Friday, June 27, 2014

Synthesis and Writing from Sources, Part 2

Writing from sources doesn't happen overnight. Students need support, modeling, and scaffolding as they learn how to gather information, connect ideas, and synthesize new products.

In this second part of the presentation, several different low-stakes activities are suggested. Like lead-up games in physical education class, these activities help students to develop the underlying skills for strong synthesis. These activities also happen to be highly engaging for students, and they strengthen and develop critical thinking skills.

Writing from Sources, Part 2 from Emily Kissner

Which activities do you think would work in your classroom? What other activities have you tried to help students learn how to synthesize ideas?

1 comment:

  1. I have had great success with these RESEARCH FOLDERS. I love thinking of ways to help students organize information from multiple sources. It is so critical to be able to weed out non-essential information from the "stuff" you really need to know!