FRENCH Reading and Decoding Practice Activities / French Nonsense Words Fluency

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This resource is a big help in developing students' reading abilitites. It focuses on building their understanding of letter sounds and builds from there. Amazing!
Great resource to practice non sense words! Loved the variety of activities to practice decoding. Very useful product!


Are your French primary students struggling with decoding as they learn to read? Do they need more practice blending sounds together with fluency and accuracy? Are they feeling discouraged and overwhelmed, or are they afraid of making mistakes?

This French Nonsense Words Decoding & Fluency pack may be just what they need!

I created this product years ago, when I noticed that my students needed more practice decoding words... but, they were getting frustrated because there were so many words in their books with sons composés, lettres muettes, etc.

They would feel discouraged because, while they were doing a great job saying all of the sounds of the letters they saw, they were still technically incorrect!

Sometimes, I find my students take words and learning to read a little too seriously - they need to relax and have fun with reading, and understand that the more we can play with sounds, the easier reading will become!

So, I had the idea to get my students to practice decoding / blending with nonsense words - les mots « sans sens ».

The words in this resource that your students will decode aren't "real" words, but they are words where each letter makes its sound!

Your students will have so much fun (without the extra pressure of needing to be "right" and coming up with a word that makes sense) discovering letter sounds and how to blend them together with this resource.

This resource includes:

  • 30 pages of nonsense words cards, for creating individual nonsense word booklets for your students to practice at home (4 per page)
  • 1 cover page for the above booklets (print as many as you need!)
  • 21 pages of nonsense word flash cards, which you can also use for one of the board games (4 per page)
  • 6 game board pages (devine le mot - un jeu en partenaire, la lecture de vitesse des mots sans sens et 2 jeux de société)

I have avoided les sons composés, letters that can make more than one sound (c, g) and les lettres muettes.

When your students become more comfortable with decoding nonsense words, they will surely be more comfortable trying to decode new words in their books!

What are other teachers saying about this French kindergarten reading BUNDLE? 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My kindergarten students love using the little books and it has been a great way to get them blending sounds together. The books were very easy to assemble." - Desiree S.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My students love any kind of game and these are no exception! They nonsense word blending cards are also great for a little warm up during guided reading or some one-on-one with those struggling readers!" - la classe de Madame Henry

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This is incredible and a MUST HAVE for your reading groups. I highly recommend all of Mme Andrea's resources, but her reading ones are TOP NOTCH and essential parts of my planning and small groups. Merci!" - Robin B.

Looking for more resources to help you teach letter sounds and/or decoding? Check out the resources below!


*As this is a Teachers pay Teachers product, this download entitles the purchaser to use it in ONE classroom only. With your purchase, you are able to return and buy additional licenses for colleagues at a reduced rate. Thank you so much for respecting my time and effort!*

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