Nonsense Words (2 letter words)
Nonsense Words (Beginning readers)
I’m posting more words that don’t make any sense. These 2 letter Nonsense words are great for beginning readers that are just beginning to put sounds together.
I’ve read some of the rationale on the internet for using nonsense words. One of the things I found is that teachers are using nonsense words as way to practice and assess the phonics skills that they have taught. One site said mentioned that using nonsense words takes the pressure off of figuring out the meaning. Another rationale is that nonsense words helps the students with syllabication of longer words. When they get to the longer words with multiple syllables, they will have an easier time decoding them if they are fluent in nonsense words. The DIBELS assessment (which our district uses) includes assessments for nonsense words … especially in the lower grades.
One of the disadvantages of nonsense words is that it takes a while to make them up. So I did that for you. In this packet I have included 80 words with the vowel/consonant (VC) or consonant/vowel (VC) pattern.
Our school administrators want our students practicing nonsense words in our Intervention Classes, so I have already posted the following nonsense words packets.
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