Nonsense Words Games Activities | January | Winter

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PreK - 1st
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60 word cards and Student Recording Sheet
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Here is some January and Winter fun just right 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 Mitten 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.

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These nonsense words and real words are perfect for your kindergarten and first grade readers. These low prep materials require one time preparing and your students can read CVC words and sort them into real words and nonsense words. Your students will love the adorable mittens and enjoy sorting them on a table or into a pocket chart during January.

Included in your download:
*2 Header Cards (Real, Nonsense Words)
*60 Different Mitten Cards with a word on them

To prepare:
Print your cards onto cardstock for added durability. Cut apart and laminate header cards and individual cards. Prepare once and use for years.

Directions for use:
Students can read and sort the mitten cards by whether they are real words or nonsense words. They can sort on the floor, a table, or into a pocket chart.

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Total Pages
60 word cards and Student Recording Sheet
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.


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