Syllable Games (Reading Rockets, Florida Center for Reading Research, FCRR)
Why teach about syllables?
- Dividing words into parts, or "chunks" helps speed the process of decoding.
- Knowing the rules for syllable division can students read words more accurately and fluently.
- Understanding syllables can also help students learn to spell words correctly.
As students progress in their literacy understanding, they move from reading and writing single syllable words (often with consonant-vowel-consonant constructions) to reading and writing multisyllabic words. Instruction focused on teaching students about syllables often focuses on teaching different types of syllables (open and closed) and what occurs when syllables join together within a word.
Activity titles include: Syllables, Words, and Pictures, Syllable Scoops, Syllable Snake, Syllable Cut-Ups, Map and Swoop, Six-Way Syllable Sort, Syllable Trivia, Syllable Share