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Copy of What's the GIST?

Gist writing is a literary strategy for writing short, but detailed summaries.
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Jordan Wankoff

on 27 April 2014

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Writing Quick and Meaningful Summaries
What's the GIST?
Who are
the characters?
Simon, Simon's Cat, and the fly
When and where does the story take place?
What is the setting?
Summarize the events of the story (video clip). Include the main details:
(who, what, when, where, how)
Gist Summary
simon is sleeping in the
living room. Simon's cat
destroys furniture chasing a fly.
He catches it and feeds
it to Simon.
Sample Gist Summary:
Today's Main tasks:
Read the epistle, "The South Paw," by Judith Viorst.
Write a gist summary of the story ("The south Paw).
On a sheet of lined paper,
write your heading:
Prepare to write...
Watch the short video clip.
Pay close attention.
Viewing:
First and Last Name
English Hour _____
Today's Date
Gist Writing
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