A fun phonemic awareness activity! Students will love blending letter sounds to decide if they have built a real or a nonsense word. They will be reinforcing letter sound knowledge, reviewing short vowel sounds, and building a foundation for reading longer, multi-syllable words as they make progress as readers.
Directions: Copy, laminate and assemble the letter dice and word mats. Copy the recording sheet. Students can word in pairs or independently to roll the dice, blend the sounds, and determine if the word is a real word or a nonsense word. They can write it in the correct column of the recording sheet. If students roll the star on the vowel die, they can choose which vowel would build a real OR nonsense word.