This is a Nonsense Word Fluency Checkers game to give practicing nonsense words a fun twist! Easy to put onto cardstock and laminate to keep them nice. I've included 12 different checker boards that have nonsense words that come right from the first grade DIBELS. The only thing I don't provide is actual checkers pieces. I hope you enjoy. :)
Here are the rules I've included (they are very easily adaptable):
Children get into partners to practice NWF.
Each time they move they need to orally sound out the nonsense word that is under the checker piece. If they don’t know it they need to choose another piece to move.
You may have the children read the words that are upside down for them, have their partner read them once the checker piece crosses into their “territory” or have them not be read at all.
This can easily be adapted and changed as necessary and the normal checkers rules can be followed or not if you decide.