My kidlets were so clever at breaking words into syllables this year - and I think that's because we did lots of hands-on, oral language based practise. I have an old syllable card sorting resource that I have been using for donkey's years, but it was
not cute at all falling apart so I decided to put together this for next years kiddliwinks - aren't those cute little monsters to die for?!
It's super simple to use. Just print/laminate/slice the pages. The picture cards (showing a word with either 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 syllables) go upside down in a pile.
Students take turns to draw a card, they say the word shown, break it into syllables and place it on the appropriate sorting mat.
You can also use the cards in a pocket chart - I'm planning to use this as a whole class activity before I use this as practise in literacy groups and at that time we'll sort into the pocket chart. I've provided smaller sorting cards for this option. I've also included 2 very simple recording sheets in black and white.
There's 8 words each for 1, 2 and 3 syllables, 5 words with 4 syllables and 3 words with 5 syllables. Woah - way too many numbers! This might be easier to understand:
Of course, you can choose the cards to include to focus on specific numbers of syllables. This also makes it easy to differentiate.