Lessons 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. summary.pdfCategory: InstructionReading InstructionInterventionReading InterventionRelated Resources: Podcasts Comprehension: Summarizing Text Description of a strategy for teaching students how to write a summary. Lessons Comprehension: Summarizing & Asking Questions (Wrap-Up) Lesson teaching students to summarize a text and ask their own questions about the text after reading. Podcasts Comprehension: Get the Gist Description of a strategy for teaching students how to identify a text’s main ideas. Lessons Comprehension: Check the Main Idea Lesson teaching a specific strategy for identifying main ideas in a text.