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 allow them to become more proficient readers.
This FUN space alien packet has 5 posters, 2 math/literacy graphing sheets, 180 nonsense words, and a game board to practice!
You can also see the Common Core Standards related to this product on Teachers Notebook!