Nonsense words

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Activity Type: Build Accuracy
Activity Form: Game
Grade: 1
Group Size: Small Group, Large Group, Whole Class
Length: 15 minutes
Materials: Index card size letters cards, The activity can be done orally or using letter cards
Goal: To reinforce letter sounds and rhymes by creating nonsense words using a known word family
Items: this is an oral activity

[edit] What to do

  1. using a known word family such as the "at" family replace the known initial consonants with consonants that creat words that make nonsense words
  2. Using the consonants "d,g,j,l,q,t,&w" add tthe consonants to the at family to make the words dat, gat, jat, lat, qat, tat, and wat

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[edit] About this activity

After DIBELS assessments I discovered that one of my best readers could not pass the nonsense word section.