Non-fiction Lit. Circle & Synthesis Essay

Students will spend 2 weeks reading a non-fiction text and working in a literature circle to understand its rhetorical strategies.  The various roles are identified through a shared Google doc.  There will be 5 literature circle meetings.
 
After reading and participating in the literature circle, students will be given a synthesis essay prompt.  The response to the prompt will be generated in a Prezi to structure the essay rather than actually generate the essay.  The link to the explanation in Prezi is below.

http://prezi.com/0lotois7zdxc/synthesis-essay-project-preparation/