Scanning and Skimming Teacher Resources
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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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Using Information Resources: Lesson 5
Eighth graders follow along with a teacher lead instructional activity 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...
8th English Language Arts
Summarizing Complex Ideas: Comparing the Original UDHR and the "Plain Language" Version
The eighth lesson 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...
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...
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Blubber Mits - Tundra Adaptions
There are not many plants and animals that can survive the cold, harsh conditions of the tundra. This collection of activities and reading passages helps young scientists understand the unique characteristics that allow these amazing...
K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable