Mini-Lesson: Model a Synthesis (Primary)

Mini-Lesson: Model a Synthesis (Primary)

Mini-Lesson: Model a Synthesis This mini-lesson demonstrates the process a reader goes through to synthesize from a text. Using a cake mix as a trigger, Kristina helps students understand the process of making a synthesis. Duration: 8:49 | Grades...
Mini-Lesson & Activity: Synthesize from Multiple Sources

Mini-Lesson & Activity: Synthesize from Multiple Sources

Mini-Lesson & Activity: Synthesize from Multiple Sources This mini-lesson demonstrates the process a reader uses to synthesize information from more than one source. Using a Synthesis Test, Kristina shows students how to determine if their thoughts are actually a...
Mini-Lesson: Value Multiple Sources

Mini-Lesson: Value Multiple Sources

Mini-Lesson: Value Multiple Sources This mini-lesson shows students the importance of reading more than one source. Using a set of images, Kristina helps students recognize how new information is added with additional pictures. Duration: 7:05 | Grade...
How do you prepare kids to decode prompts?

How do you prepare kids to decode prompts?

How do you prepare kids to decode prompts? A key part of preparing kids to decode prompts includes includes equipping kids with the skills and habits to read and interpret writing prompts accurately and independently. Students need to be able to read a prompt,...
How do I support students’ summary writing?

How do I support students’ summary writing?

How do I support students’ summary writing? If we want to teach students how to synthesize ideas, we have to start by teaching kids how to summarize them. After all, a student can’t think beyond the text if he can’t think about the text. That said, teachers at...