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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Connectiions 17, Megan rated it really liked it Shelves: There are three main types of connections we can make during reading: 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.

Aug 26, Natalie rated it it was amazing.

Authors do not always provide complete descriptions of, or explicit information about a topic, setting, cmgregor, or event. In a five minute period, I write down on a large chart paper the questions they are asking. In fact, good readers who are able to visualize when they are reading are able to recall what they read better than readers who don’t visualize when they are reading.

When your child understands this concept you can use the template below to add more target circles.

Each lesson links to concrete experiences and items–great way to break it down for the kids. When reading a book, I have two students stand on either side of me, each holding a green and red bowl. This distinction is meaningful in the classroom, because a student might say, “I’m a guy and I don’t get this girl book. Lauren Matlach rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Get to Know Us. We write these down on our “Q” Chart to illustrate some of our strategies for reading comprehension!

There are few books on comprehension out there that are applicable to primary and intermediate teachers.


I read the first book in one sitting, “Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride” without sharing the colorful, funny illustrations The concrete object lesson seemed to really resonate with them. These are separate skills requiring separate treatment. Miley Cyrus The Luckiest. 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 compehension as they build their facility with: May 16, Shari rated it really liked it Shelves: About the Author Internationally-known teacher and conference speaker Tanny McGregor brings nearly 30 years of professional experience to her popular sessions.


These props are the things that make the lessons stick in kids’ minds, yet they are the things that I am never creative enough to come up with on my own. Alexa Actionable Analytics for ccomprehension Web.

Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor. Bridges to Strategic

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 byy reading, it was a successful process for a lot of the students.

Her lessons build bridges between the concrete and the abstract by incorporating writing, discussion, song, art, and movement into a web of creative connections that reinforce each strategy on a variety of levels. I’ve always said that the most learning occurs when students are having fun. Lint rollers pick up stuff that comes in contact with it, because it’s sticky in much the same way that our brains “pick up stuff”.

Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading

McGregor’s book scores well on both counts. This book and Genre Connections should be on every reading teacher’s professional library shelf!! In Comprehension ConnectionsMcGregor has produced an applied text that provides educators with plausible examples and motivation for developing reading curriculum plans that may help students along the pathway to comprehensin strategic thinkers. Connectjons see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Next, have them connect the second and third word and write words or draw a picture to describe the connection.

I am very impressed with Tanny’s books. They can complete five-in-a-row or they may want to complete the whole chart. Easy to read and implement plus it actually works with kids of any age! Comprehension Connections is the bestselling resource that teachers love! These templates can be enlarged at Kinko’s. But get a sense of what the book is about Each night students take home these folders to share with their families to retell and share what we read in class.


Every elementary teacher needs to buy this book! I’ve heard many teachers talk about Tanny McGregor’s book for several years. Rather, we need to learn how to determine what’s important and what’s not important. It was tucked into my carry on bag and I pulled it out after the flight attendants made their way up and down the aisle with drinks and pretzels.

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Read more Read less. I can’t wait to try some of these ideas with my English Language Learners. Tear out advertisements that might seem interesting to children.

Inspiration Boards Select an empty bulletin board and turn it into an inspiration board. I will use this book! This strategy involves the ability of readers to make mental images of a text as a way to understand processes or events they encounter during reading.

See if they can come up with schema bu each box on this page! Ships from and sold by Amazon. I like each and every one of the teaching activities that Mrs.

Throughout the school year, place charts and pictures under each word to help students remember the strategies. Return to Book Page. I hope Tanny McGregor writes more books because I would definitely read another one.

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