Lesson Plan of Scanning for Specific Details


Lesson Plan of g


Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Scan a simple text for specific information

Information for Teachers

  • Scanning is a very quick search for main points or for specific information. In this kind of reading, our eyes move quickly over the words for figures until we find the exact information that we are looking for. As our eyes move down the page, we should keep in mind what we are looking for and ignore everything else. For example: when ones results is announced, He/She looks for His/hers own name in the list.
  • It is important to know what information is required before scanning the text. Keeping in mind the information required is very important.

Scanning for Specific Details

  • While teaching the lesson, consult textbook at all steps wherein and whenever it is applicable.


Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, textbook, paragraph, Information chart


  • Write the words written in the box (appendix attached at the end of the lesson plan) on the board in the same way as given there. (Or display a chart with this information written).
  • Ask the students to quickly answer the following questions:
  1. 1.      Where is time mentioned?
  2. 2.      Where is price mentioned?
  3. 3.      Where is name mentioned?
  4. 4.      Where is the name of the city mentioned?
  5. 5.      Where is a position mentioned?


Activity 1

  • Ask the students to sit in pairs.
  • Set a very brief time period for this activity so that students only scan the chart and not read each and every word.
  • Ask them to open a particular page of the textbook, which you have already chosen for them.
  • Before they start reading, display the questions that you have prepared to ask for specific information. Ask them to read the questions carefully. Ask one student to read the questions aloud.
  • Now, ask the students to read the text quickly (scan the text) and look for the information that is asked in each question. They must briefly write the information on a piece of paper.
  • They will look for the information from the text given. The pair that completes first shouts ‘Bingo’ to indicate that they have completed their work.
  • Exchange papers and ask them to check the work of other pairs. Discuss the answers orally with the whole class so that corrections can be made.
  • Announce the correct answers.

Sum up/ Conclusion

  • Conclude the lesson by explaining the students how scanning is different from reading carefully and how is it helpful.
  • Brainstorm about when we scan something. (We scan a newspaper for specific information, such as the score of a cricket match, or the weather report).


  • Select a short text/paragraph from their textbooks. Prepare simple but important questions from the text that require specific information. Ask students to scan and find information individually.
  • Involve the students in solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.

Follow up

  • Give them a small paragraph to read at home and ask them to prepare questions for scanning.



  • Asim is a farmer. He gets up at 5:00 in the morning. He takes his lunch at 12:00 noon. He works on the form for six to eight hours daily. He goes to farm at 6:00 in the morning and comes back home at 3:30 in the afternoon. He meets his friends at 6:00 in the evening and takes his dinner at 8:00 at night. Then he goes to bed and it`s the end of the day.


  1. 1.      At what time does Asim get up?
  2. 2.      How many hours does Asim work daily?
  3. 3.      When does he come back from the farms in the afternoon?
  4. 4.      At what time does Asim take his dinner?

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