Sentence BINGO ~ Fiesta Fatal Review

Oh, if only there were more hours in the day! I have so many posts that I need to write about the sessions that I attended at CSCTFL15 last week. I’ll add them as I find time over the next few months!

This CSCTFL15 share is another one from Mira Canion‘s presentation on Deepening Reading Comprehension One Drop at a Time. Click here to read a post sharing a different idea from the same presentation. If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I love to [try to] find ways to legitimize classic language class games. See these posts to read what I’ve come up with:

So Mira shared a way that she uses to justify playing BINGO in her classes: sentence BINGO! (Elizabeth Dentlinger has already posted on this same idea from Mira’s session, so I apologize if you are reading this for the second time.) Instead of calling out isolated words, call out complete sentences that contextualize the structures that you are targeting. In Mira’s example from the session, she started with a clothing bingo game that had images of various articles of clothing on each of the BINGO squares on the student boards. To turn the images into sentences, she drew in price tags with different values on each article of clothing. Instead of calling out “pantalones” (pants), she called out, “Compraste los pantalones que costaban cuarenta y cinco dólares” (You bought the pants that cost $45.00.) I love this particular example because it also provides repetitions of numbers above 10!

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 5.11.09 PMI loved this idea so much that I asked Mira if she wouldn’t mind me re-creating and posting a clothing BINGO game so that my readers could see an actual example of the activity. Instead, she suggested that I make a Sentence BINGO set for her most recently published novel, Fiesta Fatal. How could I refuse?! I have already posted one activity for Fiesta Fatal, and many readers have asked if I have any more because the Teacher’s Manual is not yet published. Mira shared some copyrighted illustrations with me in order to create the BINGO set, so I am so excited that I am able to share this activity for FREE with my readers as they wait for the Teacher’s Manual. It contains 48 event cards and 35 unique BINGO boards.

Click here to download Fiesta Fatal BINGO!, and enjoy!!

3 comments

  1. I used the sentence Bingo in class today. It was great! The students were super engaged. After several rounds I encouraged more output. Students had the option to create their own clues. I then wrote their sentences on their board leading to more input. Thanks for the wealth of ideas.

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