Reading Log Blog
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Synthesizing Information- Getting ready for final presentations
Researchers, your presentation on your topic is on Thursday! Today in school, your research team made a plan for what you might teach and what information you would still need to gather in order to do that teaching. To get ready, you might do a bit more research to fill in any gaps, using any books, articles, websites, or videos you can find on your topic. Synthesize this new learning with your previous learning, thinking about how it adds to and changes what you already know. Add this new information to your notes and synthesize what you've learned.
As you read, continue to practice tackling the hard parts of your nonfiction books. For instance, you might continue slowing down when you reach a hard, technical part, breaking it into parts and thinking, “What is this part teaching?” Or, you might work to form full definitions of the tricky words and concepts in your books, reading more books, going online, or talking to family members to learn more. Then write about your learning in your own words.