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Spaced Out Syllable Types - Interactive Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 2

Learn about and identify the six syllable types with this engaging digital resource.

Using Technology to Teach the Six Syllable Types

As teachers, we know how much our students love digital learning opportunities. But have you ever stopped to think about the advantages for teachers of using digital resources? No printing, no photocopying, no lost worksheets… just download, project, and teach! Brilliant!

This interactive syllables resource consists of 21 activity slides. Each slide shows a word that has been broken into its syllables, with an accompanying image. One of the syllables in the word has been underlined/highlighted. Students are required to select the correct syllable type from the boxes at the bottom of the slide. If the answer is incorrect, they will be redirected to a slide that says “Oops, try again!” and they will need to click on the “Back” button to try again. If the answer is correct, they will be directed to a slide where it says “Yay, you did it!” And they will need to click on the “Next” button.

What Are the Six Syllable Types? Here’s a Refresher!

There are six syllable types: closed, open, magic (or silent) e, vowel team, r-controlled, and consonant +le. Our Types of Syllables Anchor Charts are a handy resource should you or your students ever need a visual reference to refer to!

Tips for Extension and Support

This syllables resource has been designed to support your students in developing a deeper understanding of syllable types. Should you need to support or extend students in your class, you may wish to try the following ideas: 

  • For students who require support, minimize the number of options. Allow the student to choose between two different syllable type choices instead of choosing between all six to narrow down the choices and help them identify the syllable type correctly.
  • For students who require extension, challenge them to identify the syllable types for the parts of the word that are not underlined.

No Preparation… Just Download and Go!

Click the Download button to access the interactive Google Slides document. Be sure to use in Presentation mode to enable the interactive features. 

This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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