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Swap, Share, Give – A Blog Linky From Down Under

A few of us Aussie bloggers decided to have a little fun and swap some teaching items from our Teachers pay Teachers stores. I was lucky enough to be paired…

Swap, Share, Give – A Blog Linky From Down Under | topnotchteaching.com A few of us Aussie bloggers decided to have a little fun and swap some teaching items from our Teachers pay Teachers stores.

I was lucky enough to be paired up with Alison from Teaching Maths With Meaning. As you can tell by the name of Alison’s blog she loves maths and sharing great math ideas and resources. Alison sells a great range of teaching products that not only include math but also science, reading, writing, spelling and much more.

I had a little browse through Ali’s store and thought her Oxford Word Bingo Game would be an item that I could use with my tutoring students.

This is the type of resource that has been on your ‘to do list’ forever, but for the time and effort of putting it together, it’s definitely worth the $4.00 price tag.

What you’ll get

When you purchase the resource, it is sent electronically as a PDF document. The PDF is 44 pages in length and includes:

  • A cover page;
  • Instructions explaining how to use the file;
  • 2 word overview sheets for Oxford Words 1-100 and 101-2o0;
  • Teacher cards for calling the words; and
  • 6 different bingo boards for each set of 20 words (10 sets in total to cover all words).

Each bingo set focuses on 20 words from the main list. This makes it great for differentiating based on the needs and level of your students. Students can be placed into ability groups and their bingo boards can reflect the words that they’re up to.

Putting it together

Alison suggests that each set of bingo boards be copied onto different coloured paper/card so that it’s easy to find and keep organised. Then these can be stored in zip lock bags. So away I went with putting the resource together. Below you’ll find pictures of how I did this.

Product Swap – Review of Oxford Word Bingo | topnotchteaching.com

All bingo boards and cards printed on coloured paper.

 

Product Swap – Review of Oxford Word Bingo | topnotchteaching.com

Laminating all parts so that it’s more durable.

 

Product Swap – Review of Oxford Word Bingo | topnotchteaching.com

I decided to store the item in a ring folder.

Product Swap – Review of Oxford Word Bingo | topnotchteaching.com

I kept each set in it’s own plastic sleeve.

How I used it

Even though I’m using a specific programme with my tutoring students, I feel this is a resource that will complement the programme.

I decided to trial one of the bingo sets with my Year 2 boy. He responds extremely well to playing games to consolidate learning. I picked list 21 – 40 (she, said, played, one, is, were, day, so, when, home, you, at, me, mum, for, dad, but, saw, house and that).

This list included a good mix of high frequency words that my student is familiar with as well as some tricky spellings that we haven’t yet covered, such as the sound /oe/ in home. This would give me a good indication of whether or not he can recognise and read these words.

I got my student to select a game board and I did, as well. Before we began I asked the student to read all the words on his bingo board. He did really well with the words and the only one that he didn’t know was played.

I selected one of the teaching cards at a time and turned it over. We alternated reading the cards. Then we checked to see if we had the matching word on our bingo boards. If we had the word then we added a counter to our board. I decided to take this one step further and then asked the student to write the word on his whiteboard, to also include some writing practice (see the picture below).

Product Swap – Review of Oxford Word Bingo | topnotchteaching.com

All set up ready for a session with my student.

Product Swap – Review of Oxford Word Bingo | topnotchteaching.com

Our boards and writing part way through the game.

We continued with the game until the first person had their board covered with counters. Unfortunately, I was not the winner.

What I like about this resource

Alison’s Word Bingo is a resource that is so handy to have, and especially once it’s all made up and ready to go. I’m glad I took the time to make all sections of the game and store it in a file, now it’s ready to go and use when I need.

It’s also great that Alison split the games into 20 word sets. If a classroom teacher uses the Oxford word lists, this would be a fantastic additional resource. I don’t use this word list, but because the games are in sets it makes it easy for me to select a set that suits the level of a particular student I’m tutoring.

Want more ideas?

Alison also reviewed one of the items from my store. So if you’d like to see what Alison thought of my:

Digraph Activities, Games & Worksheets {sh}, then head on over to her blog:

Teaching Maths With Meaning.

Also, why not have a look at the other Aussie teachers that also participated in the swap by heading over to Lauren’s blog:

Love, Laughter and Learning In Prep.

Giveaway

All the awesome teachers that decided to participate are also giving you the chance to win each teaching resource. All you need to do is follow their Teachers pay Teachers store and enter the Rafflecopter below.

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