“Sight words are words that children need to learn to recognize and read by sight in order to achieve reading fluency, and a customized version of bingo provides an excellent and enjoyable method for children to practice reading these words, which can be used in combination with flash cards and of course regular book-reading sessions”, said Sunil Tanna, director of Answers 2000 Limited. “We are particularly pleased to include 5 different complete sets of sight word bingo cards, all based on the famous Dolch sight word lists, as this provides an excellent opportunity to progress from beginning reading through the first grades of school.”
The printable materials are available in a PDF format, and include five different sets of 8 bingo cards containing sight words from the Dolch words. Additionally, the materials also include a ready-to-use call sheets for each game, which can be used by the teacher (acting as bingo caller) to read out a random selection of items when playing the game All the materials can be downloaded, free of charge, by going to the Bingo Card Printer website – http://www.bingocardprinter.com/
To play the game, simply give each student a bingo card, and allow them to check items off their bingo cards as they are called out (the free space square can be checked off at any time). Prizes should be given to the first players to check off all four corners, any straight line of five squares, and any two intersecting straight lines of five squares.
Also available to download, and also available free of charge, are the settings files for Bingo Card Printer, which can be used to customize the sight word bingo cards, or to produce larger sets of sight word bingo cards.
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