Nonsense word fluency measures a student’s ability to decode individual phonemes and then blend them together to read. They’re an indicator of a student’s progress in acquiring early alphabetic principle skills. By using nonsense words, we can find out whether a child knows the most common sound for letters (letter-sound correspondence), and whether a child can blend the sounds to read words he has never seen before. (Joanne Meier, 2007)
This package offers 14 different lists with randomly ordered CVC nonsense words and includes a graph in which your students can record and track their own progress in 20 different tries. This activity is perfect for literacy centers, it helps to set goals for your students and make them aware and accountable for their own progress. A list, a graph and a timer is all you will need to start building and improving your students decoding skills and their reading fluency.