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Synthesis
Putting together ideas into new or unique
product or plan.


The teacher skills demonstrated:
extends student thinking
evaluates through non-traditional ways
The student skills demonstrated:
generalize from facts
predict and draw conclusions
use old ideas to create new ones

 

Synthesis level of thinking uses these question cues:

Create
Invent
Compose
Predict
Organize
Plan
Construct
Design
Modify
Imagine
Elaborate
Combine
Original
Change
Adapt
Suppose
Improve
Produce
Set up
What if . . .

 

Question stems for using the Synthesis level of questioning.
What changes would you make to solve _______?

How would you improve _______?

Can you propose and alternative _______?
What way would you design _______?
Suppose you could _______. What would you do ________?
CAn you construct a model that would change _______?
Can you think of an original way for _______?
Can you predict the outcome if _______?

 
Synthesis level classroom activities
compose a song develop a mural write a puppet show, skit
develop an advertisement present a solution for change discover your own invention
design a newspaper write a story   
 

 

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