At the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify the main idea and supporting detail of a short passage to write a GIST summary that uses only the main idea and supporting details.
GIST is a short summary that gives the gist of a passage. Students will use the main idea and supporting details to write their GISTs.
Using an article from a newspaper (specifically, the MASH magazine that is at our school) find the main idea and at least three supporting details. Complete the GIST Summary Worksheet.
Source: Created by Alveda M Zahn for Harper High School Reading in Language Arts