Parts of Speech BINGO

A. Wills
Multiple Subject Teacher

Students will recognize and identify basic parts of speech: preposition, noun, verb, adjective through a simple game.

Grade Level: 5 - 6th

Subject: English/Language Arts

Length of Time: 10 Minutes/Game

Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.B - Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).

Objectives & Outcomes

Students will be able to successfully recognize and identify four basic parts of speech as identified by a game.

Materials Needed

  • dry erase markers
  • dry erase BINGO cards (sample and instructions on how to make your own included)
  • list of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions


Opening to Lesson

Begin the lesson by asking students to define Nouns: person, place, thing, or idea; Verbs : action words; Prepositions: a word that shows relation to another word; Adjective: descriptive word. Ask students for examples of each to clarify understanding.

Body of Lesson

  • Give each student a BINGO card. Have students fill in each square with either (noun, verb, preposition, or adjective) The center can be a free square if desired.  All cards will be different as students decide what term is written in each square. However, each should be used at least 5 times. (Sample shown) Each student should also have a dry erase marker.
  • As you read a word from your list, the student should write that word on the card next to a spot that shows a term. If you say teacher, the child should find a square that says noun and write teacher. The position cannot be changed once it is written. Continue until someone gets a BINGO.
  • Repeat as desired.


If desired review once again what each term means. In addition, it is always nice to offer extra credit or extra free time to each winner. This is a great activity to practice vocabulary or other skills while taking only a short amount of time between other planned activities.

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Assessment & Evaluation

Students will be able to correctly label nouns, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions with full accuracy. BINGO cards will serve as a way of checking for understanding.

Modification & Differentiation

If used in small groups, the parts of speech can be limited to two at a time.

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