Reading Strategies<br />Two main strategies<br />
Distinguish between the two Strategies<br />Sara is a university student. <br />One day, her colleague asked her: <br />“You are a good reader Sara. <br />So, do you know the difference <br />between scanning and skimming?”.<br />Sara wondered about the difference <br />but she could not distinguish <br />between the two. So, she <br />went back to her best friend, <br />her reading book. <br />
Skimming:<br />This strategy is based on finding topics and main ideas in a text. To look for general ideas, you do not have to read the text’s details. You should:<br />1- Read the title and any subheadings.<br />2- Look for photos and diagrams.<br />3- Read the first two and last two sentences.<br />4- Read quickly.<br />5- Do not read every word. <br />
Scanning:<br />Scanning is a strategy in which you look for specific information or details. <br />You can scan a reading by:<br />1-Know the information you want to find to answer the question.<br />2-look for the information you want; move your eyes quickly across the words until you find the words you want.<br />3- Do not read every word. <br />
Remember!<br /><ul><li>In Skimming: you can answer after reading the text without having to see the text again.
In Scanning: You can not answer after reading the text unless the text is in front of you because you can not remember specific details accurately.</li></li></ul><li>Read the following paragraph:<br /> These days urban lifestyles seem to change very fast. It is more than just clothing and hairstyles that are in style one year and out of date the next; it's a whole way of living. One year people wear sunglasses on top of their heads and wear jeans and boots; they drink white wine and eat sushi at Japanese restaurants; for exercise they jog several miles a day. However, the next year everything has changed. Women wear long skirts; people drink expensive water from France and eat pasta at Italian restaurants; everyone seems to be exercising at health clubs. Then, suddenly, it has changed again. People wear only natural fabric (safe for the environment) ; they drink gourmet coffee and eat Thai food; for both leisure and exercise, they go rollerblading.<br />
Answer the following:<br />Skimming: True or False:<br />1- Life styles are changing fast.<br />2- Life style change is related to fashion only.<br />Scanning: True or False:<br />1- People eat sushi at Thai restaurants.<br />2- People go rollerblading for exercise only. <br />
The End<br />Done by: Mashael Al-Shammari<br />