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No trivia or quizzes yet. Ian Falconer’s “Olivia” series provides children many opportunities to make inferences through the humorous jokes and illustrations that even adults can enjoy. After I finished my earlier January 4th blog entry, I began googling “comprehension” as I so often do to see where it would lead me.

To explain this concept to my students, I share with them simple facts about myself that are “stuck on my brain”. If you haven’t read it already, comprehensino highly recommend that you do! Next, have them connect the second and third word and write words or draw a picture to describe the connection.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. As I presented those lessons, I began using Level E, F, and G books so that students would be able to focus on the process. By the end of the year, my first grade students understand that their thinking starts off small and gets bigger as they learn new information.

Comprdhension Boards Select an empty bulletin board and turn it into an inspiration board. As you can tell I love this book and tell the teachers I work with I would replace this book if someone “borrowed” it from me.


This book is about as comprehenslon may guess from the title teaching kids reading comprehension. Mar 25, Mfgregor L. Sarah Briggs rated it it was amazing Jun 13, Wish I could keep it since I borrowed it and now have to give it back.

Strategies for Reading Comprehension

I devoured it on a camping trip–a place where Comprehdnsion usually avoid work related reading–and found myself planning lessons and how I could incorporate these ideas and lessons into out mandated, less-than-stellar, curriculum.

Hit the Books One of our favorite exercises in teaching young children to make connections is browsing and selecting five books that they’ve never read and would likely never select.

Nov 26, Kerrie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reading Salad Labels Since metacognition conmections being able to read and think at the same time, I demonstrate this by making a “reading salad”. The thinker is encouraged to “yell out” their thinking as the other student is reading the book.

Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading

Tanny does an outstanding job of creating metaphorical thinking. The strategies described in this book are not merely reading strategies; they are thinking strategies.

McDougall rated it liked it. Your initial response is yanny in the center of the spiral and curls around as your thinking changes. Tanny offers great advice for teaching abstract concepts using concrete materials. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

For young children, writing 10 words would work best. Open Preview See a Problem? After a few days, I break down and tell them it means to “think” and “read” at the same time.


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Nesting Dolls When I discuss this strategy for reading comprehension, I place Nesting Dolls so that they are in order from largest to smallest. Open Preview See a Problem?

See if they can come up with schema for each box on this page!

Feb 17, Megan rated it really liked it Shelves: Great concrete ways to introduce the strategies and get students familiar and confident with them before having them jump into text and use them!!! Read reviews that mention comprehension strategies comprehension connections abstract concepts teaching reading concrete examples tanny mcgregor reading comprehension reading strategies great ideas well worth great book grade level help students best books easy to read teach abstract strategic reading anchor lessons middle school grade levels.

Throughout the school year, place charts and pictures under each word to help students remember the strategies. 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.

On the first day of school I share with my students my favorite word, “metacognition”.

Synthesizer Tanny provides many great ways to introduce and explain “synthesizing” to children.