Overview - TALK IT UP BINGO
Talk It Up! Bingo
, by Rosie Simms, helps students focus on eight different ways to describe an object. Featuring 150 everyday objects, the game promotes vocabulary development using key questions such as 'What can you do with it?" and 'What goes with it?" Playing this unique bingo game helps students improve their communication skills as they identify and explain the uses of common objects.
Five Basic Categories
Each full-color bingo board features 25 objects, includingfive objects from each of these categories:
• Clothing and Grooming
How Game Works
Talk It Up! Bingo combines aspects of a board game and a bingo game. Players take turns drawing category cards that have easily identifiable picture icons. Once a category is selected, a player looks at his or her bingo board and choosesan object in the given category. The player then spins for a question about that object. If the player answers correctly, he or she places a chip over the object's picture. Play continues until a player 'Bingos.'
Two Levels of Play
Two spinners are provided for different levels of play. The Level 1 spinner includes simple questions, such as "What color is it?" and 'What parts does it have?' The Level 2 spinner presents higher-level thinking questions, such as 'Where would you find it?' and 'What do you like about it?'
6 Bingo Boards, 24 Draw Cards, 2 Spinners, 175 Bingo Chips, anda Teacher's Guide with instructions, suggested answers, and reproducible take-home study pages.
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"Talk it Up Bingo"
by Paula - CMS 303
Friday, February 13, 2009
This game challenges even the most reticent students to think about objects in new ways. It leads to many new discussion threads amongst students as they explore the ways to describe items. The categories naturally lead to follow up writing promts as well.
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"Talk It Up Bingo"
Friday, June 27, 2008
My ESL students love this game because it promotes conversation in a non judgmental or competitive way. Even though it is a game, my students cheer each other on and give hints to help those who struggle to find the needed vocabulary. I can’t even describe the growth my students have made in their verbal, speaking, and listening skills since I started using this game in my small group teaching. I can challenge students with the leveled questions so multiple ability leveled students can play together. It is a great game and I highly recommend it for ESL students and teachers.
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