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SUMMARIZING: GIST AND BEYOND
Summarizing: GIST and Beyond has everything you need to teach and reinforce summarizing. I had a hard time finding summarization lessons that include interesting fiction and nonfiction texts, answer keys, and many opportunities to practice summarizing. So I created this unit! It addresses thes
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Get the Gist Comprehension Strategy for Main Idea & Summary, RTI
Improve reading comprehension! These lessons were designed to provide your students with activities, graphic organizers, and handouts that will teach your students HOW TO GET THE GIST, and improve their overall reading comprehension skills. **This is just perfect to add to your TEST PREP library!
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Finding the Main Idea: GIST Summarizing for 6-10 Graders
Summarizing is such a difficult skill for students. This is a 2-week mini-unit on summarizing and finding the main idea (called finding the GIST) with expository text. I have used this in my classroom for the past 5 years, and students find this worksheet exceedingly helpful in scaffolding their ac
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Retell A Story {With the Gist, the List, the Twist, and the End}
In the elementary grades, children always struggle with what a goodstory retell needs. Provided in this packet is a simple and catchy wayfor students to remember the parts needed to properly retell a story.Introduce the Ist family to the students and practice retellingwith their helpful hints!Intro
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Thank You Mr. Falker - excerpts - GIST (Main Idea)  Common Core
These are the excperts from Common Core used to assist with Main Idea. I did not like how the worksheets were formatted with the CCC...so I re-created them to be more kid friendly...as well as easier for the kids to comprehened and write. Grade 3
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GIST Graphic Organizer for Close Reading
The GIST strategy: Generating Interaction between Schemata & Text. Students answer the 5 w & 1 h questions and then using that information they create a 20 word summary (gist). Included with the graphic organizer is a link to an online prezi that I use to help explain the GIST strategy. If
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The GIST Strategy using Twitter
The GIST Strategy can be used to monitor comprehension when reading novels. After each chapter, students create a statement using 20 words to identify the main events of the chapter. To motivate students to use the GIST Strategy I added a little twist by relating a GIST statement to a tweet on Twitt
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Telling the Gist Homeworks
Using excerpts from Thank You, Mr. Falker and That Book Woman, I have included 2 worksheets that can be used to complement Engage NY ELA 3rd Grade Module 1 Unit 2. Excerpts chosen were ones that were NOT utilized in this module. Both worksheets have students practice summarizing by telling the gis
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Visualizing "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes to Get the Gist
The new ELA Common Core standards ask students to analyze and summarize writing at much higher text complexity levels than ever before. Getting students to attempt this can be a daunting task. This activity will use the research based proven reading strategy, visualization, to help students analyz
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Get the GIST
Summarizing requires a strategy and an outline for students. This graphic organizer provides both and is founded on the GIST strategy.
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Beyond the Gist - A Graphic Organizer for Reading Persuasive Texts
This organizer was designed to aid students navigate through more complicated persuasive readings. It guides students through multiple readings of a persuasive text so that they aren't just reading to get the gist. Rather, your students will learn how to engage in multiple reads to analyze and eval
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GIST Helper
Use this tool to help students determine the "gist," or main idea, of a passage, section of text, or paragraph. The front and back of the GIST Helper can be laminated together and used as a bookmark that students can use to remind them of what "main idea" means, where to look in a text for clues, a
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GIST Summary Main Idea Comprehension Reading Strategy Graphic Organizer RTI
Summarizing Using the GIST Strategy Pair with nonfiction text for students to dig deeper and better understand the text. Students answer the 5 W and 1 H questions to create a 20 word summary. Use as a whole group lesson at first, then move to cooperative groups or incorporate into literacy centers
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Main Idea (Get the Gist)
I use this handout as guided notes. I picked it up from a Literacy Training and have used it with 2nd graders, 7th graders, 8th graders, and 9th graders. It is a great tool for teaching students how to identify the Main Idea. It also works as a short quiz or as an end of class assessment.
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Getting the Gist
My school, like many others, has been working on a variety of new strategies for reading comprehension and pulling out the main idea. One strategy I really like is "getting the gist". I have tried a few different worksheets I found online, but I wanted to create my own that would work best for my gr
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Third Grade Module 1 Telling the Gist
Tired of the sticky notes? Here is a typed out version of the Module 1 stories with page numbers at the "stopping spots" in each story and lines for students to write down the gist of the section. Selections included are Nasreen's Secret School, Rain School and That Book Woman.
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ELA Grade 6 Module 1 Unit 1 Lesson 8 The Hero's Journey The Gist
This Power Point follows the suggested lesson plan of engageny. This lesson introduces students to the archetype hero and the hero's journey. The lesson includes lesson targets, a quick write to start the lesson, the entire "Hero's Journey" text for students to close read together. In addition a lin
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GIST: Summarizing Strategy
This is a reading / summarizing strategy perfect for struggling readers. Simply print this word document (or use electronically) and watch your student's frown turn upside down when they are able to decode a small passage of text by using the question words who, what, when, where, how, and why. Wh
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Get the GIST Summary Set Graphic Organizer Novel Fiction Nonfiction
The GIST summarization technique forces students to choose only the most important details of a selection. Using the 5 reporter's questions, students organize their thinking after they read a nonfiction article or a fictional novel. Students then must provide a 20 word limit GIST. It's a fantastic m
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Homestead Act:  Just the Gist of It!
We all know how difficult it can be to cover everything we wish to cover. Some topics simply get glossed over or are completely removed from our curriculum because of time constraints. This is a simplified reading about the Homestead Act. Passed by Congress during the Civil War, this act helped pa
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Reading for the Gist graphic organizer
This graphic organizer can be used when student read for the gist--what the text is mostly about in 20 words or less. It is editable so you can add more boxes if you are having the students read more than 4 paragraphs.
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Get the Gist- Close Reading Worksheet
Getting the Gist worksheet to be used with any passage as a close read activity. Students find the 10 most important words and use those words to summarize the passage.
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Get the Gist Anchor Chart
Ready to Use anchor chart on "Get the Gist" strategy for your classroom. Print for you or personal copies for your students. Easy to use reading strategy.
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How to Write a GIST Statement: Reading Comprehension
This assignment teaches students to write a gist statement and should be paired with a reading and annotation of a text of your choice. A gist statement is a concise and cohesive 20 - 25 word statement that summarizes and entire text by including as much information possible regarding the who, wha
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