Guided Reading planning cards: Skimming and Scanning

Content Domain – KS1

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1e

Identify and explain key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information.

Content Domain – KS2

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2c

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2e

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2g

2h

Retrieve and record information / identify key details from fiction and non-fiction.

Resources: An appropriate text for the age and experience of the children. Possibly highlighters too.

Method:

Skimming – ask children to skim through the text by reading quickly to get the basic idea – set a time limit of perhaps one or two minutes and then ask them to give an overview of the text. Is is fiction/non-fiction – what sort of fiction/non-fiction is it? How do you know?

Scanning – as above with a time limit but this time looking for specific things – numbers in the text/characters’ names/verbs etc. What clues does this information give us about the text to help us to comprehend it and answer test questions.

Test Question Practice for Scanning – KS1

Written Answers

Give two

Find and copy

What 2/3

 

Test Question Practice for Scanning – KS2

Written Answers

Find and copy

Short Sentence

Give two

Write down