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5th Grade - Skim Text

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Skim text to develop a general overview of content or to locate specific information. 0501.6.7


Links verified on 9/9/2014


  1. Bats are Our Buddies! - An Internet hunt from Cindy O'Hora
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCreating Scavenger Hunts - Create your own scavenger hunt to develop skimming techniques. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  3. Cyber Story - use some of these stories to practice skimming [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  4. How Not to Read The News Paper - includes a discussion of skimming the newspaper [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  5. Improving Your Reading in All School Subjects - suggestions on how to skim for specific subject assignments [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  6. Reading Comprehension Skills - Scanning - suggestions for ESL students could also benefit anyone who needs to skim or scan
  7. Reading Faster - Most speed-reading methods are based on skim reading first and in reading groups of words. A mini-quiz follows this lesson This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Research Building Blocks: Skim, Scan, and Scroll - students will read informational text, looking for supporting details. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  9. Scanning Exercise - read very fast to find specific pieces of information This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Skimming - suggestions on how to skim better
  11. Skimming and Scanning - suggestions on how to use each process as you read
  12. Skimming and Scanning - suggestions for readers ages 5 to 11
  13. Skimming Exercise - read very fast to find only the main ideas of a text This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  14. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsUse Predictions to Help Kids Think Deeply about Books - Predicting involves more than trying to figure out what happens next. As kids find evidence to form hunches, they also ask questions, recall facts, reread, skim, infer, draw conclusions, and, ultimately, comprehend the text more fully. (3-5) The Prediction Book Report A lesson plan can be found at this site



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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