Workshop Wednesday: Writing Bingo

Quick post tonight {I cannot wait until the two classes I'm taking are over. Homework overload!!} I had to take a brain break to join up with one of my blogging buddies, Jessica, for her wonderful Workshop Wednesday!

The activity I'm going to share with you can be used at anytime of the year with various topics: Writing Bingo. I used this during one of my practicums when discussing the ideas trait. Even as an undergrad I had heard more than one student complain that they had nothing to write about. In steps this activity.

Basically, student's work to fill out 8 of the boxes using prompts that I gave. For this example, it's about the first days of school. The center is a free space where students can jot down ideas on a topic of their choice. It was called Writing Bingo, because my practicum partner and I had the student's say "bingo" when they had a designated number of ideas in each box. We gave them a small incentive for doing so.

{Please don't judge the document... it's never been beautified. This was created before my obsession with fonts and clipart. I just wanted you to get the just of it.} You can click to download it if you would like.


  1. That's how I felt about my freebie too- no frames, stock clip art from google images... What?! LOL but it's great! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

  2. Very cute and a great incentive for them to get their ideas on paper so they don't have an excuse to say, I have nothing to write about!!

    The doc looks good to me!
    Collaboration Cuties

  3. I like the "Bingo" idea! And, I too, hate when they say they have nothing to write about! Thanks for sharing! It's beautified because you made it!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  4. I have never heard of writing Bingo and I love it (I also love the real game too!). Thank you so much for sharing this freebie - can't wait to add it to my "launching writer's workshop" file for September!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  5. I love this idea!! :-) Thanks so much for sharing!

    Smiles from 2nd Grade

  6. This is a great idea. Looking forward to using it next year!
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  7. Great idea! I'm sure they list out great ideas on this BINGO sheet :-)

  8. What a cool idea! I think this could really help some of my kiddos who get stuck "thinking" of things to write about.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Compassionate Teacher

  9. Hi Christy! I found you through the Kansas blogger link-up. Sounds like a fun writing idea!

    Teaching Little Miracles


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