This is the strategy we teach our second graders to use when decoding and writing multisyllable words.
1. Spot the vowels. Look for 2-letter vowels (like ea, ow, ie). Each syllable has a vowel, so the number of vowels = the number of syllables.
2. Do the vowel bump. Look at the first vowel. Is it next to 1 consonant or 2? If 2, there's one for me and one for you. If 1, I get none. Circle the first syllable.
3. Read each syllable, then say the word.
4. Think: is this a word I know? Does it make sense? If not, try a different vowel sound, use the sentence around it, or ask a friend/teacher for help.
I print these posters on cardstock and have them laminated so I can post these in the room. We use this for reading, writing, and spelling.
The fonts are my own.
The background is from Mad Clips Factory