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Real and Nonsense Words | January

Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd
Formats Included
  • PDF
60 word cards
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  1. Your students will enjoy practicing reading and sorting real and nonsense words in this engaging activity. This is great to use as a monthly center, early finishers, or whole group or small group guided reading activity. Use on a table, the floor, or in a pocket chart with your kindergarten or first
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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
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding 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/.)
Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.


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