Roxaboxen is an excellent story that leads us to students thinking deeply about what it means to create an imaginary town. In the story the kids in the neighborhood turn an area of land into a small town, complete with roads and houses!
The Little House is a powerful story about how a well-built house went from living in the country so becoming surrounded by a large city. The images capture the transition slowly on each page as the reader feels the emotions of the house as it struggles to accept its new surroundings. It's a great books to teach kids to think deeply about the world around them!
The Book of Bad Ideas is a hilarious book of really bad ideas. It's a great mentor text to help kids determine which detail is the most important, or in this case, which bad idea is the worst!
3 Books and Lessons to Teach Synthesizing
Posted by Out of This World Literacy on Friday, July 22, 2016
For a variety of graphic organizers to help reinforce teaching students to synthesize and that can be used with any mentor text or independent text, check out this resource!