Synthesizing is an essential skill for thoughtful readers. The Synthesizing lesson, for grades 4–8, will help your students combine different ideas to build knowledge. This lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real books. The Synthesizing lesson can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced. The lesson also includes a separate Answer Key PDF.