SyncBlasts: Reading & Writing Support for Social Studies
Develop Critical Thinking Skills Across Subject Areas
ELA teachers love our Blasts in StudySync’s ELA curriculum, and now your social studies teachers can have access to Blasts in their classrooms as well. SyncBlasts, powered by StudySync®, offer current events and social studies channels with daily reading and writing assignments. These allow students to engage in thoughtful discussions with SyncBlasts students across the nation about top stories in STEM, world news, the environment, civics, media literacy, and more. With its own news show, podcasts, and skills videos, it’s engaging, it’s addictive, and it’s a smart way to build vital critical thinking, writing and research skills.
How SyncBlasts Work
SyncBlasts pose a driving question to which students respond in a short-response format and include background research, an online student poll, peer review, and more.
New SyncBlasts are regularly published in the platform at three distinct Lexile®-levels. These SyncBlasts assignments challenge students to:
Build vital research, writing, and critical thinking skills and employ anonymous peer review and feedback.
Develop informed opinions on high-interest topics of cultural significance.
Participate in thoughtful discussions with an authentic audience of peers.
Express their opinions succinctly, in a familiar social media-like format.
Complementing the SyncBlasts are dynamic video and audio features that provide in-depth coverage of topics and skills to enhance learning.