Syllable Types and Division Rules Introduction + Online Interactive Game Boards

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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66 pages
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Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach syllable division?

This evidence-based resource, aligned with the science of reading, gives an introduction to the six syllable types and the syllable division patterns to help students decode effectively by determining vowel sounds and how to attack multi-syllable words. There are also extension activities designed to support skill development including parts of speech, multiple meanings, synonyms, antonyms, and idioms.

In this 66 page, evidence-based packet, you receive instructional pages to teach the following skills:

  • What is a Syllable
  • Dividing Word Strategies
  • Closed Syllables
  • Rabbit Rule VC/C
  • Magic E Syllables
  • Reptile Rule VC/VCE
  • Open Syllables
  • Tiger Rule V/CV
  • Camel Rule VC/V
  • R-Controlled Syllables
  • Hornet Rule VR/CV
  • Consonant LE Syllables
  • Turtle Rule ../CLE
  • Vowel Pair Syllables
  • Lion Rule CV/VC
  • Answer Key

Presented with black and white and color printing options

  • 27 pages of black and white syllable division activities
  • 19 pages of color syllable division activities
  • 15-page answer key

The entire packet contains over 300 words to practice decoding using syllable division! Perfect for small groups or classroom-based instruction!

***Have students engage in additional review using the Syllable Division Games & Sorting activities!

Looking for more evidence-based phonics activities? See our Structured Phonics Activities.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
Decode multisyllable words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.


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