Reading Passages and Bingo - Salem Witch Trials

BINGO is a fun way to review new concepts and vocabulary words. The words in this BINGO set relate to the topic of the Salem Witch Trials and make the perfect review for the twelve 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:
36 Unique Bingo Cards (18 pages with two cards per sheet)
The Caller’s Tracking Sheet
24 Calling Cards Containing Words and Clues
12 One-Page Passages of Informational Text

Informational Text
There are twelve pages of informational text about the topic: The Salem Witch Trials. The passages cover the following topics:
• Puritans in England and America
• Laws of the Puritans
• The Salem Witch Trials – How It Began
• Arrests and Examinations
• The Process for Putting a Witch on Trial in Salem in 1692
• The Court and the Judges
• The Associate Magistrates
• Cotton Mather – Minister and Writer
• The Accusers and the Accused
• The End of the Salem Witch Trials
• The Aftermath of the Salem Witch Trials

Although all cards contain the same 24 words, the order on each card is unique. Each student will find every word on their 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.

Words that are included:
1692, Accusers, Acquit, Betty Parris, Brigit Bishop, Cotton Mather, Gallows Hill
Giles Corey, Increase, Magistrate, Oyer, Pillory, Pressing, Prosecutor, Puritan, Restitution, Salem, Spectral Evidence, Terminer, Testimony, Tituba, William Stoughton, Williams Phips, Witch’s Marks

(Note: The informational text also appears in my Colonial Careers Lesson Plan)
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Created: Nov 15, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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