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Skim and Scan

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Anita Byrnes

on 18 September 2012

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Transcript of Skim and Scan

Reading techniques we use to locate information quickly. Skimming and Scanning This is why we
skim and scan. Sometimes you need to be able to
read a text very quickly. Skimming allows you to quickly find the main
idea of a paragraph, page, chapter or article and
a few (but not all) of the details. SKIMMING You don't need to read every
word when you skim because it is a type of fast reading. Remember! When we skim we generally scan our eyes in this direction. SKIMMING Skimming is used to get the main idea of a text. We can do this by:
* Skimming the title
* Skimming the topic sentences
* Skimming the concluding sentences
* Looking at any headings, diagrams, pictures and charts
* Looking at the way the text is organised
* Reading any words in bold type
* Make connections to predict the main idea of the text Skimming Skimming should be 3-4
times faster than
normal reading. We skim when... we see what is making the news in a newspaper or on a website: we browse through a book to decide whether we want to read it. We skim when... we look through the television guide to see what's on one evening. We skim when... we look through the options given on a Google search to see what sites it suggests. We skim when... Scanning allows you to quickly find
specific information in a text without
reading the entire piece. SCANNING When we scan, our eyes generally scan in the following directions: SCANNING Scanning is used to find specific information in a text. We look for:
* The word that means...
* The sentence that tells...
* Dates, names, places
* Key words to find the specific information quickly Scanning You have scanned
successfully when you
have found the
information you
were looking for! We scan when... we look up a word in the dictionary or index. we want to find an address or a phone number in a phone directory. We scan when... we look up details or prices in a catalogue. We scan when... we check what time our favourite program is on television. We scan when... To conclude... By using the quick reading techniques of skimming and scanning, you will be able to
find the main idea of a text
and
locate information quickly. * Predict the main idea of the text
* Locate key words to find specific information quickly In our next lesson we will skim and scan
information about Antarctica's fauna to: The End. By Mrs Byrnes
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