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  • 1. Lesson 3 – Skimming and Scanning 1 I’m Wilf . I will tell you “ w hat I ’ m l ooking f or” in this unit. This means I want to know if you can do what I am looking for by the end! I’m Walt . I will tell you what we will be learning, after all: w e a re l earning t o…work well in Meldrum Academy!
  • 2. Reading Strategies and Scanning
    • Walt says: “In this lesson we will learn to:
      • extract relevant information from a dense text
      • scan for information using cueing prompts from questions
      • scan extended texts for key factual information
      • understand limitations of scanning
      • use a range of reading strategies
      • become aware of physical features of skim reading
      • identify key features of layout
      • identify question words.”
  • 3. Reading Strategies and Scanning
    • Wilf says: “By the end of this lesson you should be able to say:
    • ‘ I can…
      • understand a text and make sense of it by recognising familiar words
      • explain what scanning is
      • use question words to help me scan for information
      • use scanning to quickly find surface information
      • use headings etc to find relevant sections of the text to read for detailed information.’”
  • 4.
    • Tripcolosis
    • Tripcolosis is the fear of garagtui. It is found most often in diacosis who live in Hikosimisoes. When a garagtui sees a waftus its fur stands on end and its eyes bulge like a frog. The people of Hikosimisoes are not affected by Tripcolosis because they are human.
  • 5.
    • Activity 6 – Tripcolosis
    • Tripcolosis is the fear of garagtui. It is found most often in diacosis who live in Hikosimisoes. When a garagtui sees a waftus its fur stands on end and its eyes bulge like a frog. The people of Hikosimisoes are not affected by Tripcolosis because they are human.
    • Glossary
    garagtui = mice diacosis = elephants waftus = rat
  • 6. Activity 7 – Asking Effective Questions
  • 7. Activity 8 – Using Clues in Page Layout
  • 8. Read carefully to get a strong understanding of the material – look at topic sentences to identify main points in a paragraph, think over the points made and language used to help you show good overall understanding in response to questions and in essays. To read for overall understanding. Close Reading Run your eyes quickly over the page or Follow your finger down the middle of the text. Look for key words and clues to help you find what you are looking for. To search quickly for particular information – a name, a date or an event Scanning You do not read every word. Look at Chapter Headings and Sub Headings First and Last Paragraphs, Illustrations, Diagrams and the text beneath them etc. To get a general idea of the text. Skimming
  • 9. What happened in 1983?” What happened in 1995? What happened at Mount Unzen, Kyushu? Activity 9 – Scanning to Find Specific Information
  • 10.
    • Activity 10
    • Scanning with Questions in Mind
    • (c) Crown Copyright 2001 Produced by the Department for Education and Employment http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/156794