This is 3 different Google Slides Presentations for using detective skills to find the meaning for Nonsense words.
I use this for my ESL students but could be used in any First or Second grade classroom. I share it with them on google classroom (or you could simply put it up on the board for whole group). I ask them to underline or highlight the hints that give a good detective the meaning of the nonsense words.
This set has a beginner, intermediate and more advanced set. The intermediate and advanced set have some good discussion items for shades of meaning words as well.
Clipart by Creative Clips.