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  1. 1. PREVIEWING The entire process should take students about 3-5 minutes. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Start With the Title Skim the Introduction Read the Headings and Subheadings Focus on the Visuals Look for Bold or Italicized Words Scan the Chapter's Summary or Final Paragraphs Read Through the Chapter Questions
  2. 2. START WITH THE TITLE This sets the stage for what comes ahead. Time: 5 Seconds SKIM THE INTRODUCTION A broad overview about the reading. Students should have an understanding of at least 2-3 key points that will be discussed in the reading. Time: 30 Seconds - 1 Minute
  3. 3. READ THE HEADINGS AND SUBHEADINGS    Go through each page of the chapter and read all of the headings and subheadings. Gives an idea of how the information is organized. Students should think about each heading, and how it relates to the title and introduction they previously skimmed. Time: 30 Seconds
  4. 4. FOCUS ON THE VISUALS This will give them a deeper understanding of the information that will be learned as you read the chapter. Time: 1 Minute LOOK FOR BOLD OR ITALICIZED WORDS These will be the important vocabulary words used throughout the reading.  Write a list of these terms.  Write down definitions  Time: 1 Minute (More if you have the students make a list of terms)
  5. 5. SCAN THE CHAPTER'S SUMMARY OR FINAL PARAGRAPHS In many textbooks, the information taught in the chapter is neatly summed up in a couple of paragraphs at the end. Time: 30 Seconds READ THROUGH THE CHAPTER QUESTIONS If students read the chapter questions before they begin, this will help them focus on the key points of the reading from the beginning. Time: 1 Minute

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