Synthesize New Information

Synthesis requires the ability to put parts together into a unified whole. Readers synthesize or incorporate new information into their existing knowledge base. Synthesis extends the literal meaning of a text to an inferential level. Readers determine the key ideas to synthesize. They demonstrate their synthesis of the ideas when they respond to text in a variety of ways, independently or within a group of other readers. Responses that invite students to use information to express original thoughts or products include written, oral, dramatic, and artistic interpretations of text.

Guiding Questions:

  • How can the information from this selection be presented visually?
  • How would a graphic organizer present the information in this selection?
  • What parts of this text can you use to create new ideas or products?
  • How would an artist illustrate the details from this selection?
  • How can you use the facts you’ve learned to write a persuasive letter?
  • How would you use the facts in this selection to write a reader’s theater script?
  • How would you use the facts in a dramatic presentation?