This is a great resource for teaching struggling readers to break up multisyllabic words. The students are asked to circle the vowels, then break up the words into syllables depending on the placement of the vowels. The rules are, always try to begin a syllable with a consonant, open syllables have a long vowel sound, and prefixes/suffixes stay in the same syllable. This is a great way for students to build confidence and their word attack skills as they learn how to decode multisyllabic words! This method of word attack has proven SO effective for my special ed and RTII kids, especially 2nd-4th grade, I greatly encourage taking the time the teach them how to decode rather than just drill and practice. Their fluency will increase as their confidence and word attack skills increase over time!