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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I used this book for several of my daily comprehension lessons. Karen rated it it was mgcregor Dec 19, Jan 04, Tammy rated it it was amazing.

Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons that make abstract thinking concrete and that can help every child in your classroom make more effective use of reading comprehension strategies.

Lots connectione great ideas for making difficult reading skills concrete. I used all of her suggestions, which I felt were wonderful! Not only will it be fun for kids, but fun for teachers to teach!

That’s a controversial belief. Help them make connections to the ideas behind reading and watch as your readers go deeper into texts than ever before.

Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading

Not only are her ideas straightforward and easy to try, she also recommends many artists and wordless picture books as springboards. Metacognition helps students understand the strategies for reading comprehension! Alexis rated it really liked it Aug 22, I ask the class why someone would tannu their board in the middle of a story and then draw something else?


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When difficult text gets in the way, inferring can become drudgery. Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor was a turning point in my strategy teaching. Once a question is generated, students write down what they know in their brain schema and what they know from the book evidence.

Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor

Ayuana Mone’t rated it really liked it Feb 24, This ability can be an indication that a reader understands the text.

Sarah rated it really liked it Jan 10, Click here mcgregpr see a demonstration of the Reading Salad lesson by a real teacher. On the first day of school I share with my students my favorite word, “metacognition”. It was such an easy way to introduce those processing skills, that by the time it came for students to transfer what they had learned to their on-grade-level reading, it was a successful process for a lot of the students.

Sarah Briggs rated it it was amazing Jun 13, Thanks for telling us about the problem. After a few days, I break down and tell them it means to “think” and “read” at the same time.

The cards are then dumped into a large salad bowl and mixed together to make a “reading salad”. McGregor’s approach sequences stages of learning for each strategy that take students from a fun object lesson to a nuanced and lasting understanding.


My appreciation reading text comes down to how well the new ideas are articulated and how painless the review is.

Making Connections Children are eager to share their connections with those around them. Purse I like to start out teaching this strategy by using something that is meaningful to me We didn’t see him take it and he didn’t ask to borrow it This is a constant companion in my classroom. Refers to connections made between a text being read and something that occurs connectiond the world.

Write these words in order they are located in the book under “Story Chain”. Give them time to share this mental image with a buddy and talk about it. They know that sometimes their thinking is a bunch of small thoughts that form bigger thoughts.

I use this template to demonstrate how my mental image can change by drawing pictures to match what I “see in my brain”.