Part of my literacy class involves teaching them the life-long skills of SKIMMING and SCANNING.
This handout covers skimming - which they do naturally as readers, but it's important for them to identify and practice this skill.
It describes what skimming is, and asks them to highlight as they read an article about "The Personal Qualities of a Teacher" ...an article they can REALLY relate to..it can spark some great classroom discussions.
There's after-reading questions as well, to help them focus on skimming skills.
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SKIMMING/SCANNING handout can be found here: