I love teaching these in my classrooms, it really adds understanding and comprehension to even beginning and young learners of English. The ability to cut and put a word together is a really important skills for English learners and i hope these help you achieve this.
I have made a video below that introduces the worksheets to save you time before you download.
I teach it initially by using the clap method, where students clap out the chunks of the word, and also introduce the open mouth method (where your month opens for each syllable.
Once they have a good grasp of that i also introduce how we make a syllable, the vowel sounds of the word for the basis, and ask them to try to find the syllables in words. This requires students knowing what vowel sounds are first, but i have resources on this as well. It is not always the easiest way to teach it which is why i leave it till they have fully understood the idea of what a syllable is. I often find that they will count the vowels, which is definite progress but doesn’t always work ( it doe sometimes which can make it even more confusing for the students) I have tried to include words that have vowel digraphs in them in these worksheets so that you have words to explain how this method works.
I have also tried to include words that incorporate some of the other skills i have written about recently as well, such as diphthongs and the letter Y sounds.
These four worksheets are differentiated for different level of learners. so if you have mixed ability classrooms then these should be of use.
It is in difficultly, in my opinion, order with Lets learn syllables 1 being the easiest down to Lets learn Syllables 4 being a little more challenging.
I am also in the process of putting together some tips and links to videos on teaching syllables on the blog side of the site if you need them and will link here when done. It will include videos and online games that can form part of your lessons.
I really enjoy teaching these as it is great to see how fast Students of all abilities understand the concept and how much it helps them with segmenting words and developing reading skills.
Hope its useful to all of you as well 🙂
Now just before you download it, i have set my self a challenge to get 1000 Subscribers on the YouTube channel!! If you watch the video can you do me a HUGE favour and subscribe, I know its not the most exciting channel out there but it would be really helping a fellow teacher out! I have 240 so far! and that took sooo long.