Skimming and scanning are important reading skills. We all seem to have the ability to skim and scan when we are reading something in our language. However, it doesn’t come naturally for students learning a second language. Students often focus on every word instead of reading for the general idea or story: very hard work and not much fun!
A colleague of mine has a wonderful website, digilearner.com, in which she provides a lot of advice and information on improving English reading (and other) skills. To see her DIGI LEARNER post ‘How to Skim and Scan’ Click here.