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Wednesday Webinar Series Get the Gist

Jan 20, 2021 at 3:00pm - 4:15pm


Dr. Deborah Reed demonstrates how to support middle school reading comprehension by teaching students to Get the Gist during reading. Students use the Get the Gist strategy across a text (or sections of the text) to:

  1. Name the who or the what.
  2. Tell the most important thing about the who or what.
  3. Say it in about 10 words.

Participant Outcomes

  • Learn the steps of teaching students how to generate a Gist statement
  • Practice generating and evaluating your own Gist statements


Intervention teachers, Special Educators, Reading Coaches, Instructional Leaders, Parent Educators

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Last updated: 01/13/2021