Blending nonsense words and real words must be taught with explicit and systematic instruction. These wheels help teachers do just that. Starting with just 2 sounds, a consonant and a vowel, helps build confidence with the beginning sounds in the word before adding another consonant at the end. Nonsense word fluency is just like any skill we teach. We must build it from the foundation up. Once students grasp letter sounds, it is time to blend to read words.
Nonsense Word Blending Wheels will help build fluency blending and reading nonsense words with 2 or 3 letter sounds in a fun spinning format. It makes a great addition to any center. You can use it at small group reading as a warm up or DI activity.
The pages are designed to be specific to a particular short vowel in the beginning to help students gain confidence with that vowel. There are pages for each vowel with 2 letter sounds and 3 letter sounds.
If students can read nonsense words, they can apply those same strategies to learn to read anything.
Another product in my store that helps students with blending nonsense words is Nonsense Word Fluency Roll and Read.