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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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About the Author

Stephanie Harvey has spent her career teaching and learning about reading and writing. An elementary and special ed teacher for fifteen years, she now works as a staff developer and educational consultant. Insatiably curious about student thinking, she is a teacher first and foremost and continues to work in schools on a regular basis savoring any time spent with kids. The author of two books, Nonfiction Matters and Strategies That Work , the latter coauthored by Anne Goudvis, Stephanie works with educators, schools and districts to implement progressive literacy practices. She has created a number of video series that showcase thoughtful literacy practice. Her most recent professional offering, The Comprehension Toolkit created along with Anne Goudvis, is an intensive resource for comprehension instruction and active literacy across the day and throughout the year.

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Mcgregor, Tanny
Heinemann Educational Books
Foreword by:
Harvey, Stephanie
Harvey, Stephanie
Harvey, Stephanie
McGregor, Tanny
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Reading comprehension
Reading, Psychology of
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading & Phonics
General education.
Education-Teaching Reading and Writing
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9.26x7.35x.31 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
from 5 up to 11

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