Okay, so you've heard of BINGO? Well, this is BING, because there is only a 4x4 grid, instead of 5x5 in BINGO. The national Reading Panel and all experts in reading agree that one of the foundations to good reading is the acquisition of vocabulary. This game creates an intentional exposure to words and their meaning as the student tries to match 2 synonyms for the same word. In my testing, synonyms always have a lower score than antonyms, so I created this product for students to enjoy digging deep to extend their vocabulary. This game makes an opportunity for a great oral discussion and language reasoning exercise.
It comes with all you need to create the game, except the plastic counters to cover each word. There are enough games to keep games going for years! My recommendation is for the students to play each game several times until they have mastered the words.