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Questions to ask about what we are reading....should add some critical literacy questions also Absolutely should add the critical thinking questions. Especially if schools use Accelerated Reader programs, students tend to have lots of books they have "read" but not a lot they can analyze or evaluate. this really hurts them in high school lit classes.
SYNTHESIZING - The next day, we talked about making Synthesis Sundaes. I mean, seriously…who doesn’t love ice cream?!?! I introduced this anchor chart and then we read “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. I think this is a GREAT story to teach synthesizing!!