SyncTV is TV with an IQ
Learning is social. It’s collaborative. When students discuss what they’ve read, when they build on each other’s ideas, they construct meaning, think critically, and increase comprehension.
Raise the Level of Discussion in Your Classroom
SyncTV episodes are short, scripted video lessons that model academic study groups and collaborative interaction for middle and high school students. Students engage, interact, and communicate as they explore and analyze the words of great authors, gaining a better understanding of how to read and analyze an author’s work, how to build context for broader understanding, and how to construct meaning from a variety of texts.
In addition to the video episodes, SyncTV lessons include rich visual introductions to text that engage students and provide additional context. Lesson also include a diverse selection of text excerpts from the StudySync library with reading supports students can access directly online, making SyncTV effective for all levels of learners. Supports include an audio reading of the text as well as the ability to annotate the text.
To further build comprehension skills, StudySync lessons include a proprietary online writing a peer review process that is supported by level-appropriate writing prompts tied to the Common Core
With SyncTV, You Can…
Improve Academic Discussion
SyncTV episodes model the types of discussions students need to engage in to further their academic careers. By engaging with SyncTV, students gain a deeper understanding of how to collaborate with their peers and how to discuss and interpret texts from the “big idea” level down to line-level analysis.
Increase Reading and Writing
SyncTV exposes students to a variety of texts. Through a dynamic video presentation, students watch as StudySync characters discuss why reading classic and contemporary works still matters. Literary and historical themes are brought to life, providing pathways for students to engage in texts they might otherwise have thought were too difficult to undertake.
Reinforce Writing Skills
After watching SyncTV, students not only analyze texts more deeply, but also discuss and respond to specific writing prompts. Students learn important close-reading skills and then apply those skills to respond effectively in writing that supports their arguments, cites specific words and phrases from the text, and incorporates additional research when necessary.
Encourage Learning Anytime, Anywhere
As with all StudySync features, SyncTV episodes can be accessed anytime, anywhere, providing teachers the flexibility to use SyncTV as an in-class discussion starter or as a homework assignment to spark student writing.
“StudySync is, quite simply, flawless: from its extremely high production quality to its pedagogy and professional, highly engaging narrations.”