This 43-page unit slows down and stretches the process a student must use to be successful on the AP English Language & Composition synthesis question. What he or she will do in May within a 55-minute time frame has been stretched to ten lesson plans here, each of which will take 60 to 90 minutes to facilitate.
Each lesson plan includes materials needed, essential question, "I can" statement, activator, teacher input, student active participation, and summary.
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Lesson 1: Defining Synthesis (Handouts A through K)
Lesson 2: Breaking Down the Prompt (Handout L)
Lesson 3: Conversing with Sources (Handouts M through O)
Lesson 4: Image Analysis (Handout P)
Lesson 5: Political Cartoon Analysis (Handout Q)
Lesson 6: Embedding Source Material (Handouts R and S)
Lesson 7: Timed Practice #1 (Handouts T and U)
Lesson 8: Synthesis Prompt Project (Handouts V through X)
Lesson 9: Timed Practice #2
Lesson 10: Thinking Like a Reader (Handouts Y and Z)
This unit is designed on the premise that students have already learned how to construct an argument. Here, students learn to deal with the synthesis prompt and incorporate information from sources. Some elements of argument are addressed; however, this resource will not equip a teacher to start from scratch.
If you need a resource for teaching argumentation and persuasion, take a look at Argumentation & Persuasion: A Unit for Common Core and AP English Language
. For help teaching students how to summarize and paraphrase, check out Ramen Noodle Summarizing and Cow Cud Paraphrasing
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