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Skimming & Scanning

Reading in English

Beg – Low Int

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.

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 3+ hours
  • 14 pages
Audio

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Tasks
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • writing
  • vocabulary review
  • guided practice
  • assessment
Vocabulary
  • strategy
  • skim
  • general
  • scan
  • specific
Tasks

Launch

Due

Answer Key

  • Lesson Objective

  • Warm-Up

  • Vocabulary Preview

  • Reading

  • Two Reading Strategies

  • Writing Practice

  • Skimming Questions

  • Scanning Questions

  • Reading Strategies

  • Guided Practice A

  • Guided Practice B

  • Skimming or Scanning?

  • Just for Fun

  • More Practice A

  • More Practice B

  • Vocabulary Review

  • Assessment: Part A

  • Assessment: Part B