Skimming and scanning are similar but distinct reading skills. The Skimming and Scanning lesson, for grades 4–8, will help your students preview material and rapidly locate key information. This lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skills are used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real books. The Skimming and Scanning lesson can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced. The lesson also includes a separate Answer Key PDF.