Literacy Tips

Literacy Tips

Skimming and scanning non-fiction texts

Students who can skim and scan effectively are flexible and efficient readers. Therefore, help students extract information from large blocks of text by explicitly teaching them the following skills:

Successful skimming means readers can make choices and decisions quickly and narrow down the possibility of what the text is about.

Encourage students to:

Scanning – (picking out specific information from a text without reading everything).

Encourage students to: