Are your students struggling with decoding long and short vowel sounds in basic words? If so, then Syllable Sort 1 is for you. It was created for students I teach who need a short, fun, easy to play, yet powerful learning tool to know the rules for determining how to pronounce the vowel in both one syllable, and later, multi-syllable words.
This 35-page packet includes ten game card sets for pairs or small groups to play, which means a class could all play at the same time. Each card set includes up to four types of syllables: closed syllables, open syllables, vowel teams and final e patterns. Vowels are color-coded-yellow for spoken, gray for silent. Card games will be printed two sided, with the outer side clearly describing the name of the game, the card set number and the types of syllables in the game.
Students can play in a variety of ways. The most fun way is Syllable Sort Game I. It is fast-paced, yet challenging, with surprise “turn of events” along the way. Students may also choose to play Concentration or simply work together to sort the words by types of syllables.
Included in the packet are easy-to-follow teacher instructions, master lists of the words in each set and also by vowels, classroom posters (8 ½ by 11) and small rule cards of the four types of syllables presented in the packet.
Students will quickly learn to watch for the type of syllable pattern to know how to pronounce the vowel/word correctly, while having fun in the process.
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