· remeliptivate

Remeliptivate is a word that may be used in a study of struggling readers. It is pronounceable, and follows normal spelling rules. It is structured like a normal word, with common letter groupings — like re- and -tivate — but remeliptivate is a nonsense word. Nonsense words are designed to test if a child really can read — because nonsense word fluency is “prerequisite to word identification” (DIBELS) — or if he/she is just “faking it” with a command of “sight words”.



rĕ·mĕl — lĭpt — tā — vĭ …



Greg is not so little; he towers over me at 6' 2". He’s never been evaluated for dyslexia, but he did struggle with learning to read.



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