Synthesize New Information
Synthesis requires the ability to put parts together into a unified whole. Readers synthesize or incorporate new information into their existing knowledge base. Synthesis extends the literal meaning of a text to an inferential level. Readers determine the key ideas to synthesize. They demonstrate their synthesis of the ideas when they respond to text in a variety of ways, independently or within a group of other readers. Responses that invite students to use information to express original thoughts or products include written, oral, dramatic, and artistic interpretations of text.