For English 9 Honors, this is post our dystopian text unit. Students had to read 1984 and Anthem during this time. Students were to pick a motif that they had tracked in both texts and could find in a third text of their choosing (a poem or additional short story that we had read in class). This packet includes the motif synthesis prompt, rubric, peer editing sheet and a model thesis statement.
As a formative check on their ability to synthesize two texts together through a motif, we had previously practiced by connecting Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches and 1984. If you would like to see practice synthesis paragraph assignment, this other resource can be found in my store as well.