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Synthesizing as a Reading Strategy, Power Point, Student Pages

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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26 slides and 40 printable pages
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Power Point for students with printable work pages.
Please see the preview for a freebie and more information about this product.
The most difficult of the seven reading strategies is synthesizing.
You might like my free synthesizing professional development video at this link Synthesizing Professional Development Free Video

This introductory lesson helps explain the reading strategy, offers examples, says it is difficult, and offers some graphic organizers and rubrics to help students with this strategy. This is not an interactive presentation, but is highly illustrated to help students comprehend this thinking skill. Standards are listed and are on the preview download.
Pages 4-8 Instructional 8 and 1/2” by 11” posters
Pages 9-10 Color and black and white bookmarks
Pages 12 Instructional poster prior to work pages
Pages 13– 18 Work pages that are intended for large group discussion
Page 19 Rubrics poster
Pages 20 and 21 Student and teacher rubrics
Pages 22-42 Open ended work pages, examples, and a few more posters
Two interactive student notebook foldables pages added!
Books referenced in samples:
Little Bear’s Visit by Else Homelund Minarik
George and Martha by James Marshall
Stormy, by Elizabeth Mills
Arthur’s TV Trouble by Marc Brown
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire by Diane de Groat
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson
Fraction Fun by David B. Adler
The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang
Tracks in the Wild by Betsy Bowen

This lesson is one in a group of reading strategy Notebook Files for SMART Board lessons at this link.
Please also see my reading strategies professional development video with the PDFs included in this product.

Carolyn Wilhelm, NBCT
Wise Owl Factory
Total Pages
26 slides and 40 printable pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.


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