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Synthesizing Information

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Synthesizing Information creating something new by bringing together many different pieces of information using thinking skills Synthesizing... Photosynthesis Robin Gauvreau
Gardner-Webb University
Spring 2013 Synthesizing Information Bloom's Taxonomy Interpreted for Mathematics synthesis - derivation of abstract relations, prediction, generalization, creation of new ideas
Questions that encourage synthesis begin with:
integrate
modify
substitute
design
create
What if...
formulate
generalize
prepare Lindsey Shorser
www.coun.uvic.ca/learning/exams/blooms-taxonomy.hrml http://reading.ecb.org/downloads/syn_Synthesizing.mp3 Twenty Questions great way to review and synthesize new math vocabulary and concepts at the end of the unit Henry Ford The Hippopotamus at Dinner Too much of anything often leaves one with a feeling of regret. takes place during and after reading The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters. a story about supernatural or extraordinary persons or incidents; legend: Fairy Tale Stories THINK...
a princess
a prince
a dragon The Lobster and the Crab Even the taking of small risks will add excitement to life. analysis comes from analyein (Greek), which means
"to break up" synthesis comes from syntithenai (Greek), which means
"to put together" Fable

What am I taking away with me? (bigger idea) "the process of creating a mental plan for what we're reading, experiencing, or learning and then continually revising the plan as we recall or encounter new information"
(Mosaic of Thought by Keene and Zimmermann) I am thinking...
Now I'm thinking...
I'm beginning to think...
My new thinking is... When your thinking changes as you read... At first I was thinking...
When I was reading, I was thinking...
But at the end, I was thinking... requires interacting with the text The process by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source. Most forms of photosynthesis release oxygen as a byproduct. creates something new from different sources process of examining and inferring relationships between sources, then making those explicit What does the information in the text mean to me? What is important and how does it fit with my schema? Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe making connections
determining importance
questioning
forming sensory images
solving problems requires using all of the following together: Students synthesize to better understand what they have read. Cause-effect
Compare-contrast
Problem-solution
Classification To effectively integrate and synthesize information, use: Synthesize
Information Make Mental Images Ask
Questions Build
Background
Knowledge Make
Inferences Determine
Importance enhances understanding "A mind stretched to
a new idea never
goes back to its
original dimensions." Oliver Wendel Homes better constructs meaning most complex reading strategy David Harris, Strategies That Work "Synthesizing is like baking a cake - all the different parts mixed together become a whole new thing." Why? Charlie and the Puppy "Synthesis is like throwing a rock into a pond: first there's the splash, and then the water ripples out, making little waves that get bigger and bigger." Ellin Keene Bibliography Zimmermann, S. & Hutchins, C. (2003). 7 Keys to http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/mathchat/mathchat013.shtml Keene, E. & Zimmerman, S. (1997). Mosaic of Thought: Teaching Harvey, S. & Goudvis, A. (2000). Strategies That Work: Teaching Teaching synthesis is a challenge. It requires more think-aloud modeling than other comprehension strategies. Ellin Keene Comprehension. NY, Three Rivers Press. Comprehension in A Reader's Workshop. Portsmouth, NH, Heinmann. Comprehension to Enhance Understanding. York, ME, Stenhouse Publishers.
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