We have spent the week learning how to synthesize text until we reach understanding. This “Ahhhhhhh, I get it now!” moment occurs when we have taken all the explicit (in the text) information and all the implicit ideas (our inferences) and put them together.
Today, I want you to do this with the book we just read, The Sweetest Fig, by Chris Van Allsburg.
Answer the following:
What do you think really happened in the story and why? What lesson were we supposed to learn from it? Use evidence from the text and your own thinking to back up your answer.
Please feel free to question and argue any answer that fellow students post. It is up to them to provide enough evidence and arguments so that their answer can’t be disputed.