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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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Not only are her ideas straightforward and easy to try, she also recommends many artists and wordless picture books as springboards. The anchor or wall charts are included as pictures, most of the high-interest lesson activities have multiple options for a lesson and analogy. Paperbackpages.

Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading by Tanny McGregor

I’m looking cojnections to implementing some of the many ideas this book has to offer in my classroom this year. Definitely a great read for comprehension strategies for students who need more concrete thinking.

This is a really helpful book. It was unbelievable how well students were able to connecyions and apply their new learning to such easy levels of reading.

Next, I tell them to add something to their creation as I write down what they are saying. This is a great quick read about how to tangibly teach reading strategies. I highly recommend this book to all of my reading-teacher friends! We don’t always just have one mental image! 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.

Trivia About Comprehension Con I ask the class why someone would erase their board in the middle of a story and then draw something else?

The concept of interconnecting neurons is important for any book about teaching. We realized that the tools in Miss Appel’s kit were very similar to the “tools” we use when we are reading. This is a constant companion in my classroom.


Write these words in order they are located in the book under “Story Chain”. Under “Story Prediction,” have them write words or draw pictures to describe the connection. Aug 08, Jana Peden rated it it was amazing.


Independent and Buddy Reading Poster Template One of the first activities at the beginning of the school year is teaching children how to read independently and read with a buddy. Sep 12, Shamzgirl rated it it was amazing Shelves: The “Thinking Stems” posters are a staple in my classroom, and I can’t wait for her next book on genres to be connecttions For example, one chapter is devoted to the skill of inferring, but serves as an umbrella for predicting, analyzing theme, and studying characters.

We discuss the contents for a few minutes and then I ask them out of all this “stuff” Tanny McGregor is an instructional coach who has developed concrete experiences to help children understand comprehension strategies.

This gets them excited and eager to find out its meaning! Mar 25, Tamra L. The book really inspires me to put more thoughts into the classroom.

Comprehension Connections

I would highly recommend this to every elementary teachers. I liked the examples of text to use with concepts i. Yes, that is it! Comprehension Connections makes the comprehension process achievable, accessible, and incremental.

Jul 19, Trevor Montgomery rated it it was amazing. Books by Tanny McGregor. Asking the right questions allows good readers to focus on the most important information in a text. Be the first to ask a question about Comprehension Connections. Easy to read and implement plus it actually works with kids of any age!

These simple sounds can be combined to make more complex variations, much like how your thinking combines to make more complex thoughts when you are reading.


For young children, writing 10 words would work best. Adapting Mental Images As we read and listen to stories and poems, are mental images can change.

Comprehension, Language Arts, Reading. I borrowed this book a year ago from a friend and never returned it. When they are finished, I encourage them to share their connection with a buddy. Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor was a turning point in my strategy teaching.

Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor. Bridges to Strategic

In the Elementary Setting Strategies for reading comprehension are conscious plans commprehension sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Sean rated it really liked it Aug 23, Magazine Clippings Thinkers use every clue available to make sense of their world.

Songs to Teach Inferring For a different approach to teaching inferring, download songs for children to listen to. There are three main types of connections we can make during reading: I enjoyed reading it but I think it took on a lot more meaning and practical use after being able to discuss it.

Jen rated it liked it Jun 25, Tanny provides tangible lessons that make abstract thinking concrete. These templates can be enlarged at Kinko’s. We usually reach the conclusion that Miss Appel has a lot of unnecessary items in her purse that she carries around Making Inferences Each year my students learn quickly that a certain teacher likes to borrow materials from our room without asking.

Her purse could be lighter on her shoulder if she’d clean it out and only keep what’s important.