Skimming is not the opposite of close reading. It is the gateway to pull information out of text. Sarah Tantillo tells of her experience observing a 7th grade class reacting to a teacher response to a student answer - a close reading descriptor with evidence in a passage 12 pages long - all in 3 minutes. As she observed, she noted that the students did not know how to skim. Asking the teacher for a "time-out" Ms Tantillo took over the lesson and taught the students the D.DAT strategy. To find out more read her article.
Skimming: The Overlooked Close Reading Skill. Sarah Tantillo. 1.19.14 MiddleWeb