This small group or whole class activity focuses on the r-controlled /ur/ sound - er, ir, ur. It is a bingo style game. Students look at a word card with the /ur/ spelling missing, and search their board for a space that has the correct spelling AND position. When a word is written in a space it counts toward getting 5 in a row, column or diagonal. 8 game boards are included—more than one student can work with the same board pattern, since the choices they make will create different outcomes. Instructions are included for traditional 5-in-a-row bingo and variations. 70 word cards make every game a new learning experience.
To prepare just print out the boards, cards and word list. Cut apart the cards. Photocopy the game boards, or place them in an erasable plastic sleeve.