Get the Gist

Get the Gist is a reading strategy to help students identify and clearly state the main idea of a paragraph. Get the Gist is used DURING reading. Throughout a passage, students stop and write a "gist statement" for selected paragraphs. The strategy is one of four comprehension strategies included in Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR).

Field Guide Alignment: Reading and Reading Interventions, Principle 4, Practice 2

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Online PD module

Developed by CSR Colorado 


Online PD module

Developed by IRIS Center

Professional development guide (page 25)
Developed by Texas Center of Reading and Language Arts

Podcast
Developed by Building RTI

VIDEOS

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Classroom implementing the strategy
Developed by CSR Colorado


Teacher demonstration

Developed by Building RTI

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Use the strategy


Student materials

Developed by CSR Colorado

Strategy intro lesson and practice materials
Developed by CSR Colorado


Sample lesson

Developed by MCPER


Sample materials

Developed by Syracuse City Schools

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