Nonsense Words Games Activities | December | Christmas Activities

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60 Sorting Cards and Student Recording Sheet
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Here is some festive fun for December and Christmas for your kindergarten and first graders. This amazing Nonsense Word Fluency Practice activity will engage your new readers. Your students will love to practice reading real CVC words and nonsense words and determining whether or not they make sense. It is a most engaging activity and your students will prefer this activity to reading a nonsense word list. Nonsense word games and activities make for a perfect activity for whole group, small group instruction, and even literacy centers.

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What's Included In Your Download?

60 Christmas Tree themed cards.
Header Cards that say Real Words and Nonsense Words to organize the sort.
►A Student Recording Sheet in case you need some student accountability.

How to Use Your Download?
These cards cover all short vowels. Words and nonsense words are in a CVC pattern. Simply sort the cards based on whether they are real word or nonsense word. Place the cards under the correct heading card which says "Real Words" or "Nonsense Words". You can also have your students work on a table, the floor, or sort them into a pocket chart. You can add student accountability by having your students record their sorts on the newly included worksheet.

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Kelli C says, "This was a perfect resource to add to our reading practice. My kids loved using this. Thank you! :)"

Dee N says, "Love this! The turkeys are colorful and just adorable. A fun way to practice reading CVC words. Thanks!"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.


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