What if you find a word in the sky on the way to school? What if you find a nonsense word?
Nonsense words are fun and useful!
word fluency measures a student’s skill to decode as well as blend
individual phonemes together. By using nonsense words, it is possible to
detect if a student knows the most common sounds for letters, and if a
student can read words that he or she has never seen before. Nonsense
words are often used in assessments.
This package has two
nonsense word activities that require the students to sound out the word
and decide what sort of word it is – real or nonsense. In the first
activity, the students are asked to divide words on card onto a sorting
mat. Activity two has the students choose between two words on the card
and record the real words on the recording sheet.
students can also make up their own words using letter cards – vowels
are in color while the other letters are in black white. Searching for
shapes and even words among the clouds is also a fascinating activity
and the students can record and illustrate their words to make a small