Find Answers to Research Questions by Skimming Texts

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Fourth-grade writers get the skinny on how to skim texts to find answers in the third of nine videos designed to support research reading and writing. Using a unit on Native Americans as the context, writers complete the second section of a KWL chart to help them generate research questions and then scour the text for keywords to find and record answers.

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Pros

  • A helpful hint reminds the kids to organize their notes as they create them
Cons

  • The video does not give specific tips for skimming text, but rather shows how to highlight key words during the rereading process
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