Phonics Segmenting 46
3 Syllable Word Puzzles
This ELA center is perfect to use with high first grade or regular second grade students. Segmenting-chunking multi syllable words take a bit of practice for even the best of students. I use this with my second graders that have dyslexic tendencies. It can be used in a small group of students in a special ed class, speech therapy class, RTI, or in a regular room. It is easily set up to be used as a center.
There are 2 different sets of 23 picture words, making a total of 46 word puzzles for students to put together. A word placemat is included for students to use as they build words.Two different recording sheets are included as well as answer sheets. I feel it is great hands on practice for seeing syllables that have already been chunked/segmented. The picture clue is the hook for them to begin thinking of the letters needed to spell out each syllable. I find this center to be highly effective and fun for my students.
Preparation: Print on cardstock for durability or regular copy paper and laminate the puzzle pages. Paste the title page on a manila envelope. Next cut around the 3 puzzle shapes, staying in the middle of the black line when cutting the pieces apart. Then cut next to the black line when cutting the outside lines of the puzzle pieces. ( I put arrows on the marshmallow puzzle, page 2, to indicate what I mean.) To organize I sort the puzzles into 2 sets: A-W for first set and a-w for the last set. Then I sort the syllables into baggies labeled #1, #2, #3 for each of the two puzzle sets. For organizing, I keep each of the sets in a large baggie of their own, placing the syllable baggies and puzzle picture pieces inside. This keeps it all organized and makes for an easy set up and clean up for the students.
Directions: Using one set, place all the syllable cards on a table, keeping the syllables with #1 together in an area, and then the ones with #2 and #3 together in their space. Give each student in the center a recording sheet and a word building place mat.
Stack all the picture words in a pile so students can take a picture puzzle piece: (marshmallows) and then build the word by choosing from each of the 3 piles of syllables. Continue until all 25 puzzles are built, leaving each completed on the table. Then students can each fill out a recording sheet. This makes them look at all the words, not just the ones they build. I have them record by putting lines between the syllables because I think it helps to understand syllables and the chunking/segmenting part of decoding. And then I repeat this center using the second set of 25 pictures when I feel the students are ready on another day.
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