Walk n' Talk Bingo
Purpose: a fun and active way to talk about vocabulary.
Preparation Time: None
Materials Needed: scratch paper
- Have each learner take out a piece of paper and write down 10 words. The words can be from their notebooks, textbooks, things that they see in the classroom, or from a unit of study. Each of the learners should generate the list independently, so that they end up with different words in different order.
- Explain that the learners are going to play moving bingo. Model taking your list and walking up to a learner. Tell them about the first word on your list, without saying the name of the word (e.g. what we sit on in class, “chair”; my mother’s brother, “uncle”; a food that is flat and round and has tomatoes, cheese and vegetables on it, “pizza”). Once the learner guesses the word, cross it off.
- Have the learner explain the first word on their list to you. Once you guess the word, they will cross it off on their list.
- Switch lists with the learner, and model finding a new partner.
- Have the entire class stand and mingle. Once a word is guessed, it is crossed off of a list. After both partners have guessed the other’s word, they change lists.
- As learners finish the lists, have them sit down. You can make this a game by giving points to the first person who finishes a list.