Nonsense Words are the key to reading achievement! The focus of this product is to have fun playing BINGO while mastering new letter sounds with nonsense words. Throughout my 30-year career in K-5 education, I have learned the most helpful practice that can be done in reading is to consistently use Nonsense Words when a new sound is introduced. It verifies if students are sight word readers (memorizers) or if they have truly learned the sounds of letters.
Thanks for downloading this freebie! This “Nonsense Word” Bingo set is aligned with Unit 1 of Journeys (2014 Edition). However, it is effective for all first graders as the reading goals are similar.
This freebie includes the 50 word cards to cut out and six colored bingo cards to try out in a small group setting!
Included in the complete product of Unit 1 are:
Nonsense Words: Why they are Important and a Parent Explanation
50 Bingo Nonsense Word Cards (to cut out to use for calling words)
25 colored Bingo cards (the border appears purple, but it is blue)
(The bingo cards also in black/white to help save on printing!)
Each card has a different word arrangement. All “nonsense words” for this unit are “cvc” words and contain all vowels and consonants of the alphabet. Coming soon will be Units 2-6. The “nonsense words” will continue to be based on the reading skills (vowel teams, digraphs, etc.) for each unit.
Disclaimer: These materials were prepared to align with the Journeys (2014 Edition) by Teaching Amazing Kids and have neither been developed, reviewed, nor endorsed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
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