I just finished creating my Space Alien Nonsense Word packet! Hop on over to The Moffatt Girls Blog to find out more! Great for DIBLES!!
Why nonsense words?
When children begin to learn to read they often start guessing at words. For example, if the see the letters ca...they may guess that the word will be cat. However, the word may be cap, can, or something else.
Nonsense words eliminates guessing since nothing makes sense! At the same time, they reinforce phonemic awareness and forces the child to sound out each letter, which allows them to become more proficient readers.