This activity can be a bit hectic for the teacher, but my students have always enjoyed it and it adds a new dimension to finding information from a text.
Before the class, print out some questions and copy enough sheets for groups of 2 or 3. You’ll need to colour the sheets so you can identify the different groups. Then cut up the sheets so there is a question on each strip of paper.
Give each team a question strip and explain that when they find the answer, they can come and collect the next strip. You can decide whether you would like them to write the answer down, or just tell you – though I would advise you to get them to write it with larger classes. Students can answer the questions in any order.
The winner is the first group to answer all the questions.