Heather sent me her Instant Word Bingo game. In this set, there are 100 sight words included. She has a cute product cover, a teacher direction page, a Bingo card, and 4 pages of words.
And gluing them down. A couple little smarty pants decided it was faster to glue dots, then add the words. Such problem solvers!
I then laminated a copy of the words and cut them up, storing them in an envelope. These are my calling pieces.
Now, as I call a word, the kids put a little math counter over the word until there is a Bingo. I give the winner their choice of a sticker for their book box. I told my students that if we don’t have to wait for kids who are talking too much and get all of our work done, we can play Bingo at the end of every day. But, if there is too much talking and we have to wait, then there won’t be time. “The more we wait, the less we play” is what I tell them. So far it’s working like a charm! They are keeping these bingo cards in their reading folders and can be taken out at the moment’s notice. I love that there are four sets of words, so we can graduate to harder words in a couple of weeks. The kids should get really good at reading these words!
As another variation, I could spell the word as I call it, so then they would have to put the letters together in their head, or I could request that they spell the words as they read back Bingos. I could also have them read and spell a row of their card to a neighbor before we begin the game. I am so looking forward to using this during the year! Thanks Heather!