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Syllables

Syllables

This lesson demonstrates ways to teach young children about syllables. They can be easy and...
Separating Syllable Sounds

Separating Syllable Sounds

Arta Quam | Wichita Public Schools | Wichita, Kansas There are many ways for students to practice breaking words down into syllables. In this video, the teacher and students focus on the sound made by only one syllable of a...
Doing the Syllable Hop

Doing the Syllable Hop

Noel Lucero | Kensler Elementary | Wichita, Kansas Students practice breaking words down into parts by hopping the number of syllables. When the teacher gives them a word like elephant, they hop three times because the word has three syllables. Using motion helps keep...
Blending Syllables to Make a Word

Blending Syllables to Make a Word

Arta Quam | Wichita Public Schools | Wichita, Kansas In this activity, the teacher and students practice putting syllables together to make a word. The teacher says two syllables of a word one at a time, and uses her fists to represent each syllable. The students...
Using Movement to Count Syllables

Using Movement to Count Syllables

Cindy Johnson | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas The teacher and students clap, pat, and stomp to help them count the number of syllables in a word. Breaking words into syllables will help students when they are learning to spell later...
A Game for Counting Syllables

A Game for Counting Syllables

A syllable is “how many beats are in a word.” The teacher and students use motions and their whole bodies to figure out how many syllables are in a word. As they go through the exercise, the students count syllables without the teacher’s help, and...