Skimming for meaning
Students skim through a text to grasp its meaning. They provide written answers to specific questions. Students explain why its important to be able to get a quick impression and go with it.
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Using Information Resources: Lesson 1
Eighth graders examine, brainstorm, cluster, and skim how to use a variety of information resources to assist them in projects or reports. In addition, places to find those information resources as well as the parts of a book is covered...
8th English Language Arts
Reading Graphic Text
Do students really need to be taught how to read cartoons, comic books, and comic strips? Yes. Just as they need to learn how to read other forms of graphic text such as diagrams, photos, timetables, maps, charts, and tables. Young...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Vocabulary in Their Own Terms
Learners work in small groups with a given passage to identify unknown words. They create a list of three or four unknown vocabulary words. They finish by working to find the meanings of the words. Group learners by ability level and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts