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  • Language Arts


  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Brief Description

Students combine spelling with a game of chance.


The student who is the first to get four words in a row spelled correctly wins this spelling game, which is a takeoff on bingo. (This game is a spelling game, but it can be easily adapted for other subjects.)


spelling, bingo, game

Materials Needed

paper, pencils

Lesson Plan

This game is not quite bingo, just bing! Ask students to fold a sheet of paper into 16 squares (four columns of four boxes -- unlike bingo, which has five by five). Have students write the numerals 1 to 16 randomly in the squares, one number to a square. Tell them to leave enough room in each box to write a word. You should also make a sheet, cut it up into numbered squares, and put them into a box or another kind of container. Draw a number from the container, and call it out along with a spelling word. Tell students to find that number on the grid and write the spelling word in that numbered square. Instruct students to shout "Bing!" when they have four words in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. The winner isn't the winner, however, until you check the spelling! Details for this Bing! activity can be found with other activities at Phil's Place: Substitute Teachers Lesson Plan Page.



Lesson Plan Source

This is one of several lessons found at Phil's Place: Substitute Teachers Lesson Plan Page.

National Standards

Language Arts: