These BINGO cards are meant to be used as supplemental word work activities, ideal for independent work while the teacher is working with small groups.
This lesson aligns with practices that follow the Words Their Way word study program.
Each student will need their sorts for the week. My students keep their sorts in a baggie that I have stapled to the inside of their Word Study composition book.
They will do their work for the week in the notebook or on sheets of loose leaf paper, to be turned in at the completion of their word list, usually after their test.
Students will choose their own way to make BINGO by completing various activities on the BINGO board. They MUST meet with the teacher to get their sorts and to test their sorts at the end. This limits the way that they can get BINGO. No matter how they choose to get BINGO, students will definitely do a NO PEEKING sort (or a BLIND sort) where they sort their words without headers. They will also DRAW AND LABEL their sorts, where they sketch a drawing of each word and label the drawing with the appropriate word. Essentially recreating their cut sorts with their own drawings. The other activities throughout the BINGO board are easily explained within each box.
This packet includes 6 unique boards. The activities repeat, but are in different positions on each board. I’ve also used boards more than once and told my students to make BINGO a different way than last time, to make the boards last longer.
I make a class copy of each BINGO board that my students get each time they get new sorts. For my class, that is every week.
This is a great way to mix up the ways that your students practice
their sorts and taps into various learning styles!