Lesson 1: When students are able to identify syllables in words, they are able to divide the word into smaller word parts or syllables which then makes larger words more manageable to read. With teacher guided instruction and modeling students complete the notes to support long term memory of how to identify syllables in words. The notes support common core and AVID formatted notes. They include an essential question, guiding questions, examples, and a summary. A teacher key and two versions of student notes are included for differentiation (a scaffolded version for students who would benefit from sentence frames and a blank format for more independent students). The notes can be placed into a binder an reviewed as often as needed.
Lesson 2: These notes are in the same format as Lesson 1. When students understand the difference between a closed and open syllable they are able to determine whether a vowel has short or long sound. This then helps determine the correct pronunciation of the word.
*Identifying syllable notes (key, scaffolded notes, independent
*Closed/open syllable notes (key, scaffolded notes, independent
*RF 3.3c, RF 4.3a, RF 5.3a