Nonsense Words Card Game

Words like ‘blat’ and ‘sput’ are great to check a child is truly decoding. Because these words are pseudo or nonsense words, there is only one strategy a child can use to read them – decoding! Martian Reading gives you over 10 card games to play which use nonsense words or pseudo words.

Introduce the concept of pseudo or nonsense words using the Martian Lands free e-book. Then, have children play a variety of games and activities designed to practice decoding during phonics rotations.

A little muddled as to why we use nonsense to check phonics skills? Let us explain further.

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