teaching resource

Missing Syllables - Interactive Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  12 Dec 2022

Identify the missing syllables in a range of common words with this interactive drag and drop activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  2 - 3

teaching resource

Missing Syllables - Interactive Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  12 Dec 2022

Identify the missing syllables in a range of common words with this interactive drag and drop activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  2 - 3

Identify the missing syllables in a range of common words with this interactive drag and drop activity.

Help Find the Missing Syllables!

As teachers, we know how much our students love digital learning opportunities. We also know how much they enjoy solving a mystery. This syllables resource allows them to do both of these things simultaneously!

This interactive resource has been designed to teach your students about the phonological skill of syllabification. Each of the 19 slides focuses on a particular syllable type. In case you need a refresher, they are closed, open, magic (or silent) e, vowel team, r-controlled and consonant +le. Three words with a missing syllable are displayed on each slide, along with three missing syllable choices. Students must drag and drop the correct missing syllable into the correct word.

Multiple Applications for This Syllables Resource

This versatile phonics resource can be used in your classroom in a variety of ways.

Independent Activity

Allow more-confident students to work through the resource independently by assigning the activity in Google classroom. Ensure that the students complete the activity in Edit mode, not in Presentation mode.

Targeted group activity

Work on the resource as a targeted support activity with a group of less-confident learners. While working on each slide, reinforce the phonemic characteristics of each syllable type to the students, e.g. a vowel team syllable consists of two or more letters working together to make a vowel sound.

Whole-class lesson 

Project the presentation onto your interactive whiteboard and work through the slides as a whole-class lesson or review. You might like to provide your students with mini-whiteboards so they can write down the three correct words before discussing the correct answers as a class.

No Preparation… Just Download and Go!

Click the dropdown arrow next to the Download button to choose between the interactive Google Slides document or the Microsoft PowerPoint version of this resource.


This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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