Thanksgiving Synthesis Prompt - AP Language & Composition (Updated Nov. 2021)

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Higher Education
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8 pages
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This Thanksgiving-themed Synthesis Prompt (PDF) uses cartoons only to encourage students to develop their argument without the temptation of summarizing the sources. It's also an accessible prompt for an introduction or fun activity before Thanksgiving break. This has been updated in November 2021 with even better images!

Other possible ideas for use:

- Post each source around the room and have students participate in a silent gallery walk using post-it notes to make connections between sources or comment on the author's purpose/message/rhetorical strategies.

- Allow students to preview the prompt, answering the prompt with their own answer first, and then provide them with the sources. This encourages students to build off of their own argument rather than relying on the arguments made within the sources.

- Do a Socratic Seminar where students walk through the prompt together and discuss possible claims and evidence.

Enjoy!

Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

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