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A literary terms review game will elevate literary devices review from a chore to entertainment! Use one of the world’s most popular games to motivate students to learn literary terms. Only if they know the answers to your bingo caller questions do they have a chance at victory.

Included in this resource:

how to play guidelines

a bingo game sheet

a 3 page literary terms handout with definitions of the 54 terms the game tests

a list of terms for students to select from to make up their card

54 question cards

Pre-game review

Post or distribute the list of 54 literary terms and definitions included with this game. Give the students some time to brush up their knowledge before you commence the bingo bonanza. Explain that you, as bingo caller, will be asking questions about the terms, and only if they know what term you are asking about will they be able to circle or highlight the number that corresponds to the literary term. Here is an example of a question:

“Mrs Dursley was thin and blond and had nearly twice the usual amount of neck.” Which device is used in these lines by JK Rowling?

At this point, the knowledgeable student would circle the number corresponding to HYPERBOLE if they have it on their bingo card.

For your convenience, the answers are included on the teacher question cards. If you get a student to act as the bingo caller for you, make sure they know not to read the answers out during the game!!

Pre-game set-up

Your set-up. You have to photocopy one bingo card for each student every time you play. You only have to copy the pages of questions and cut them into strips once; keep them in an envelope and they will last you for the rest of your career!

Student set-up.

Students have to choose 25 words from the list at the bottom of their card and write the corresponding number of the term in each square.

How to win

Students get two chances to win. The first way is by getting all four corners, OR a line down, OR a line across. Then the class goes on to a full house- all of the squares must be completed.

Skills that the game tests

Not only do students have to know literary terms, but focus is needed during the game to cross reference the numbers with the terms. There are TWO cards. Students who want to challenge themselves can play two at a time- this is true differentiated learning!

**Please note that this game is included in my 80 ELA Games, grades 9-12**

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Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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