This huge pack includes all the games, flashcards and assessment tasks you will need for teaching the concept of syllables.
Included in the pack is...
- SYLLABLE RAINBOWS
Students will sort picture cards according to the number of syllables in the word. They then place the picture card on the correct rainbow (according to the number written in the cloud). The rainbows are numbered for 1-4 syllables.There are 12 different picture cards available for each number of syllable so a few children can work on the same number without doubling the pictures up. You may even like to attach velcro dots to the picture cards and in the spaces on the rainbow to stop them sliding about.
- SYLLABLE BINGO
Students will practise breaking words into syllables (an important pre-reading skill) with this syllable bingo game. There are 2 versions available, each with 6 different game boards. Version 1 has pictures on the board. Students will be shown/select a number card and will then look on their game board for a word with that number of syllables. Version 2 has numbers on the board. Students will select or be shown a card with a picture on it. After breaking the word into syllables they then place a counter on the matching number on their board. The winner is the first person to get three in a row.
- SHIVER ME SYLLABLES
This a fun game that incorporates syllables and counting on a tens frame. Each student has a treasure chest template and 10 gold coins. They take turns pulling out a picture card and sounding out the syllables. For each syllable they are able to place a gold coin into their treasure chest tens frame. They keep playing until someone fills their treasure chest. They are the winner! Also included is a 15 frame if you would like more spaces for coins.
- SYLLABLE ODD ONE OUT
In this game students will carefully select the picture which does not have the same number of syllables. They may then place a counter over the top, or could place a peg onto the card - this would also assist in developing their fine motor skills. Each game card features four pictures, three of which have the same number of syllables. Syllables range from 1-4
- SYLLABLE SEGMENTATION CARDS
Picture flashcards with a visual prompt identifying the number of syllables in each word. Before each transitions the students will be shown a card, they will then have to tap the syllables of the word on their body. I find that body taps are much easier for the students to do as compared to hand claps - sometimes the claps continue long after the word has ended! For those of you who are wondering, body taps work like this: 1 syllable - tap head, 2 syllables - tap head, shoulders, 3 syllables - tap head, shoulders, hips, 4 syllables - tap head, shoulders, hips and knees.
- SYLLABLE SHOP
This is a fun small group game to play when practising the phonological awareness skill of breaking words into syllables. Included in this resource is: 4 shops, 6 cards for 1/2/3/4 syllable words, a page of blank gold coins, a page of numbered coins (1-4). There are 4 different shops - each can hold 6 different items. We suggest you mix the items up in each shop so that it isn't obvious to the students where to get a 2 syllable item from (for example). Once you have set the shops up each child will need a little shopping bag (I used a treat bag from the party section) and some gold coins. Instead of using the printable coins we think some play coins would be more fun, and let's be honest cutting out all those little circles is not our idea of fun! To play each child will take turns selecting an item from a shop, working out how many beats/syllables are in the word and then paying the teacher that amount of coins.
- COUNT THE SYLLABLES
This activity works well in small group rotations. To play each student selects a card and breaks the word into syllables. I like to have them tap the syllables out on their body (head, shoulders, hips, knees). Once they have done this use pegs to clip onto each square (2 syllables = 2 pegs etc). You may also like to use little gems and place them in each square. There are 12 of each syllable group available (1-3 syllables), 36 cards in total.
- SYLLABLE CLIP CARDS
These syllable clip cards are a quick and easy way to practise hearing the "beats" in words. Simply say the word, clap/tap/use blocks to break the word up, count the beats and then use a peg to clip onto the matching number. There are 40 different cards featuring 1-3 beats. A great addition to your literacy rotations (tip ~ run through any of the images which may trick the students eg cucumber)
- SYLLABLE ASSESSMENT
Use this activity to assess a student's ability to hear and identify 1 to 4 syllables in words. In this task students are asked to identify the number of syllables in each picture and glue it into the right column. The columns have both dots and numbers at the top to help students. At the top of the page is a simple description of the activity and an explanation of why hearing syllables is important. At the bottom is a simple assessment where the teacher can tick if students can complete the task independently, with some assistance, or with lots of help and modelling. Keep it on A4 or print it on A3 to place in the student's portfolio. If you are unable to print the pictures in colour you may like the print them on coloured card or have students colour them in.