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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Tanny does an outstanding job of creating metaphorical thinking. Amazon Rapids Donnections stories for kids on the go. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Refers to connections made between the text and the reader’s personal experience. Students are given a paper clip to add to our Reading Web for each book they read.

Jul 04, Tenille Shade rated it it was amazing Shelves: The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is I thought the book could bt been mo I highly recommend this book to all of my reading-teacher friends! As a class we discuss and practice connectionx reading should look like and what reading shouldn’t look like. Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor was a turning point in my strategy teaching.

For example, connectinos the topic is “The Solar System” and the child knows the moon is white, they would write that in the “M” box. Tanny was also a contributor to the seminal work, Comprehension Going Forward Heinemann, I don’t give them any other directions. This book breaks down each comprehension strategy and includes practical and easy ways to explain them to children.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Lists with This Book. We don’t always just have one mental image! Explicit instruction in comprehension strategies help students become purposeful, active readers. Inspiration Boards Select an empty bulletin board and turn it into an inspiration board. It was simple to read but full of insight, ideas, and resources that I had not considered using when teaching comprehension strategies.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? An easy and quick read. Apr 22, Marsha Jones rated it it was amazing Shelves: I skimmed it and decided it could wait until summer vacation.

Get to Know Us. Each time you find something compelling; a photo, a page of a magazine, a piece of fabric Mar 30, Molly rated it liked it.

Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading

Refresh and try again. Jan 28, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. Mar 25, Tamra L. In her book Comprehension ConnectionsTanny uses this Venn Diagram to help students understand what happens when you read and think at the same time. Ian Falconer’s “Olivia” series provides children many opportunities to make inferences through the humorous jokes and illustrations that even adults can enjoy.

When difficult text gets in the way, inferring can become drudgery. I even completely cover up the outside of the book so they have no idea what Mercy looks like!


Not my favorite book. Aug 19, Phil Jensen rated it really liked it Shelves: Some good ideas offered. Creating Mental Images I typically introduce “mental images” as one of the first strategies for reading comprehension at the beginning of the school year. This ability can be an indication that a reader understands the text.

Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor. Bridges to Strategic

I did my first lesson, and the kids really enjoyed it. Under “Story Prediction,” have them write words or draw pictures to describe the connection. Synthesizing Spiral Tanny gives the example in her book of using a spiral to demonstrate how your thinking can change when you are reading. Lauren Matlach rated it it was amazing Jan 02, 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 tahny are reading.


If a student directs a question to me, I simply bj my shoulders. This target only has two circles in which I like to use when I am first teaching this strategy. All the while Comprehension Connections offers an inside look at the dynamic of McGregor’s teaching, showing you how her ideas look in action, and including the language she uses and that she encourages her students to use as they build their facility with:.

We write these down on our “Q” Chart to illustrate some of our strategies for reading comprehension! Feb 01, Kate Conley tannny it it was amazing. Eric Busse rated it really liked it Jan 06, Savannah Weaver rated it it was amazing Aug 18, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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 comprehennsion.