Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading

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Overview

Inferring, questioning, determining importance. It's not easy to explain these abstract reading strategies to elementary readers, yet knowing how they work and how to use them is an important first step to connecting with texts. 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.

Comprehension Connections is a guide to developing children's ability to fully understand texts by making the comprehension process achievable, accessible, and incremental. McGregor's approach sequences stages of learning for each strategy that take students from a fun object lesson to a nuanced and lasting understanding. 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. 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:

  • schema
  • inferring
  • questioning
  • determining importance
  • visualizing
  • synthesizing.

Many students struggle to understand what it is they are supposed to do as they learn to read strategically. Help them make connections to the ideas behind reading and watch as your readers go deeper into texts than ever before.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325008875
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 31,808
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

The smash-hit Comprehension Connections introduced teachers across the country to the imaginative, inspiring, and practical teaching of Tanny McGregor. Now Genre Connections brings to teaching genre the same creativity and can-do spirit that has helped hundreds of thousands of practitioners improve. Tanny has been teaching and learning in Cincinnati for more than two decades. She is a staff developer, a nationally-known keynoter and workshop presenter, and a member of Heinemann Professional Development Services. In addition to Comprehension Connections and Genre Connections, she is a coauthor of the Heinemann title Comprehension Going Forward. Tanny online Tanny's voice jumps off the page. If you'd like to hear that voice in person, then listen to her appearance on Education Talk Radio.
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  • Posted July 6, 2011

    Excellent, Practical Resource

    I bought this book on the recommendation of a teacher I met at professional development. There are several things I love about this book:
    1. It is short (just over 100 pages)
    2. I correlates with Stephanie Harvey's works which I have used successfully in the past.
    3. It has 5 specific lessons per topic with free or low cost resources to teach them.
    4. There are visuals to support almost every lesson.
    5. It makes very abstract concepts manageable and understandable for teachers and students.
    6. It is not a holistic resource to cover your entire reading curriculum and the author acknowledges that

    I would highly recommend this to anyone out there teaching reading to any age group.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    Very useful tool to connect the concrete to the abstract.

    Great approach to help readers connect with the text. I use this
    book as a guide to plan lessons for a 3rd grader I tutor for reading
    comprehension. The concrete connections have made reading strategies
    real to her, not to mention we've had a lot of fun doing the activities.
    The book provides many ways to reach various types of learners. For
    example, students can use works of art or music to infer. The book also
    encourages constructivist learning which is based on learning through
    discovery and discussion.

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  • Posted September 20, 2009

    Great application

    I'm a 6th grade teacher and plan to implement some of the ideas in this book. I really like the organization and samples.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

    Great Connections Book for Reading and Writing

    I especially liked the connections that the book helps teachers make with students. The thinking Bubble while one reads and the other pretends to be the cognitive thought was a wonderful tool that I used with my 4th graders. Overall it was a pretty decent book.

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