Reading Passages and Bingo - Wild West Outlaws
BINGO: Outlaws and Lawmen

BINGO is a fun way to review new concepts and vocabulary words. The words in this BINGO set relate to the topic of Outlaws and Lawmen in the Old West and make the perfect review for the nine 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:
9 One-Page Passages of Informational Text (850-950 LEXILE)
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 nine pages of informational text about the subject: Outlaws and Lawmen of the Old West. The passages cover the following topics:

• The Crimes, the Outlaws and the Lawmen
• Billy the Kid
• Jesse and Frank James and the Younger Brothers
• Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh
• Belle Starr
• Wild Bill Hickok and Bass Reeves
• Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday
• The Shootout at the OK Corral

Words that are included:
The Wild Bunch; Outlaw; the James Brothers; Belle Starr; Posse; Butch Cassidy; Notoriety; U.S. Marshal; O.K. Corral; Deputy; Town Marshal; Sundance Kid; Tombstone, Arizona; Bass Reeves; Billy the Kid; Bandit Queen; the Younger Brothers; Deadwood, South Dakota; Doc Holliday; Alias; the Earps; Express Car; Dime Novel; and Guerrillas

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.

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

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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