Review Syllabication Skills

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Review Syllabication Skills

Posted on May 16, 2012

Review Syllabication Skills

The end of the year is a great time to review syllabication skills. Here's a short treasure-hunting activity that can easily be added to a Word Work station even during last days of school.

Counting Syllables Student SampleProvide students with a 4-column template. Identify an appropriate number of words and syllables for them to find. For example:

  • Find 4 one-syllable words.
  • Find 4 two-syllable words.
  • Find 2 three-syllable words.

Using newspapers, magazines, and other print materials, students scour the text looking for words that have the required syllables. When they find a word, students cut out the whole word and cut it again to represent each syllable break. Using glue sticks, students adhere the different word parts into the different columns and write out the whole word in the far right column.

FYI: This same concept could be done using lined paper or a page of a spiral notebook. Sometimes the lines help primary students maintain straighter rows.

This simple strategy can accommodate differentiation, as students can practice with multisyllabic words based on their developmental readiness.