Fish Syllable Sort includes a cover, 4 sort "mats," fish cards, and a record sheet. The words on the fish cards are either 1, 2, 3, or 4 syllables.
Fish Syllable Sort can be used with the whole class, small group, or independently. A record sheet is included which helps to make this a great center activity. This is a great tool for remediation and differentiation.
You can use a few of the words to model how to clap the number of syllables and then demonstrate placement of the fish on the appropriate fish bowl. My students say a word and clap its parts. The number of claps determines the number of syllables.
If your students are not ready for multi-syllabic words you can just use the 1 syllable sort mat and the 1 syllable fish cards. Throw in some of the 2 syllable fish cards as distractors. Then add the 2 syllable fish cards when they are ready. Do the same when they have reached the 3 syllable sort level and the 4 syllable sort level..