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.
Research and media skills blended into the Standards as a whole
At this link, it says, “To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a technological society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas, to conduct original research in order to answer questions or solve problems, and to analyze and create a high volume and extensive range of print and nonprint texts in media forms old and new.”
It helps to prepare students for the future by discussing the synthesis reading higher level thinking skill when students first can understand such concepts.
You might like my synthesizing lesson Synthesizing as a Reading Strategy Power Point. Please find a freebie in the preview. The most difficult of the seven reading strategies is synthesizing. This introductory lesson helps explain the reading strategy.