Scanning and Skimming Teacher Resources
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Skimming and Scanning
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 lesson plan.
Higher Ed English Language Development 22 Views 26 Downloads
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 Language Arts 5 Views 5 Downloads
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 English Language Development 3 Views 12 Downloads
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 Language Arts 8 Views 28 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
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 3 Views 30 Downloads
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 Language Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 79 Downloads
The Roots of Medical English
Students determine the origin of everyday words. For this language and literacy lesson plan, the teacher identifies words that students use that have roots in another language, then students work in pairs to determine the original languages of words.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 15 Views 26 Downloads
High schoolers listen and scan for information and identify purpose in Transcendentalist writing. In this self-management lesson, 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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 37 Views 113 Downloads
Reading and Responding -- Lesson 16
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.
4th Language Arts 10 Views 32 Downloads