Synthesizing Text -- Reading Minilessons to Visualize How Thinking Changes

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Literacy Treasures LLC
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3rd - 6th
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This resource gave my kids a visual for how your thinking changes as you find out more information from your text.
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  1. Engage your readers all year long with active strategies to help build understanding and comprehension of text. This reading minilesson plan will take you and your readers through...launching reader's workshopmonitoring comprehensiontracking and analyzing charactersdeveloping inferential understand
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Synthesizing Texts for Deeper Understanding is a unit of reading minilessons that will help nudge students into realizing that their thinking changes over the course of a text. As readers synthesize text, their thinking grows and evolves. This kind of thinking is beyond the text and will fuel the analytic response writing that is required of readers.

Key Teaching Points:

  • Readers monitor overall meaning of a text as they read and understand how their thinking grows.
  • Readers synthesize text to understand.
  • Readers extend their literal thinking to inferential thinking

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· Monitoring Comprehension

· Following Characters Through a Fiction Story

· Reading Informational Text

· Inferring for Understanding

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· Book Projects--Fostering Student Independence

* Reading Test Preparation

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Total Pages
19 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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