With the onset of advanced reading in rigor and exposure to more complex texts at an earlier grade, it is essential that we teach students how to decode "big words". Good readers recognize patterns and use rules when decoding multi-syllabic words. In this set, the concept of syllabication is introduced through the song, "Big Word You Don't Bother Me". Students use flyswatters as a tool to slap or break syllable parts as they read words. Inexpensive flyswatters can be purchased at the dollar store.
The song, “Big Word..You Don’t Bother Me”
A smaller version of this song for students to glue into reading journals
8 sheets of syllable rules
A smaller version of all the syllable rules for students to glue into reading journals
Number cards 1-4 for students to use when sorting word cards by number of syllables
A larger set of number cards to use when playing whole group syllable games
A recording sheet for students to use to write words that have a certain number of syllables
Word cards for students to use for sorting or playing the board game
A blank sheet of word cards for you to program with words that you want to use with your students (Many times I use social studies or science words that my students need to learn.)
A board game to use for counting syllables
Directions for the board game
Do you cover other syllabication rules? If so, just email me and I’ll send you a modified set.
Check out how I use these materials at my blog: