Reflection: Adjustments to Practice The Whipping Boy - Synthesize - Section 2: Synthesizing is Like Making Kool Aid!


This was the first year I have introduced the students to synthesis by making Kool Aid.  It couldn't have gone better!  Synthesizing information is an abstract idea that students have a hard time understanding.  Making the Kool Aid really gave them the visual they needed to make the idea a little more concrete.  I will definitely continue to make Kool Aid for my future students!

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The Whipping Boy - Synthesize

Unit 14: The Whipping Boy
Lesson 12 of 18

Objective: SWBAT to what they read from a text, integrate it with what they already know and have read, to make meaning, understanding, and new ideas.

Big Idea: Students will learn when we read a text and combine it with knowledge and ideas we already have, we generate new ideas, deeper understanding, and bigger meaning.

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English / Language Arts, medieval times, Reading, Comprehension (Reading), comprehension, synthesis, The Whipping Boy, synthesize
  70 minutes
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