ESL Reading Assessment Strategies


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What is the difference between scanning and skimming?

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1. What is the purpose of ESL reading assessment strategies?

2. Which of the following are examples of questions you might ask students after skimming in order to check reading comprehension?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz, which can be used at any time, are available to help you see what you know about ESL reading assessment strategies. Expect to be quizzed over the difference between scanning and skimming and the purpose of these strategies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these materials to assess your knowledge of:

  • Methods that don't check reading comprehension
  • Reading assessment through summary
  • The purpose of ESL reading assessment strategies
  • Differences between scanning and skimming
  • What to ask when using skimming to assess reading comprehension

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about ESL students in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a reading assessment through summary
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as skimming and scanning

Additional Learning

Gain additional knowledge about these strategies with the lesson, ESL Reading Assessment Strategies. Some objectives you can cover include:

  • Review the benefits of using ESL reading assessment strategies
  • Identify the different forms of ESL reading assessment strategies
  • Determine why checking for comprehension is important