Activity Types: Bingo Games

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What are Bingo Games?

Using the table feature of Microsoft Word, a bingo card is constructed. The content for the game can range from vocabulary words, to spelling words, to graphics that represent landmarks! Learners are asked to identify the word, term, or graphic based on information called out by the Bingo Master! Although the Bingo games are limited to 15 -20 words or concepts at a time and are fairly short activities, the use of Bingo provides excellent recognition practice and can be used in small groups, and can be tailored to meet the learning needs of the students.

Advantages for use in the classroom:

  • Excellent practice for vocabulary or letter recognition

  • Useful for focus or comprehension evaluation activities, if definitions are called out rather than the word

  • Can be used in small groups

  • Students can create their own bingo games using vocabulary and topics related to class

Disadvantages for use in the classroom:

  • Limited to 15 -20 words.

  • These are short activities.

Example:

 

 

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Candace Figg, PhD
Brock University
Faculty of Education, Teacher Education Department
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Jenny Burson, EdD
University of Texas at Austin (retired)
Education Department, Curriculum and Instruction
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