How skimming goes beyond the surface in literacy lessons

01/21/2014 | MiddleWeb

Skimming is an important skill to teach students to help them pull information from text, asserts Sarah Tantillo, a literacy consultant and former teacher. In this article, she writes about several types of skimming, including D.DAT -- a "mnemonic device to help readers remember how writers develop characters" -- and other tactics to help students skim for reviewing the text, thesis and topic sentences.

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