Skim and Scan Relay Race

Groups compete in a relay race to find information in store advertisements

I've been going over reading skills to help my high school 3rd years prepare for university and Eiken tests. This game has been a great way to liven up the otherwise tedious content!


  1. Have the JTE post the ads all around the room while you sort the students into groups of 4-6
  2. Give each group one blank answer sheet and a deck of question cards
  3. Students janken in their groups. The winner will be the first runner.
  4. The runner will draw a card, read the question, and search for the answer in the ads around the room. Some answers require a lot of information, so they can go back and forth between their group and the ad to report information piece by piece if necessary.
  5. The group will listen to the report and a one person will write the answer in the correct space.
  6. Choose a new runner and writer, pick a new card, and repeat!

Important Notes:
- Some answers will require the students to use math!
- Some multiple choice questions have multiple answers!

I hope it goes well for you!

Small files
  • Answer Sheet.pdf (51.5 KB)
  • Question Cards.pdf (25.8 KB)
  • Medium files (requires an account to download) -
  • Grocery Ads.pdf (13.8 MB)
  • Skim and Scan Relay.docx (16.2 MB)
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    Submitted by razzmactazz June 14, 2024 Estimated time: 1-2 Class periods

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