While reading texts, students often times do not take the time to really think about what they are reading. In this activity, "Sticky" Reading Scavenger Hunt, they will have no choice but think about the selected text. Through this activity, teachers will be able to really gauge how well students comprehend what they are reading, how they feel about the text, and how they connect with it.
It is recommended that a class set of the scavenger hunt be made and laminated on card stock to use again and again. The teacher can decide how many "sticky" boxes students have to complete depending on the time allotted for the activity. Students can be assigned certain boxes to complete based on their level to differentiate instruction, or they can be given the freedom to select their own boxes. The students are asked to record their information on sticky notes, hence the title, and the sticky notes will be collected by the teacher.
In each "sticky" box, students will be asked to find a part of the assigned story that fits the description provided. For example, students will be asked to find a part of the story they feel could have been left out, find a part where they had to stop and question the text, and find a part that draws out personal emotions. Each box really allows students to get connected to the text and simply not read it and answer test formatted questions.