Scanning and Skimming Teacher Resources
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Students practice skimming and scanning an article to determine its main points. They develop their own questions about the article and shares them with the class. They complete a worksheet about the article to end the instructional activity.
Students skim an article to find the main points. They also formulate and answer questions by scanning for information.
In this career learning exercise, students practice the real life application of reading skills. They specifically cover the tasks of skimming and scanning a text.
Learners access how to scan the newspaper for relevant information. They become acquainted with the sections of the newspaper. Students practice summarizing what they have learned.
Students use scanning as a comprehension skill when reading certain types of publications. They compare the reading technique used when reading in their mother language to those used when reading English.
Students examine how to skim textual material. They read an article, and identify the main ideas by reading first and last paragraphs, topic sentences, and other organizational clues.
In this reading strategies worksheet, students will learn what it means to skim and scan for information. Then students will complete 10 cloze sentences about whether skimming or scanning would be the appropriate strategy.
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.
Middle schoolers discuss the different types of reading styles. They are then given situations in which they are to assign it a reading style.
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.
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. This lesson plan includes a script to follow along with.
Eighth graders follow along with a teacher lead lesson plan 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.
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.
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.
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. No final product, assessment, or rubric are included.
Students study scanning and skimming techniques. In this research skills activity, students use the research techniques on print literature about the Mississippi River. Students prepare book talks on the literature they read.
Fifth graders explore different sequence question types to locate information utilizing contents, indexes, sections, skimming, and text marketing.n They plan, compose, edit and refine a short non-chronological report focusing on wolves.
Learners determine the origin of everyday words. In this language and literacy lesson plan, the teacher identifies words that students use that have roots in another language, then learners work in pairs to determine the original languages of words. Then, students complete an activity finding the origins of English terms.
High schoolers listen and scan for information and identify purpose in Transcendentalist writing. In this self-management lesson plan, students identify main and supporting details. High schoolers evaluate whether or not the author achieved his purpose as they read Transcendentalist writings such as "Self-Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Students create a personal mission statement and discuss their ideas of happiness.
Fourth graders work independently or in a small group to (1) read a nonfiction selection, (2) identify the author's purpose, (3) distinguish informational text from narrative text, (4) skim and scan for facts, and (5) complete a graphic organizer or purposes and materials for reading.