Videos This video, developed for the Texas Literacy Achievement Academies (Grades K-3), demonstrates the "Get the Gist" strategy, focusing on determining the main idea of a paragraph. http://resources.buildingrti.utexas.org/videos/Get_the_Gist_2017/multiscreen.htm...Category: InstructionElementary InstructionReading InstructionRelated Resources: Podcasts Comprehension: Get the Gist Description of a strategy for teaching students how to identify a text’s main ideas. Lessons Comprehension (Spanish): Get the Gist Lesson materials for students to identify the main idea or “get the gist.” All materials are in Spanish. Instructional Materials Comprehension: Instructional Strategies & Materials Provides many instructional strategies, materials, and lesson ideas for teaching vocabulary and comprehension. Includes materials in Spanish.