A3.1: Alphabet Bingo or Lotto; How to Make and Play

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A3.1: Alphabet Bingo or Lotto; How to Make and Play

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Instructions for Making & Playing Games with Sample Boards 2 Pages

                          

Who They’re For: Teachers & Helpers. Beginning Learners of English & New Readers of All Ages.


Why You Need Them: For mastery of the letters of any alphabet, Bingo and Lotto materials and procedures are especially suitable. The former game focuses on oral skills (the pronunciation and comprehension of the names of the letters). The latter is more of a visual matching game.


What You’ll Do:

[1] Using the 26 letters of the English/Roman alphabet, create—or have participants make—Caller or Matching Cards and Bingo/Lotto Boards of appropriate size and scope.


[2] Follow procedures and rules to play games that teach, practice, and test mastery of the names and appearance of the letters.

[3] Repeat and/or adapt these ideas to your own specific situation(s).