Reading Passages and Bingo: Pirates and the Golden Age of Piracy

BINGO is a fun way to review new concepts and vocabulary words. The words in this BINGO set relate to the topic of Pirates and the Golden Age of Piracy and make the perfect review for the sixteen pages of informational text that are included in this product. The passages can also be used for CLOSE READING, using any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included).

This product includes:
16 One-Page Passages of Informational Text
36 Unique Bingo Cards (18 pages with two cards per sheet)
The Caller’s Tracking Sheet
24 Calling Cards Containing Words and Clues

Informational Text
There are sixteen pages of informational text about the subject: Pirates and the Golden Age of Piracy. The passages cover the following topics:

• The Seas, The Ships, The Slave Trade
• The Golden Age of Piracy
• Pirates, Privateers, Buccaneers and Pirate Hunters
• Life of a Pirate: The Pirate Articles
• Life on the Ship
• Pirate Ships
• Pirate Colors
• Myth vs. Reality
• William Kidd – Privateer and Pirate Hunter
• Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, Black Bart, Charles Vane, Calico Jack – Pirates
• Mary Read and Anne Bonny- Female Pirate
• Pirate Havens
• The End of the Golden Age of Piracy

Words that are included:
Black Bart, Blackbeard, Buccaneer, Calico Jack, Captain Kidd, Colors, Female Pirates, Flagship, Galleon, Golden Age of Piracy, Letter of Marque, Man-of-War, Maroon, The Middle Passage, Mutiny, Pirate, Pirate Articles, Pirate Hunter, Port Royal, Privateer, Scurvy, Sloop and Schooner, Stede Bonnet, Triangular Trade Route

Although all cards contain the same 24 words, the order on each card is unique. Each student will find every word on his or card. Of course, this means “blackout” is not a good option – although my students sometimes insisted on playing all the way through and singing out “BINGO” in unison at the end!

This product is great for a large group, class or co-op.! It can be played in the traditional way where the instructor randomly chooses one of the cards and calls out the word. Or, to play as a review game, the instructor can read the clue that appears on the card below the BINGO word.

(Note: The informational text also appears in my Colonial Careers Lesson Plan)
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Created: Nov 13, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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