Should you include nonsense words when teaching phonics?
320 September 2021
Nonsense words are letter sequences that follow regular phonetic rules, and are pronounceable, but have no meaning. Examples of this are mig, yom, flarm, yoisk These nonsense words are often used in phonics assessments or screening cheeks to determine if a child has any difficulty with their phonetic decoding ability.
While nonsense words play their part in assessment, they should not be used in the teaching ...