The synthesizing as a reading strategy PD video and PDF is my newest product on TpT. It is free. The video is about four minutes long and has some information for teaching students about the synthesizing reading strategy. The supporting document is a PDF with some student pages to print. A second video with some information is also on this blog post. This is short professional development that can be used the next day in class as student materials are provided. The TpT video may be used with any student book with a thought provoking story. There are generic pages pages for student use, and one open ended student interactive (ISN) included on my free Teachers Pay Teachers video product.
When students begin to do research and gather information from a variety of sources, synthesis is necessary to understand and compile the information.
Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and has completed the KHT Montessori 12 month program. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents. Her children's books are available on Amazon. She was a public school teacher for 28 years, three of those in a desegregation school, five in schools with the Minneapolis Choice is Yours program as a Wayzata teacher. She has been trained in numerous areas such as CGI Math, the National Urban Alliance, reading strategies, writing workshop, and others listed on her about page.