Note cards, library days, MLA...what's not to love?!
Actually, I'll pass on that. Well, not MLA- it can stay. Research is a beating. It's a beating to research. It's a beating to draft. It's a major beating to grade.
I'd love to tell you that I've solved all your problems. That's not true, but I do have something that can make it a whole lot better.
Enter SYNTHESIS FOLDABLE
I've used this foldable with Pre-AP students and struggling students. It works great with both groups! If you teach a Pre-AP or AP class, you can get sample Synthesis Essay prompts and sources here. With my STAAR prep students, I used this wonderful resource:
If this is not already in your library, it should be! It is exactly what it says it is- high interest news article and a reading lesson for each. In the back, there are connected texts. I used these news articles for my student's sources. P.S.: There is also a book of fiction pieces. One page fiction that you haven't seen a thousand times- yes please!!
Check out our video for step-by-step instructions to create this foldable.