This slide show was designed as an engaging way to work on nonsense words to build decoding skills and prepare for assessments. My class takes DIBELS/mClass Nonsense Word Assessments, and this was a great way to help them learn to quickly decode nonsense words. You can go through these slides slowly at first, helping students to decode the words, then later speed up. We would set a timer to see how many we could read in a minute! This is great for small group/instruction or interventions, as you can do these on a laptop or print them out and put them in a binder. Students can use these printouts at a center or Daily 5 rotation as part of word word or read to someone.
This is a different list from the original Astronauts and Aliens to keep students from memorizing one list of words. Keep challenging them to decode new words!