Syllable Division Reading Strategy: Syllable Sammy

Brenda Tejeda
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1st - 2nd
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Do your kids get to a big word and just give up or start guessing?

Once kids know how to read CVC and CVCE words, they can learn how to divide and read VCCV words, like rabbit and mitten.

Learning about syllable types and division is such a game-changer with decoding. Kids can feel more confident with reading multisyllabic words once they learn some simple steps to divide syllables.

PLUS, who wouldn't be excited when they can KARATE-CHOP words to divide the syllables? I am so excited to finally introduce Syllable Sammy!

Syllable Sammy is here to teach kids how to karate-chop multisyllabic words into smaller parts that are easier to read. THIS PACK IS DESIGNED FOR 1ST GRADE, but can also be used in 2nd grade. It includes syllable division activities for VCCV words, including the following syllable types:

  • Closed CVC
  • Closed with Blends and Digraphs
  • VCE
  • AR/OR


✔ ***NEW*** Just added: DIGITAL Google Slides activities! SIX engaging activities to practice!

Lesson Plan, including Common Core Standards

✔ Interactive PowerPoint Presentation (see preview for sample slides) that breaks down syllable division into easy-to-follow steps

✔ Syllable Sammy strategy poster

Certificates, Strategy Sticks

Decodable book- 3 levels

✔ Syllable Pocket Chart Puzzles

Hidden Pictures- kids read the words and find the hidden pictures that match

40 Skill Cards

Syllable Mazes

Nonsense Word Fluency Strips

Syllable Types Posters

Syllable Practice Pages

Spin-a-word game (color and B&W)

❤️Must see preview for a better picture!

Click for other strategy packs:

Chunky Monkey Reading Strategy Pack

Lips the Fish Reading Strategy Pack

Stretchy Snake Reading Strategy Pack

Flippy Dolphin Reading Strategy

Eagle Eye Reading Strategy Pack

For the bundle including all 6 strategy packs PLUS bonus material, click here:

Reading Strategy Bundle: 6 packs in one plus bonus review pack


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