also knownas anexclamation!verbs thatare alwayspreceded bythe word "to"The contrastbetweenexpectationand realityanexaggerationfor effectlonger thana short story,but shorterthan a novelgiving humanor lifelikequalities toan objectshowingactionlong works offiction thattell animaginarystorya word thatdescribes averb andusually endswith -lyexpressionsthat shouldnot be takenliterallywords thathave thesame endingsoundstwo dissimilarthings withoutusing like/asa wordthatdescribesa nouna wordthatmakes asoundcompare twodissimilarthings usinglike/aswriting that isnot poetry -organized insentences andparagraphsto be, am,is, are, was,were, has,have, hadgroupedlines whichmay repeatin poetryspecificname of aperson,place, orthinghe, she, it,they, her,him, thiers,ours, yourswhen two ormore wordshave the samebeginningsoundFANBOYSfor, and,nor, but,or, yet, soany generalperson,place, orthingshow hownouns orpronounsrelate toother words

ELA Academic Language - Call List

(Print) Use this randomly generated list as your call list when playing the game. There is no need to say the BINGO column name. Place some kind of mark (like an X, a checkmark, a dot, tally mark, etc) on each cell as you announce it, to keep track. You can also cut out each item, place them in a bag and pull words from the bag.


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  1. also known as an exclamation !
  2. verbs that are always preceded by the word "to"
  3. The contrast between expectation and reality
  4. an exaggeration for effect
  5. longer than a short story, but shorter than a novel
  6. giving human or lifelike qualities to an object
  7. showing action
  8. long works of fiction that tell an imaginary story
  9. a word that describes a verb and usually ends with -ly
  10. expressions that should not be taken literally
  11. words that have the same ending sounds
  12. two dissimilar things without using like/as
  13. a word that describes a noun
  14. a word that makes a sound
  15. compare two dissimilar things using like/as
  16. writing that is not poetry - organized in sentences and paragraphs
  17. to be, am, is, are, was, were, has, have, had
  18. grouped lines which may repeat in poetry
  19. specific name of a person, place, or thing
  20. he, she, it, they, her, him, thiers, ours, yours
  21. when two or more words have the same beginning sound
  22. FANBOYS for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
  23. any general person, place, or thing
  24. show how nouns or pronouns relate to other words