This is a wonderful multisensory syllable division activity. My students enjoy it and it is very effective in teaching syllable division pattern one (vc/cv). Your students will actually cut (with scissors) words into syllables!
To prepare the lesson you simply print out the strips and cut them into individual words. Each student will need two different color markers or highlighters and a pair of scissors.
I've included 4 pages of words with two closed syllables and two pages of words with one closed and one silent e syllable. This is more than enough to teach this lesson! I usually do no more than 10 per level. All words follow syllable division pattern one (vc/cv). I've also included a 'words in columns" recording sheet and a direction label to use if you send any strips home for homework.
This activity works very well with older struggling readers. I've also used it with small groups of first and second graders. This activity fits in very well in a Orton Gillingham style lesson.
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Two and three closed syllable packet
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