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Skimming & Scanning

Reading in English

Beg – Low Int

Grades 9–12

In this lesson, students learn how to skim and scan short, real‑world readings to find general and specific information. They learn about types of visuals, formatting, and keywords to look for. Includes assessment.

  • strategy
  • skim
  • general
  • scan
  • specific
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • writing
  • vocabulary review
  • guided practice
  • assessment
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview (Matching)
  • Reading (Reference)
  • Two Reading Strategies(Reference)
  • Writing Practice(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Skimming Questions(Reference)
  • Scanning Questions(Reference)
  • Reading Strategies(Reference)
  • Guided Practice A(Reference)
  • Guided Practice B(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Skimming or Scanning?(Multiple-Choice)
  • Just for Fun(Reference)
  • More Practice A (Reference)
  • More Practice B(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review (Type in the Blanks)
  • Assessment: Part A(Reference)
  • Assessment: Part B(Open-Ended Questions)