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Scanning is a way of letting your eyes move quickly over a piece of writing. Along the way, you look for key words that give you a sense of what the sentences, paragraphs, and sections are about.

It takes practice to find key words. Try it out.

Quickly read the vacuum cleaner instructions below. Look only for key words—words that you think are important. Then place the words on the right in the same order as they appear in the instructions.

Vacuum Cleaner Instructions:

  1. Keep cover closed.
  2. Do not use outdoors or on water. 
  3. For adult use only.
  4. Use care when operating near children.
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