Those sea shells you’ve collected on a beach vacation can make fun activity to practice decoding real and nonsense words.

At the Beach – Lesson 16

I can read real and nonsense words.

Objective: To decode real and nonsense words. (RF.K.2)

Materials: two baskets, sea shells, marker

Procedures: Write real and nonsense decodable words on the shells. Label two baskets as real and nonsense. Your child will choose a shell, read the word and place it in the correct basket.

Conclusion: After all the words have been read, your child can count to see which basket has more shells.