Scanning and Skimming Teacher Resources
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Using Authentic Texts
Need some engaging pre-reading activities that model how to approach informational text? The exercises suggested by this resource ask readers to predict, skim, scan, guess word meaning, identify key words, and more. Great for language learners as well.
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Skimming and Scanning
Help, I need advice! Use the popular advice columnist Agony Aunt to get your learners to understand the difference between skimming and scanning. Then provide them with questions specific to the article they read, and have them identify which reading strategy they are using.
10th - 12th ESL & ELD
Using Print Media in the LCTL Classroom
Explore newspapers as a form of print media. They examine headlines from newspapers and infer meanings of the headlines. They skim articles for information and exchange articles between groups. They complete charts while skimming the articles and read classified ads.
7th - 11th Languages
Research Skills: Evaluating Information and Sources
While this focuses on Ancient Rome, the objectives are improved research and information evaluation skills. In one class period, class members narrow their topic, research it, select the best information, log useful sources, and discuss their process for selecting information.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Using Information Resources: Lesson 5
Eighth graders follow along with a teacher lead lesson to find information by skimming and scanning a resource booklet. They examine different types of resources that are available in a library. They practice skimming skills and complete associated worksheets.
8th English Language Arts
Summarizing Complex Ideas: Comparing the Original UDHR and the "Plain Language" Version
The eighth lesson plan in this series continues the focus on vocabulary and increasing young readers' awareness of academic language. Pairs of learners participate in a short vocabulary review activity called Interactive Words in which they explore the relationships between words from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) text.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Comprehension Strategies: Previewing a Passage
Encourage your readers to preview informational text to gain an understanding of what the text will be about. Learners examine the title, pictures and graphs, headings, subheadings, and highlighting. They then skim the passage before tackling the full text.
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Using Information Resources: Lesson 6
Fourth graders observe and demonstrate skills for scanning and skimming for information using an Information Resources Booklet. As a class they scan for basic information, develop an outline to organize information, and complete a worksheet.
4th English Language Arts
Secrets of the Mummies
How did the ancient people of Egypt preserve their dead so well that their bodies are still recognizable today? Learn the painstakingly complex process they used for preservation. Young scholars read and summarize a narrative detailing ancient techniques for preservation of the dead, taking notes and drawing inferences and conclusions from the reading.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Go On The Star Hunt!
Fifth graders are introduced to a newspaper as a nonfiction reading material and examine how information is organized into parts called sections. In this newspaper awareness lesson, 5th graders demonstrate how to find specific information. Students explore strategies of previewing, skimming and scanning.
5th English Language Arts
Skimming and Scanning about Comets
Fifth graders examine information regarding comets. In this test-taking strategies lesson, 5th graders read questions based on a passage, identify keywords, and scan the passage looking for the information they need to respond to the questions.
5th English Language Arts