Phonetics Bingo Cards

Phonics Bingo Card

These cards are about Phonics. Phonics refers to associating letters with their sounds. It is a method of teaching reading and pronunciation. These are some basic phonetic concepts. These include words like alphabetic principle, cluster, grapheme, open syllables, and schwa.

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How To Play Phonetics Bingo

  1. Print out your free Phonics bingo boards, or make custom ones with Bingo Card Creator. Click here to get started.
  2. Give one card to each player.
  3. Call off words randomly, for example by using a call list. You can either just say a word, like "long vowels", or you can make up a more involved clue involving long vowels.
  4. When a word is called, each player should find it and mark it.
  5. The first player(s) to clear five words in any direction (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) wins a small prize.

Notes: How long a bingo game lasts depends on what pace you read the clues at and how many players you have. If you read faster, such as for older or more experienced students, or if you have more players, the game tends to end more quickly. In general, I suggest allocating between twenty and thirty minutes to a bingo game. Since they can potentially end as early as the fourth word called, though that is quite rare, I encourage you to keep playing in the event of the game being over earlier than you expected it to be. Almost 90% of bingo games with a 25 word list and 25 players will see their first bingo within 7 to 11 words being called.





Words List For Phonics Bingo Cards

alphabetic principle analogy phonics analytic phonics blend closed syllables
cluster consonant blends consonant digraphs diphthongs embedded phonics
grapheme letters long vowels mnemonics onset
open syllables phonemes phonogram reading rime
schwa short vowels sounds synthetic phonics vowel digraphs


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Print a call list.)