Freebie Preview File for my LARGE Nonsense Words Bundle...http//www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Bunch-of-Nonsense-Mega-Word-Bundle-Pack-811809
This free file is just one example of the 12 nonsense word lessons you will get inside my Bunch of Nonsense Bundle. When you purchase the bundle, you will receive 13 centers and activities for practicing nonsense words. The 13 centers included are great in cooperative learning structures, centers, RTI, small groups, etc.! The options are endless. Parent notes and progress monitoring is included. You will not find a nonsense word bundle with this many ideas in one! Get kids out of their seats with this set! The bundle has each activity marked at $1.15! What a steal!
Nonsense words do not make sense. So, why do we use them? Nonsense words are not explicitly taught. These words work really well as a quick, reliable, and valid way of assessing alphabetic principal. Students can not sound out nonsense words from memory and have to rely on phonics decoding skills and alphabetic code to read them. Students decode individual phonemes and then blend them together to make a word.
Nonsense words allow teachers to know if students are grasping syllable types (cvc, r-controlled vowels, silent e, etc.) and have a solid foundation of letter-sound correspondence. Nonsense words allow students to attack difficult words they come across when reading. Students who are fluent with nonsense words will have a better understanding on decoding unfamiliar words within the text they read. I did not include vowel teams inside my bundle because there are too many word choices for children. Ex. oo in moon and book.
Let me know what you think of this freebie! I'd love to get your feedback.