The Six Syllable Types for Older Students

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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81 pages
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Why teach the six syllable types to older students?

Many 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and even 5th graders struggle to read grade level texts. One reason can be a lack of phonics knowledge. Teaching the syllable types to older children can help them break up and read many multisyllabic words they encounter in the more complex texts they are expected to read. These activities are made to support learning the syllable types using more difficult words. Many of the words have two or more syllables, and may be a combination of syllable types.

Included in this resource:

-Seven syllable sorts, presented in the recommended order to teach to students.

-Six reading passages. Each passage highlights words of one syllable type. Each passage includes comprehension questions.

-Six Speed and Accuracy drills for practicing fluency.

-Six posters that define the syllable type and provide an example.

-Six spelling lists - one for each syllable type.

-Word lists for each syllable type to use as a resource for teaching and for creating spelling lists.

-36 Flash Cards for each Syllable Type

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81 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
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.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


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