What is an Ootian/Nonsense/ Pseudoword/ Nonword?
An Ootian/Nonsense/ Pseudoword/ Nonwords is sometimes referred to as not a real word. These type of words represents letters put together that may resemble a word and can be sounded out, yet it can’t be found in the dictionary and may not have a definition or any meaning. These type of words are found in literacy test
(reading and spelling) which help measure a child’s word attack skills. The Ootian/Nonsense/ Pseudoword/ Nonwords show how well a student can apply letter-sound patterns to new words and according to research is also a good indicator of a student’s growth and progress in their alphabetic principle skills.