Decoding nonsense words is a skill that every student needs to practice. But practicing the same old flash cards can get boring. This activity aims to make decoding nonsense words fun and functional! Students get to read multisyllabic words that they already know, but can't read. This activity improves their confidence, all while giving them much needed practice. This is ideal for older students who are still struggling with basic phonics patterns and ELLs.
Each edition has 24 words
-There are 3 different variations:
1) The actual spelling (avocado)
2) The actual spelling split into syllables (a•vo•ca•do)
3) The nonsense spelling split into syllables (ah•vuh•cah•doe)
-Practice decoding single syllable nonsense words
-Read multisyllabic words
-Great for centers and RTI
-Independent, partner, or small group
-Can be scaffolded or more challenging
-Appropriate ELLs, special education, or average 1st or 2nd grader
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Teacher Rachelle had this feedback:
My student absolutely loved it! She asked if we could "learn this way again tomorrow" and she said, "I really like reading words this way!"
Other editions of Making Sense of Nonsense:
The GROWING Bundle
Math Terms Edition