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Some of the strategies have different names, which are available for you to choose. Strategies for Reading Comprehension Template Use the above template to display the strategies for reading comprehension in your classroom.

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Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor

Fomprehension use their schema and evidence to form an inference. Her launching sequences gradually release responsibility for learning about text types, and they can be adapted for any genre. The strategies described in this book are not merely reading strategies; they are thinking strategies. 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.

So, in light of my concern expressed in my earlier blog that we’re making kids work too hard by keeping ideas and information abstract, is this find serendipitous or what? Connectiosn Images This is connctions great tool for encouraging students to talk about their mental images with a buddy. Jen rated it liked it Jun 25, READ-O As mentioned on the Reading Fluency Activities Page, students are encouraged to read each night at conneections with their families and keep track of the books they read.


When you read, sometimes you activate your schema or you build upon it.

Comprehension Connections

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. I learn to use simple games or activities to inspire students to become critical thinkers. Each time you find something compelling; a photo, a page of a magazine, a piece of fabric The six thinking skills in this book are the ex This is a great book for classroom and reading teachers.

We share these pictures and then “uncover” the book to find out that Mercy is not a child, but a pig! Inside, every kid wants to love reading—sometimes they need our help to see it.

It provides children with different ways to read with their families. Audrey rated it really liked it Jun 12, Karen rated it it was amazing Dec 19, A great resource for teaching strategies for reading comprehension! They know that sometimes their thinking is a bunch of small thoughts that form bigger thoughts. Story Impression Help children make connections between words while making predictions about the domprehension.

We realized that the tools in Miss Appel’s kit were very similar to the “tools” we use when we are reading. We usually reach the conclusion that Miss Appel has a lot of unnecessary items in her purse that she carries around May 20, Annie Palmer rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Open Preview See a Problem?

Explicit instruction in comprehension strategies help students become purposeful, active readers.

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I also found it helpful when explaining the strategies to parents via my classroom newsletter. Aug 28, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Synthesizer Tanny provides many great ways to introduce and explain “synthesizing” to children. Your initial response is written in the center of the spiral and curls around as your thinking changes. This strategy involves readers asking themselves questions throughout the reading of text.

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A reading coach told us Comprehension Connections in her top five of must have books; me too! This is a great book for practical tips for educators and parents as we help our children learn to THINK while they read. Chants or songs are also a part of learning the strategies. For more information on teaching children how to read by themselves and with a buddy, I recommend reading “The Daily Five” by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser.

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May 16, Shari rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 21, Beth Bell rated it it was amazing. If you haven’t read it already, we highly recommend that you do!

Feb 01, Kate Conley rated it it was amazing. Jul 04, Tenille Shade rated it it was amazing Shelves: I didn’t realize that this was geared towards elementary aged students. Help them atnny connections to the comprehensiln behind reading and watch as your readers go deeper into texts than ever before. Aug 03, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: The following are some of our favorite picks for teaching inferring.

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