Overview - VERB IT UP BINGO
Verb It Up! Bingo, by Rosie Simms, features illustrations of action verbs to help students use the correct verb tense as they describe a given situation. Covering 24 basic verbs, the game requires students to practice using future tense, present tense, and past tense verbs, as well as present participles. For ease of understanding, present participle is referred to as "present with helping verb" on the bingo boards and draw cards. Both singular and plural subjects are illustrated, providing experience with subject-verb agreement. The game helps improve oral and written vocabulary, grammar, and syntax skills.
Each bingo board features 16 full-color illustrations of action verbs. To help students see the connection between future, present, and past tense, the same verb is shown sequentially across a row on a bingo board. In order to help students differentiate between the present tense and present participle columns, different characters are shown completing the activity in either the present tense column or the present participle column.
Draw cards ask questions that prompt usage of the correct verb tense. Questions include:
- Future: What will the _____ do?
- Present: What does/do the _____ do?
- Present Participle: What is/are the _____ doing?
- Past: What did the _____ do?
How the Game Works
Players take turns drawing verb-tense draw cards that have easily identifiable picture icons and prompting questions. A player then chooses a verb on his or her board under the given tense and the teacher or facilitator asks the player the appropriate prompting question. If the player answers correctly, he or she places a chip over that picture. Play continues until a player "Bingos."
Regular and Irregular Verbs
Every bingo board features two regular verbs and two irregular verbs, giving students practice with both the "-ed" ending and irregular past tense forms.
• 6 Bingo Boards
• 24 Draw Cards
• 192 Bingo Chips
• Teacher's Guide with instructions, suggested answers, sample prompts, and reproducible study sheets