Lessons Lesson teaching a specific strategy for identifying main ideas in a text. check_the_main_idea.pdfCategory: InstructionReading InstructionInterventionReading InterventionRelated Resources: Podcasts Comprehension: Get the Gist Description of a strategy for teaching students how to identify a text’s main ideas. Podcasts Comprehension: Summarizing Text Description of a strategy for teaching students how to write a summary. Lessons Comprehension: Questioning to Support Summarizing Lesson teaching readers to focus on what the author is trying to say in a passage. For use when a student struggles with summarizing a text. Lessons Comprehension (Spanish): Get the Gist Lesson materials for students to identify the main idea or “get the gist.” All materials are in Spanish. Booklets Effective Upper-Elementary Interventions for Students with Reading Difficulties: Vocabulary and Comprehension Booklet with step-by-step lessons for teaching vocabulary and comprehension.