GAMES WITH GOALS! GERMAN animals bingo games are ideal for developing listening, speaking, reading and writing/spelling skills. They’re also really useful for a focus on definite article and gender.
The pack includes 21 non-editable files:
ONE & TWO: 40 picture-only bingo 12-square grids, 4 per page (10 pages). You can give students a random selection of pages, with students selecting the order of grids they play from. You can also cut out the grids, and place them in a small bowl or
similar object on tables. Students select grids randomly from the bowl. Depending on the size of your class, you should have several winners per game! You might prefer to laminate the grids, especially if you are printing in color - students can use wipe-clean pens, and you can recycle the grids many times. Color and B&W.
THREE: 40 GERMAN word-only bingo 12-square grids, 4 per page (10 pages).
FOUR: 40 English word-only bingo 12-square grids, 4 per page (10 pages).
FIVE: 4 12-square grid template for students to create their own word or picture grids for each other.
SIX: 1 GERMAN and 1 English calling card, with all the words written in full.
SEVEN TO TWENTY-ONE: 15 SILENT BINGO games
PLAY SILENT BINGO!
Select a grid type for students - picture-only, German word or English word. Using the SILENT BINGO files, show each slide at varying speeds. Students cross off the corresponding word or picture. These are really versatile, with a range of challenges,
and depending on which skills you want to focus on - for example, show the pictures only using German words grids for vocab recall & reading practice; show the English words using German words grids for mini-translation practice as well as vocab recall/reading; show the German words using English word grids for reading &
vocab recall - students have to be completely silent - it’s a really popular way of playing bingo! There are 5 different games of each type: picture-only, German words, English words. All the games are designed for players to cross off all the words or pictures on their grids in order to win the game.
GET THE MOST FROM YOUR BINGO GAMES!
Before playing, read all twenty animals out loud in GERMAN several times, with students repeating carefully - this not only helps students develop their GERMAN pronunciation, but also introduces them to words they may not actually know. There is a dual learning focus: embedding vocabulary with gender, and underpinning skills development: listening, speaking, reading, writing, spelling and memory/recall. So it doesn’t matter if the games include animals that you’re not actually working on at the
moment, it’s actually really useful! Students can also have their own calling card to read out loud from, one for a small group of students is sufficient - this will help them to link sound and spelling in GERMAN.
The animals I’ve chosen focus on the singular definite article, and include all three genders and some cognates. This maximizes opportunity to practice grammatical concepts and develop linguistic awareness too. Give students a little time to have a quick look over their grids first. Create bingo teams, each with an animal-themed team name - playing competitively in teams keeps up a lively pace! For each game, select a different animal as the ‘winning word’ for students to call out when they win the game. Students must recite all the words in their grids to check that they have actually won - also giving another opportunity for practicing language. As you call out
words in random order, remember to tick them on your calling card so that you can check the winners’ words - you’ll be able to use the same calling card for multiple games. Let students be the bingo caller too. Call out GERMAN words for picture and GERMAN grids, GERMAN words for English grids, and English words for GERMAN grids to vary the challenge. I’ve described how to get the best from SILENT BINGO on Page 1.
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