Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism

Matching and memory games

Written to accompany the school-based Letters & Sounds reading scheme (which can be adapted and used to teach adults). All the words are based on phase 2 of the scheme (available free – for details see attached teaching notes or visit http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/ and type Letters and Sounds in the search box).
Please also see Margaret Adam’s High Frequency Words (below) which focuses on the 100 most frequent words used in the same reading scheme.

Level
E2
E1
English
Rw/E2.1
AL Rw/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E2.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a

An ideal end of year or summer activity for beginning readers (ESOL or Lit). 9 illustrated bingo boards plus checklist.

Level
E1
E2
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Rw/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E2.2a

Set of two resources
PowerPoint Straightforward but very useful introduction to computers for preEntry and Entry 1 students. Ideal to use before playing the accompanying bingo game.
Bingo Eight different boards. Call out the name of the part (or write on the class whiteboard for a literacy group). First to complete a line wins (use counters to cover, or laminate and cross off with a dry wipe pen).

Level
M8
E1
Pre-entry
pre-Entry General
ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Context
Business & Money management

Students must circulate and question other class members in order to complete the bingo grid. Makes a great ice-breaker or warm-up activity. Also makes a good lead in to sentence work.
Aapted from Heidi Griffin’s original version (see below), this new version is differentiated for a slightly higher level learner group and includes sentences to be completed by the learner. Covers many speaking & listening elements (asking & answering questions, giving personal information, etc.).

Level
E2
E3
English
Speaking & Listening

First created for E3 MV students and a fabulous way to motivate students by using technical vocabulary from their own area of study. Includes info/answer sheet, matching game (12 words), alphabetical ordering, spelling and a crossword. For individual or group challenges.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L2.1
Ww/L2.1
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

Introduction to the past tense simple is a step by step series of info sheets, exercises, card game and comprehension. Covers both regular and v. common irregular verbs.

Level
E2
ESOL
General ESOL

A fun way to consolidate the use of apostrophes in contractions. With differentiation ideas.

Level
L1
L2
English
Apostrophes
Rs/L1.2
Ws/L2.4

Great game for preEntry-E1 numeracy and literacy learners. Choice of word or (mostly) picture tiles provides easy differentiation. Can also used for individual matching games.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M7.3
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rw/M8.3
pE N1/M7.3
pE N1/M8.5
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.3b

A beautiful set of bingo games for preEntry and E1 literacy/ESOL. Choice of word or picture tiles provides easy differentiation, plus there is a second game with larger bingo boards and more white space (often better for SLDD students).

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M7.1
pE Rtc/M8.2
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

MS Office card game can be used to create lots of multi-sensory hands-on games and activities for Basic Skills/Functional Skills/ICT students at all levels. With detailed teaching ideas.

Level
E3
ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Context
Business & Money management