Teaching Syllable Segmentation
Children participate in a series of activities that help them realize that words are made up of syllables. For example, "Can you count the syllables or the word parts in football?"
- Syllable Clap
- Talk with children about why knowing about syllables can help them when they read and write.
- Ask them to clap with you as you say these words:
- Syllable Count
- Have children clap for each syllable you say.
- Begin with two or three syllable words and build up to longer words with more syllables:
|airplane||air||plane|| || || || 2|
|table||ta||ble|| || || || 2|
|porcupine||por||cu||pine || || || 3|
|communication||com||mun||i|| ca||tion || 5|
Phonemic Awareness Activities
Kindergarten - Grade 1 Classroom
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TEAMS Electronic Hallway
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