Sharpen Reading Activities


Reading Word Parts and Nonsense Words

In this activity, Learners practice reading parts of words that consist of the vowel and everything that comes after. Sometimes these word parts are real words, but usually they are not. Examples of these word parts include "ean," "ade," and "oke." After reading these word parts, Learners practice reading nonsense words that contain these word parts, like"vean" or "zade." Becoming good at reading parts of words greatly improves a Learner's ability to read new words. Reading nonsense words also has been shown to improve a reader's ability to sound out new words efficiently, without resorting to guessing.