Understanding how to read multi-syllable words is one of the most difficult skills for struggling readers. Once they learn that smaller word parts or syllables can be found in bigger words, reading these bigger words can become much easier and more manageable.
Students write the multi-syllable word under the “word” column or you can prefill the words in the column. Using previously taught syllabication rules and cutting patterns, students classify the syllables into the appropriate columns. At first, some students may need to syllabicate the words first then classify. Students can work independently or can work with cooperative partners. There is a beginner and advanced worksheet that can be used depending on the level of your students and for differentiation. It can also be used for students in special education or older students who need remediation in reading. Word lists and example worksheets are also provided.
Later, students can read the list of words and syllables for automaticity.