What is Synthesizing, anyway? Well, here's our fancy educators' definition:
Readers create original insights, perspectives and understandings by reflecting on text(s) and merging elements from text and existing schema.
But for your students, try this:
Put the pieces together to see them in a new way.
So what are we trying to do here? Here's how you'll know when your students get it!
The student will be able to synthesize what was read to help comprehend text and solve problems across the curriculum.
So, how do you make it happen?
- Watch the videos and discuss them with your class.
- Do the student activity on this Web site.
- Talk about Synthesizing all year long.
- Try these lesson ideas in your classroom.