GIST Reading Lesson Plan


  • Aug 9 2010 9:59 PM

    Mary Kay Monson


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In this lesson, from the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, students are introduced to the GIST reading strategy. The goal of GIST is to have students convey the "gist" of what they read by summarizing the text in 20 words or less. Students work to revise their summaries until they meet the 20-word goal. The activity forces students to discard extraneous details and focus their reading on what is really important. This resource is referenced in the ReadWriteThink lesson titled " GIST: A Summarizing Strategy for Use in Any Content Area." Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Hands-on Learning; Discussions