NOTE- You need a lockable box and a 4-digit combination lock to be able to use this activity as directed.
Want an extremely engaging, fun, and rigorous activity for your students? Try Reading Rescues! This locked box mystery challenge is a fun way for students to interact with text and hone their close reading skills. Being able to find answers in a book or passage is an important skill, and this activity makes finding text-based answers fun!
After students read Ice Mummy: Discovery of a 5,000 year-old Man, they are given 5 clue cards. Each answer is a number, and when they are added together they reveal the combination for the 4-digit number lock. The activity takes about 20 minutes, so it's great for small group instruction time or literacy centers.