Seven Rules for teaching syllabication
to the most advanced students and tutors!
This product is to be used for teaching advanced students and adults to decode multi-syllable words. It is the most advanced and most detailed information on syllable division out there in the O-G world. I learned this process in my training and practicum. I have not found this detailed of a description of the process in ANY Orton-Gillingham manual. The diamond is a visual image to help students remember the process of syllable division, I have provided a script for the teacher to use to follow the code in the diamond to help every student decode multi-syllable words. Before using the visual image, please read the helpful information in this packet about the process of teaching syllable division.
This resource is actually a manual for the tutor or homeschool teacher on how to teach syllabication. Each of the steps below are throughly explained in detail, with a script to use with students, and skills tests for the teacher to reinforce understanding.
First, teach syllable types. Next, teach syllable patterns and word construction. As an experienced Orton-Gillingham tutor, I believe we must teach our students that syllable types show us a pattern, and the patterns helps us read the word!
Then, teach seven rules for syllable division. According to Orton-Gillingham manuals, there are three specific rules of syllable division. But I have found that these three rules are not enough for a student to understand the decoding of complex multi-syllable words. There are more than three word patterns for each syllable division rule, such as VC/CCV and V/V, and students need a process and a memory strategy for syllabication rules and strategies.
Finally, practice skills with complex nonsense multi-syllable words.
Using this manual, you will learn the best way to teach your advanced students to read complex multi-syllable words, and you can be confident as a tutor that you understand syllabication thoroughly for your self!