Saturday, February 28, 2009

Vocabulary -- Use it or Lose it - BINGO

Another way that we keep the vocabulary words students learn through our Text Talk series fresh, useful, and exciting is by playing "Vocabulary Bingo." Usually saved for Friday review, and especially if a resource is canceled, it is a wonderful way for children to hear, see, and use the words they have learned over the past few months. The words in this series of cards are from the first half of the year. Through a free "make your own bingo cards" site on line, we added vocabulary words previously studied and made up the cards. The teacher will read the definition and/or use it in a sentence. A student will raise his/her hand with the answer and then the word will be shown on the Elmo (overhead). In this way, first grade students (no matter what reading level) will be able to see the word and mark it with a cube on his/her bingo card. Students love to play bingo, and using vocabulary words keeps the review and the learning ongoing...BINGO anyone?


dayle timmons said...

Love this review idea!

Suzanne said...

What a great idea and terrific way to reinforce the continued use of vocabulary!

Mary said...

Great idea! What site did you use to create your own BINGO cards?

Mrs.Mallon & Mrs. Dillard said...
Hi Mary,
The website is above. I hope you have fun making your bingo cards!