SCANNING READING & THE BRAIN SCANNING What is scanning? BENEFITS Help you learn how to find information faster Teach you how to move your eyes more quickly across the page Will help you recognize words faster and move your eyes more quickly across the page This will help you read faster and with better comprehension This will help you in your everyday life, at school and at work SCANNING It is a reading technique, skill, you often use when looking up a word, e.g. a date, a name, or a number in a text. SCANNING Scanning involves moving your eyes quickly down the page seeking specific words and phrases. SCANNING Run your finger down the page to keep your eyes focusing on the search for key words. Look for words that are bold faced, italics, or in a different font size, style, or color. Sometimes the author will put key ideas in the margin. IMPORTANT You don’t need to read everything or try to understand everything. You only need to look for the words that help you understand answer the question. REMEMBER (before reading) Look at the title Look at any pictures Look at any headings ASK YOURSELF “What is this text about?” Link up with whatever knowledge you have about this topic.