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There are many skills readers use.

A good example of using different reading skills is reading the newspaper.

 

 skimming

Skimming is the practice of reading quickly through an article for its main idea. Good readers look for important clues on what the article is about.   

 scanning

Scanning is the practice of glancing quickly through an article to find a specific piece of information. This might answer a question such as: What happened? Who did it?  Where did it happen? When did it happen? Why did it happen? How did it happen?

Reading a newspaper allows us to skim and scan.

How We Read Newspapers

There are many different ways people read newspapers, ranging from very quick to very careful reading.

Reading experts agree that most people read the headlines of a newspaper carefully. This allows them to decide if they wish to read the lead article. Headlines inform readers what the topic is and what has occurred. Many readers read a headline more than once to completely understand it. 

Readers then "skim" an article quickly for the main idea of the article.  

If readers desire more information, they read the article carefully. Sometimes, readers may "scan" the article for specific information, such as a name, a date, or a location.

Readers then check other sections of the newspaper for information that assists or informs them in their daily activities. These may include the weather forecast, sports reports, the stock market reports, and the horoscope. 

Readers skim and scan the local ads for sales in local stores. If they are looking for a job, or buying a house or a used car, they skim and scan the classified section for information.    

Weather in Major US Cities

Local Weather

Partly cloudy, 80% chance of showers in the afternoon.  

High: 70o  Low 55o

 

Atlanta H80o L66o  

Boston H75o L50o  

Chicago H69o L55

Dallas H79o L60o   

Miami H83o L75o    

 

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NY Stock Exchange

Amcot       H3.50    L2.50   -1.0

Comcex      H5.50    L7.00   +2.5

Dialtec     H4.50    L4.25   -.25

Newcor      H9.66    L10.66  +1.0

Techcom     H.3.05   L4.95   +.80

 

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The Crossword Puzzle is great practice in vocabulary, spelling, and culture!

 

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1. a bad action

2. the indefinite article used before a vowel sound

3. to make a choice in an election

4. care of the environment

5. a preposition of location; the opposite of out

6. the act of being careful with spending

12. a preposition of possession

across

1. to accumulate

5. not guilty

7. a preposition of direction

8. a store with prepared food

9. a preposition of location; often used to describe where things are casually placed 

10. an adverbial subordinator; an unreal condition

11. a young person