Practice segmenting and counting syllables while building sundaes.
There are some things you learn once and they stick with you for life.
Saying “Fe-BRU-ary” to yourself every time you spell it.
Referring to PEMDAS for the order of mathematical operations.
How to listen for syllables!
Build a Taste for Reading with Our Syllables Game
To play, students will choose a sundae piece, say the word, and identify the number of syllables they hear. They then find the matching number sundae and put the scoop in place. Play continues like this until all the sundaes are complete!
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
Challenge students who already understand the concept to produce additional words that have the same number of syllables.
Support students who need help understanding the concepts by showing them how to clap or tap as they count the number of syllables.
Use this resource as independent practice for fast finishers and full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, formative assessments, and more.
🧮 Syllable Sort (Beginner)
Have students sort the cards into piles of 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-syllable words.
🛴 Scoot Activity (Beginner)
Place each of the 12 picture cards around the room. Ask students to stand up with a blank sheet of paper numbered 1-12 to use as a recording sheet. Assign one card to each student (or pair) to start, having them rotate through each of the cards to write on their recording sheet how many syllables each word on the picture cards contains.
NOTE: We suggest printing a second set of cards for this activity that you can number.
👂 Spell It Out (Advanced)
Use the cards to show students how breaking words down into their syllables can help them as they learn to spell. Choose 4 cards, one for each number of syllables, and project them on your smartboard. Working together as a class, sound out the words a syllable at a time by asking students which phonemes they hear. Write the words on the board as the students match up the sounds to the letters.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.
Break up your syllable lessons with these activities and teaching resources:
Use this Syllable Sort Game to assist your students in identifying syllables in different words. Segment and count up to 4 syllables with this game board and set of 33 picture cards. Segment words into syllables as you count them with this set of 24 picture cards and syllable-count gameboard.
Use this Syllable Sort Game to assist your students in identifying syllables in different words.
Segment and count up to 4 syllables with this game board and set of 33 picture cards.
Segment words into syllables as you count them with this set of 24 picture cards and syllable-count gameboard.