Multisyllabic Word Practice - Syllable Types - Science of Reading w/ Digital

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This is a wonderful resource for my reading groups! We can tackle multisyllabic words in group and apply the strategies in other subjects.
This was a great addition to my collection of morphology resources. I used it in small group and in large group as well as intervention time.

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    Do your students have the basic phonics skills from the primary grades but still struggle to decode and read multisyllabic words? Or maybe they do have gaps in their phonics skills, and you are looking for a "mature" way to work on phonics skills?

    Teaching students the common syllable types in a systematic, explicit way will give them (and you!) a strategy to tackle multisyllabic words as they are reading more difficult texts.

    About the Multisyllabic Word Practice: Focus on Syllables

    This bundle contains systematic, targeted, explicit practice with multisyllabic words with a focus on syllabication by studying the 6 main syllable types.

    For each syllable type, there are 10+ pages (or sets if using the digital version) of explicit practice with multisyllabic words with the specific syllable type being studied (and a review of the previous ones already taught).

    Each set of practice includes:

    4 target multisyllabic words (2-3 syllables)

    The practice sections of each page are targeted in specific ways to help students segment the words into syllables and orthographically map those words.

    ***This bundle does NOT include passages or lesson plans. For syllable type passages with lesson plans and activities, click here.***

    About Each Practice Section:

    1. The first section requires the students to segment the words into syllables and then blend and read the words.

    2. The second section requires the students to do a little encoding, where they choose the missing syllable from choices. There are some distractors.

    3. The final section includes fluency practice where the students practice reading the same four words in the context of sentences.

    Sets Included:

    1. Closed Syllables

    2. Open Syllables

    3. Silent E Syllables

    4. Vowel Teams Syllables

    5. R Controlled Syllables

    6. Consonant + le Syllable

    7. Activities and Games for Practicing ALL Syllable Types

    ***This bundle does NOT include passages or lesson plans. For syllable type passages with lesson plans and activities, click here.***

    ***Printable and Digital Versions Included***

    About the Digital Multisyllabic Words Practice

    The digital version is designed in Google Slides. The content is the same as the printable version. However, it has been redesigned for optimal digital use.

    There are TWO digital versions for Section One:

    Version 1: Students retype the target word into syllables. All 4 words on a slide.

    Version 2: Students follow a scaffolded process to segment the word into syllables. One word per slide.

    A Note About Phonics Skills

    Students in 4th and 5th grade should have received all of the necessary phonics skills to be successful with these words. However, this is a great opportunity to notice any gaps in their phonics skills. While students are segmenting and blending the words, take note of any specific skills they may need more instruction on.

    Why Teach Syllable Types?

    Reason 1: Gives Students a Strategy for the Decoding Vowels

    Reason 2: Teaching through syllables is a "mature" way to reteach necessary phonics to struggling older readers.

    Reason 3: Gives students a strategy to decode longer words using their known phonics skills.

    A Word of Caution when Teaching Syllables

    Syllable types are not an exact science. There are always exceptions. However, when you are first introducing a syllable type to your students, it is important to use words that follow the type you are teaching. Try to avoid using exception words when first teaching a type. The words included in this practice were carefully selected to ensure they follow the syllable type being studied.

    Key Understandings Students Need:

    Here are some important understandings that students need to know before they complete the activities in this resource:

    • Students need to know what syllables are and how to determine how many there are in spoken words.

    • Students need to know that every syllable includes only one vowel sound.

    • Students need to know that a syllable can have multiple vowel letters that work together (or work with consonants) to produce one vowel sound.

    • Students need a basic understanding of how to divide words into syllables. Some programs use specific syllable patterns to teach students to break words into syllables. However, in order to lighten students’ mental load, a more flexible strategy is often used in the upper elementary grades. This resource uses a flexible strategy but feel free to add in your own division strategies.

    ***This bundle does NOT include passages or lesson plans. For syllable type passages with lesson plans and activities, click here.***

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