Non-Fiction Scavenger Hunt and BINGO Game {Library Lesson Plans, 2nd-5th}

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Have you ever had one of those weeks when you didn’t want to teach a regular library lesson, but wanted a valuable activity that would reinforce skills and keep the students engaged? We’ve all had many weeks like that, due to irregular schedules (for example, holidays). I designed this resource to use with my 2nd-5th graders when I need an irregular-schedule plan or something for a substitute librarian.

This resource includes the following materials:
6 color “Scavenger Hunt and BINGO Game Cards”: the cards all have the same non-fiction book categories, but each is arranged in a different way. Use these if you plan to laminate the game cards and have students pull books off the shelves during the Scavenger Hunt.
6 black & white versions “Scavenger Hunt and BINGO Game Cards”: these are the same as the color version, except they have lines for students to write call numbers. Use these if you plan to copy the game cards and have students write call numbers of books they find during the Scavenger Hunt.
1 set (25 per page) color and black & white BINGO covers: These are optional. You can have students use these to cover their squares when you call out a subject during BINGO. You can also just have student cross out a square if they are using the black and white copies of the game cards.
1 set BINGO “call-out cards”: Use these cards to randomly call out the subjects of the books the students searched for during the Scavenger Hunt. I display these on a pocket chart once I’ve call them out, so students can see them.

For a K-2 non-fiction activity, take a look at my Fiction or Non-Fiction? Pocket Chart Lesson.
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Non-Fiction Scavenger Hunt and BINGO Game {Library Lesson
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Non-Fiction Scavenger Hunt and BINGO Game {Library Lesson
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