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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We usually reach the conclusion that Miss Appel has a lot of unnecessary items in her purse that she carries around Cut or over up words or pictures that would force the viewer to infer. Natalie rated it it was amazing Nov 22, My kids connecfions this strategy for reading comprehension. It’s not possible to remember everything that we read Many of the following activities and strategies for reading comprehension are ideas and extensions from the book, “Comprehension Connections” by Tanny McGregor.

There were so many hands-on activities, but it would have been nice if there were also strategies to use with older students. The students are asked how these dolls are like their thinking. I used all of her suggestions, which I felt were wonderful! I didn’t realize that this was geared towards elementary aged students.

Aug 31, Porcelain rated it liked it. This kit now remains at my reading table when students are reading.


Aug 19, Phil Jensen rated it really liked it Shelves: As children learn to “think about their thinking,” they can self-monitor as they read, to make sure they are understanding everything. Sep 16, Emily Monroe rated it it was amazing. Jun 21, Beth Bell rated it it was amazing. The “Thinking Stems” posters are a staple in my classroom, and I can’t wait for her next book on genres to be published! These templates can be enlarged at Kinko’s.


Have students work with a buddy to see if any of their words connedtions similar. Alexis rated it really liked it Aug 22, Aug 28, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lists with This Book.

These boxes hold their favorite books that they can read and writing samples they want to share when special visitors come to our classroom. Molly rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Books by Tanny McGregor. Compreehension night students take home these folders tanjy share with their families to retell and share what we read in class.

Not my favorite book. 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

This target only has two circles in which I like to use when I am first teaching this strategy. Schema helps students understand the strategies for reading comprehension! Jan 11, Angela rated it it was amazing. An easy and quick read. Jen rated it liked it Jun 25, This tanhy an excellent teacher resource for teaching “big idea” reading strategies such as using metacognition, schema, visualizing, and questioning using a variety of modes of learning.


The ability of readers to ask themselves relevant questions as they read is especially valuable in helping them to integrate information, identify main ideas, and summarize information. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Aug 08, Jana Peden rated it it was amazing. My Images This is a great tool for encouraging students to talk about their mental images with a buddy.

Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons that make abstract thinking concrete and that can help every child in Inferring, questioning, determining importance.

Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading by Tanny McGregor

Play-Doh Questioning I like to introduce “questioning” to my students by giving them a small container of Play-Doh. Recording Mental Images In the middle of the year when we read “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” we keep a special folder with our most vivid mental images for each chapter of the book. The author offers some awesome suggestions for making the important abstract work of reading comprehension more concrete for students.


Refers to connections made between a text being read to a text that was previously read. May 16, Shari rated it really liked it Shelves: Once we’ve had time to practice these behaviors we make a list of things that “students” should be doing during this time and a list of things the “teacher” will be doing during this time. There are no discussion topics on this comprhension yet.

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When you read, sometimes you activate your schema or you build upon it. Creating Mental Images I typically introduce “mental images” as one of the first strategies for reading comprehension at the beginning of the school year. The thinker is encouraged to “yell out” their thinking as the other student is reading the book.

Savannah Weaver comprehensioon it it was amazing Aug 18, When reading a book, I have two students stand on either side of me, each holding a green and red bowl. Quick easy read filled with easy to implement ideas to deepen students’ comprehension. When they are finished, I encourage them to share their connection with a buddy. It was a let down after all that I had heard about it.