How Do I Do It?
For listening comprehension, fold paper into 4x4 boxes; list 16 key terms; students copy the word listed randomly on the blank bingo sheet in each square. Give students markers to cover squares or just have them rip up some pieces of paper to use as markers. Next, the teacher recites a clue for a key vocabulary word, for example, “This is a place where you mail packages.” (Answer: Post Office). If a student has the word on their card, they cover it with a marker. The teacher continues reciting clues until a students gets 4 across or down. For a longer game play “blackout” and students will need to cover all squares to finish.
Variations & Extensions
Ask a student volunteer to choose a key word and recite a clue for the class. Have pairs or table groups of students make bingo boards and clues for their partners or other table groups or the whole class.
Common Core ELA Speaking and Listening Standard 2
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Bilingual Zingo is a fun vocab development game!
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