Save time ordering! We can help. Give Patricia a call on 091 777005

Building Bridges of Understanding is a whole school approach to the teaching of comprehension devised by Dr. Ann Courtney of the University of Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Martin Gleeson, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and nine schools in the Munster area.

Drawing on current research regarding effective comprehension instruction its primary focus is the teaching of comprehension, with the ultimate aim of enabling children to become self-regulated strategic readers.
To this end eight key comprehension strategies are identified, namely, prediction, visualisation, making connections, questioning, clarifying, determining importance, inferring and synthesising. Each strategy is explicitly modelled through a think aloud process using high quality fiction and non-fiction picture books. Children’s understanding of each individual strategy is supported by Comprehension Process Motions which are hand movements that help to concretise abstract unseen cognitive processes thus reinforcing the learning through a kinaesthetic pathway.

Children’s understanding is further consolidated by the development of Anchor Charts in child friendly language as an aide memoire to the application of each individual strategy. Teacher support is gradually withdrawn as children learn to apply the strategies in supportive collaborative mixed ability groups. Such groups provide support for children in word identification, vocabulary and comprehension in a mutually supportive setting.

The instructional approach described in the manual is accompanied by three compact discs to provide examples of the individual strategies and group work in an Irish context with a variety of class levels.

Sale!
9.99 9.50
Author : Allsburg, Chris Van
Publisher : Andersen
Ages : 8 to 9 Third Class
€9.99€9.50
Sale!
9.99 9.50
Author : Willis, Jeanne
Publisher : Andersen
Ages : 6 to 7 First Class
€9.99€9.50
Sale!
9.99 9.00
Author : Howker, Janni
Publisher : Walker
Ages : 7 to 8 Second Class
€9.99€9.00
Sale!
12.29 9.50
Author : Morpurgo, Michael
Publisher : Corgi Childrens
Ages : 7 to 8 Second Class
€12.29€9.50
Sale!
10.13 8.50
Author : Hoffman, Mary
Publisher : Frances Lincoln ...
Ages : 6 to 7 First Class
€10.13€8.50
Sale!
9.99 9.00
Author : Jenkins, Martin
Publisher : Walker
Ages : 7 to 8 Second Class
€9.99€9.00
Sale!
9.32 8.99
Author : Say, Allen
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin...
Ages : 8 to 9 Third Class
€9.32€8.99
Sale!
11.99 11.00
Author : Mochizuki, Ken
Publisher : Lee & Low Books ...
Ages : 9 to 10 Fourth Class
€11.99€11.00
Sale!
10.65 9.50
Author : Bunting, Eve
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Ages : 8 to 9 Third Class
€10.65€9.50
Sale!
22.65 19.00
Author : Woodruff, Elvira
Publisher : Scholastic Press
Ages : 11 to 13 Sixth Class
€22.65€19.00
Sale!
10.65 9.50
Author : Rylant, Cynthia
Publisher : Atheneum Books f...
Ages : 8 to 9 Third Class
€10.65€9.50
Sale!
9.32 9.00
Author : Baylor, Byrd
Publisher : Aladdin Paperbac...
Ages : 10 to 11 Fifth Class
€9.32€9.00
Sale!
10.65 10.00
Author : Faith, Ringgold
Publisher : Aladdin Paperbac...
Ages : 8 to 9 Third Class
€10.65€10.00
Sale!
10.67 10.00
Author : Say, Allen
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin...
Ages : 7 to 8 Second Class
€10.67€10.00
Sale!
11.41 9.99
Author : Thompson, Colin
Publisher : Red Fox
Ages : 8 to 9 Third Class
€11.41€9.99
Sale!
10.65 9.99
Author : Sendak, Maurice
Publisher : Red Fox
Ages : 4 to 5 Junior Infants
€10.65€9.99
Sale!
8.96 8.50
Author : Shannon, David
Publisher : Scholastic Paper...
Ages : 8 to 9 Third Class
€8.96€8.50
Sale!
8.96 8.50
Author : Kasza, Keiko
Publisher : Puffin Books
Ages : 7 to 8 Second Class
€8.96€8.50
Sale!
7.99 7.50
Author : Morpurgo, Sir Michae...
Publisher : Walker Books
Ages : 8 to 9 Third Class
€7.99€7.50
Sale!
8.99 7.50
Author : Doyle, Roddy
Publisher : Scholastic
Ages : 7 to 8 Second Class
€8.99€7.50
Sale!
12.50 11.00
Author : Gaiman, Neil
Publisher : Bloomsbury
Ages : 8 to 9 Third Class
€12.50€11.00
Sale!
12.29 9.99
Author : Browne, Anthony
Publisher : Red Fox
Ages : 4 to 5 Junior Infants
€12.29€9.99
Sale!
9.32 8.50
Author : Murphy, Jill
Publisher : Macmillan Childr...
Ages : 4 to 5 Junior Infants
€9.32€8.50
Sale!
9.32 8.50
Author : Anholt, Laurence
Publisher : Frances Lincoln
Ages : 6 to 7 First Class
€9.32€8.50
Sale!
8.99 8.50
Author : Allsburg, Chris Van
Publisher : Andersen Press
Ages : 5 to 6 Senior Infants
€8.99€8.50
Sale!
9.99 9.50
Author : Fitzpatrick, Marie-L...
Publisher : O'Brien Press
Ages : 5 to 6 Senior Infants
€9.99€9.50
Sale!
11.58 9.00
Author : Davies, Nicola
Publisher : Walker
Ages : 7 to 8 Second Class
€11.58€9.00
Sale!
10.65 9.00
Author : Baker, Jeannie
Publisher : Walker Books Ltd
Ages : 4 to 5 Junior Infants
€10.65€9.00
Sale!
9.32 8.00
Author : Browne, Anthony
Publisher : Walker Books Ltd
Ages : 5 to 6 Senior Infants
€9.32€8.00
Sale!
8.99 8.00
Author : Lewis, Kim
Publisher : Walker Books Ltd
Ages : 4 to 5 Junior Infants
€8.99€8.00
Sale!
9.99 9.00
Author : James, Simon
Publisher : Walker
Ages : 4 to 5 Junior Infants
€9.99€9.00
Sale!
9.32 8.00
Author : Browne, Anthony
Publisher : Walker Books Ltd
Ages : 4 to 5 Junior Infants
€9.32€8.00
Sale!
9.99 9.00
Author : Murphy, Jill
Publisher : Walker Books Ltd
Ages : 4 to 5 Junior Infants
€9.99€9.00
Sale!
8.99 8.00
Author : Kerr, Judith
Publisher : Harper Collins C...
Ages : 4 to 5 Junior Infants
€8.99€8.00
Sale!
10.28 8.00
Author : Ahlberg, Janet
Publisher : Puffin
Ages : 4 to 5 Junior Infants
€10.28€8.00
Sale!
8.99 8.00
Author : Browne, Anthony
Publisher : Walker
Ages : 4 to 5 Junior Infants
€8.99€8.00
preloader