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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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Metacognition Tool Kit One day when a student was helping me screw the handle back on to a cabinet, he said, “These bolts are just like when we make connections when we are reading. We play simple sounds on the keyboard I give students each time to practice hitting the keys.

McGregor’s approach sequences stages of learning for each strategy that take students from a fun object lesson to a nuanced and lasting understanding. I know it sounds crazy but the ideas are actually quite clever, and I can see how they would be helpful to students. Set up a giveaway. Strategies for Reading Comprehension Template Use the above template to display the strategies for reading comprehension in your classroom.

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.

We count the letters in the word, we clap the syllables, and we trying segmenting the word. Every elementary teacher needs to buy this book! First, her famous Real Reading Salad shows students how text and thinking mix to make reading.

This is a great book for classroom and reading teachers. But get a sense of what the book is about The thinker is encouraged to “yell out” their thinking as the other student is reading the book. Relating the strategies to something concrete makes so much sense. Click on the above link to see “Miss Appel’s Schema”.


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Once they are finished, have them draw or write words in the right-hand column to show how their mental images changed after having a conversation with someone. When I am reading the “text” a red card in placed in the red salad bowl. Aug 11, Lou Broughton rated it it was amazing Shelves: It would have been five stars if I taught that grade level. Your initial response is written in the center of the spiral and curls around as your thinking changes.

When difficult text gets in the way, inferring can become drudgery. On the first day of mcgrdgor I share with my students my favorite word, “metacognition”.

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 becoming strategic thinkers. I didn’t quite realize the little nugget I had purchased until I was about 35,ooo feet in the air!

When they are finished, I encourage them to share their connection with a buddy. It focuses a lot on metacognition and teaching kids how to understand their thinking and schema background knowledge.

The tannj ways that it explains reading strategies makes it so easy for children to understand. Inferring, questioning, determining importance. Any prop or materials she suggests in teaching strategies is something easily obtained for low or no cost. Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor.

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. I tell them to draw or write whatever pops into their head. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Derrall Garrison rated it it was amazing Aug 08, mcgreyor Metacognition Diagram Like the “reading salad,” the Metacognition Diagram is another way to explain metacognition.


Strategies for Reading Comprehension

Tanny provides tangible lessons that make abstract thinking concrete. Give them time to share this mental image with a buddy and talk about it.

mcgregr It was unbelievable how well students were able to understand and apply their new learning to such easy levels of reading. Jun 10, Anne Price rated it it was amazing. Kindle Editionpages. This book is just English Choose a language for shopping.

Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor. Bridges to Strategic

I like each and every one of the teaching activities that Mrs. The player who is able to ask appropriate questions has a better chance of winning the game As you can tell I love this book and tell the teachers I work with I comprehwnsion replace this book if someone “borrowed” it from me.

They know that sometimes their thinking is a bunch of small thoughts that form bigger thoughts. Comprehension Connections makes the comprehension process achievable, accessible, and incremental. I did my first lesson, and the kids really enjoyed it.