LESSON OR ACTIVITY OVERVIEW:
The teacher has a list of the
information that he wants to teach or review such as a list of
Each student gets or makes a card with a 5 x 5 grid containing 25
boxes. Each of the boxes contains a vocabulary concept, (for
example, a word, picture, or number). The student cards all have the
same vocabulary concepts but in different boxes.
The teacher randomly signs the
concepts on his list.
When a student recognizes what is
being signed he covers up that concept on his card. When the student
covers a straight line (five boxes up and down, side to side, or
diagonally) he announces "Bingo!"
• demonstrate their ability to recall specific signs, phrases, or
• learn to work as a team
Success in this activity is dependent upon student being able to do
* recognize the majority of the vocabulary used in the game
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT:
* List of vocabulary or phrases to learn or review
* Definitions of ASL Terminology
* Game pieces: Pennies, bits of paper,
* Prizes: "extra credit points," candy bars, ASL Materials,
* Printout of Bingo Game/Questions
* Pencils or Pens (if using disposable cards or creating cards)
* This isn't the type of activity that you would tend to "assess"
but you can make this activity gradeable by using consumable cards.
Instead of having the students cross out or cover the right answers,
you can count as you show each vocabulary item. For example, sign,
NUMBER 1, "APPLE."
The students then have to find the box that has the word apple (or
picture of an "apple") and write the number 1 in that box.
Thus at the end of the game you can collect the cards and
correct the answers.
Dr. Vicars' notes:
Big classes: If the class is
large, have your students work in pairs. Give two prizes. If
one prize is better than the other, flip a coin to decide who gets
first choice of which prize. Explain and do the flip without
voicing. Most students will catch on instantly.
Student involvement: You can play bingo as a as a class game
or you can divide the class into groups. The bingo “Caller” can
switch from student to student.
Bingo works best as a review after students have
learned a set of vocabulary.
You can do an interesting game by
making card pairs and handing them out to your students and then
telling them to use sign language only, and without showing their
card to their partner, find the person in class who has the exact
same card as they do. When they have found the same card they bring
their pair up to the front and get a set of dialog practice cards
and go sit down with their new partner to practice sentences based
on the vocabulary they have just been practicing.
Blank Bingo Sheet
Today, as part of our lesson we will play Bingo.
Out of respect for some of your religious beliefs, let me
make it clear that you don’t have to play if you don’t want.
I’ll be giving away a little prize but you don’t have to
You win by being the first person to cover five squares in a
row either up and down, sideways, or diagonally.
The free space is automatically covered.
In-between “calling out” (signing) the numbers, I’ll show
you vocabulary concepts.
If you win, I will give you the opportunity to show me five
of the vocabulary concepts we learned between numbers.
If you can show me the five vocabulary concepts I will give
you a prize.
Keep your voices off thanks. (Sign or write.)