Word Lists – Real and Nonsense


133 NO PREP word lists for reading and spelling of all the phonemes and phonics spelling rules. Includes real and nonsense word lists, one-syllable and multi-syllabic words, and spelling dictation sheets.


Do you struggle to come up with words for each phonics skill?

Your search is over! This resource includes 133 pages of phonics skill-specific word lists for each phonics skill. This includes real words and nonsense words, one-syllable words, and multisyllabic words.  It is lesson planning and reading fluency made easy!  Your student can read straight from the page or you can use the word lists to create spelling lists, games, sentences, and more!

For a full list of the phonics skills included, please refer to the table of contents pages in the preview files. 

Also included with the Phonics Word Lists:

  • Words-per-minute tracking chart for reading fluency practice
  • Spelling dictation sheets
NEW!! Check out the companion game SINK THAT SHIP Battle games that align perfectly with these word lists!!!
This resource is versatile and can be used with any phonics approach/curriculum. What educators are saying:

I love having this resource to be able to use for dictation. My mind always goes blank when I need to come up with example words! LOVE this!
— Melissa S.

Great resource! Makes planning so much easier. Love that it includes real and nonsense words for each skill. — Abby J.

These word lists are immensely useful! I’m no longer wracking my brain for words to use to work on different phonics skills. It’s all there! Thank you!
— Stephanie K.

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