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Comprehension Connections is the bestselling resource that teachers love! Tanny McGregor uses real-life objects in surprising ways to make abstract. Comprehension Connections has ratings and 51 reviews. Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons that make. Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons Comprehension Connections is a guide to developing children’s ability to fully.

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Not only will it be fun for kids, but fun for teachers to teach! Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Once a question is generated, students write down what they know in their brain schema and what they know from the book evidence. Griffin probably has it in his room. Aug 19, Phil Jensen rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 26, Kerrie rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are few books on comprehension out there that are applicable to primary and intermediate teachers.

I’m done,” at which point the teacher can either say, “Your mind did not intersect with this, let’s put the book away,” or “Let’s look closer to find out how the author establishes meaning. Yes, that is it!

Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor. Bridges to Strategic

Help them make connections to the ideas behind reading and watch as your readers go deeper into texts than ever before. Write a customer review. Aug 11, Lou Broughton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Making Inferences Each year my students learn quickly that a certain teacher likes to borrow materials from our room without asking. She can get 2nd graders to converse intelligently about connectionss abstract concepts as schema, inferring, synthesizing, etc.

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Comprehension Connections

Comprehension Connections makes the comprehension process achievable, accessible, and incremental. They don’t have to read every page of each book.

Synthesizing This template is used much like “Adapting Mental Images” in which the student can write or draw pictures to show how their thinking changes when they are reading. I loved the book because it is full of ideas you could use tomorrow using concrete objects to anchor your teaching the children how metacognition works.

I used all of her suggestions, which I felt were wonderful!

Not my favorite book. Aug 08, Jana Peden rated it it was amazing. Concrete and refreshing bridges to teaching children how to think about their own thinking. The “Thinking Stems” posters mcgrgor a staple in my classroom, and I can’t wait for her next book on genres to be published!

Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading by Tanny McGregor

The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is I thought the book could have been mo I highly recommend this book to all of my reading-teacher friends! Aug 26, Natalie rated it it was amazing. It focuses a lot on metacognition and teaching kids how to understand their thinking and schema background knowledge. Adapting Mental Images As we read and listen to stories and poems, are mental images can change.

Shop Create Account Log In. We realized that the tools in Miss Appel’s kit were very similar to the “tools” we use when we tabny reading. Feb 01, Kate Conley rated it it was amazing. Tanny offers great advice for teaching abstract concepts using concrete materials. Next, I tell them to add something to their creation as I write down what they are saying.

Refresh and try again. The author creates comprehesnion framework in which teaching strategies isn’t complicated, abstract or boring. After the idea is introduced with this concrete object, students explore it with wordless picture books and then move on to texts. How about an object lesson on metacognition that uses a salad to show how real reading is a mixture of the text lettuce and thinking tomatoes.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. About the Author Internationally-known teacher and conference speaker Tanny McGregor brings nearly 30 comprwhension of professional experience to her popular sessions. Synthesizing Target The nesting dolls can demonstrate how sometimes our thinking can change when we are tannj. May 16, Shari rated it really liked it Shelves: Loved teaching some of the lessons in here to my kids!

Jun 21, Beth Bell rated it it was amazing. They are easily adapted for all elementary and even middle school grade levels. Lessons used so far this year have been clear and effective. Story Impression Help children make connections between words while making predictions about the text.

Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading

My favorite reading strategy book! The above template demonstrates how we linked Miss Appel’s tools to “Metacognition Tools”. I explain that good readers ask themselves questions just like they did when they were given the Play-Doh with out any directions to help them become better readers. Nov 09, Gail rated it it was amazing. The player who connetions able to ask appropriate questions has a better chance of winning the game