SynthesiseReaders create original insights, perspectives and understandings by reflecting in texts and merging elements from text and existing schema.
I can put the pieces together and see them in a new way.
My reading grows and changes as I read.


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Book Commercials
Students create a commercial to ‘sell’ the book


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Revisit, Reflect, Retell (p 50-51)
Book Review
Students write in a conversational style, as if talking to someone who is interested in the book.


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Revisit, Reflect, Retell (p 28-29)
Get Real
Students select quotes from characters to show how realistic how they are.


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Revisit, Reflect, Retell (p 57)
Have a Book Party
(Includes assessments)
Students talk about books they have read.


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Revisit, Reflect, Retell (p 58-68)
Hot Seat
The student becomes an ‘expert’ on a character or content area. The other students ask questions to the student in the ‘hot seat.’


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Revisit, Reflect, Retell (p 41)

Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies p 70
Point of View Chart
Students compile a list of factors that could influence a person's viewpoint, e.g. a gem gender, religion etc. They note different viewpoints of people in the text.

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Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies p 146
Story map
Students draw an overview of the setting of the story.


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Synthesis Eggs
Use a graphic organiser to show prior knowledge, new information and new understanding
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Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies p 147
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