Grade: all
Subject: Language

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#177. Teaching skim reading

Language, level: all
Posted by Paul Smith (
Montagu School, Kettering, England
Materials Required: One dictionary per student
Activity Time: 40 minutes or so

Open dictionary.
Write down page number.
Choose a word at random from that page.
Write down its definition - NOT the word itself.
Close dictionary.
Repeat above x times.
Give your list and dictionary to a partner.
Have a race to find the words defined.

The competetive element works well.