Nonsense Words Games Activities | November | Thanksgiving

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PreK - 2nd
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60 sorting cards and Student Recording Sheet
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Here is some fun and engagement for November and Thanksgiving 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 Turkey 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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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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60 sorting 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).
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.
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.
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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