Not only are books by Dr. Seuss entertaining and fun to read but many of them can be used to teach things such as rhyming, parts of speech, and real and nonsense words. One of our favorites is There’s A Wocket In My Pocket! After reading this silly story, we practice identifying real and nonsense words with this Wocket Pocket Real & Nonsense Word Sort.
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Wocket Pocket Real & Nonsense Word Sort:
Why is it important to use nonsense words with kids? They may just seem like silly, made-up words but nonsense words can help kids learn phonics skills such as encoding and decoding.
Nonsense words can also be used to help you assess your children’s phonemic knowledge and tell you what skills they need to be retaught or practice more.
What’s Needed For The Wocket Pocket Real & Nonsense Word Sort:
- There’s A Wocket In My Pocket by Dr. Seuss
- Wocket Pocket Printables
To prepare this literacy activity, click on the pencil below to download the printbale. Then, print the Wocket Pocket printables on paper or card stock. Next, cut the pockets and words a part. You may want to laminate all of the pieces for extra durability so this activity lasts all year. To keep all of the pieces together, you can attach the pockets inside of a file folder and place the words cards in a large envelope or plastic bag.
How To Play Wocket Pocket Real & Nonsense Word Sort:
To begin the lesson, read the book There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss to your kids. When I read all of Dr. Seuss’ books, I like to read with a lot of enthusiasm and emphasize all of the silly words which always makes my kids not only laugh but learn many new words.
After reading the book, go back through it and talk about how the author uses both real and nonsense words. You can ask your kids to identify the two types of words on each page and write them down on sticky notes. Then, you can use those sticky notes to create an anchor chart.
After creating your anchor chart, your kids can practice on their own identifying real and nonsense words using this Wocket Pocket Real & Nonsense Word Sort. If you want additional words, you can write your own on colored craft sticks.
This printable Wocket Pocket Real & Nonsense Word Sort is a great addition to your Dr. Seuss Unit and can be added to your morning baskets or choice tubs. Hope your kids enjoy it!
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Download & Print The Free Printables:
Click on the pencil below to download and print the
Free Wocket Pocket Real & Nonsense Word Sort!