- Identifying the number of syllables in the names of familiar items
Use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently.Language –
- Approximately 5 small items that can be used as counters (ie: blocks, stones, bingo chips, magnets, sticky notes)
- Familiar objects, photos or words
- Clear work surface or large piece of paper
- Collect a number of items (photos or words) that represent one and two syllable words.
- Place the object (one at a time) on the work surface or paper.
- Say the name of the item and then repeat it by breaking the word into syllables, while placing 1 counter down for each syllable in the word. (ie: 2 syllables = 2 counters)
- Review the named items and their syllable count.
Increase complexity to include multi-syllable words.
Use written words instead of objects
Print syllable numbers under each counter.
Have the learners sort objects or words by the number of syllables.
Let’s count some syllables!
First, Let’s look at the item.
It is a _________ (ie: postcard).
Next, Let’s say the word to hear how many syllables are in the word.
Then, put __ counters under each syllable in the word. Next, let’s look at the next item. It is a _______ (ie: balloon).
Next, let’s say the word to hear how many syllables are in the word.
Then, put 2 counters under each syllable in the word.
Let’s read all the words that have ___ syllables.
Time to clean up.
Let’s check your schedule.