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Syllable Walk

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Activity Type: Build Accuracy
Activity Form: Standard
Grade: K, 1
Group Size: Small Group
Length: 10 minutes
Materials: A word list of one- and two-syllable words
Goal: Given a word, the student will be able to identify its syllables.
Items: Cat, dog, rat, hat, sat, fat, fog, shoe, nose, flag, house, pickle, window, better, makeup, pencil, and rainbow

What to do

  1. When you have prepared a word list, have your students get into small groups.
  2. Explain that you can break words into parts or syllables. The word syllable is a fancy word for part. All words have syllables. Some have one syllable, some have two, and some have even more.
  3. Some of the words we are going to talk about today have one part and some have two parts. I want you to take a step for each syllable you hear. Model taking one step for a one-syllable word. If I say the word cat, I only hear one part, so I take one big step forward. If I say the word pickle, I take two steps forward, one for pick and one for le.
  4. Say all the words on the list and have the students take steps for each syllable. If your class is large, you may want to have one student per group step forward at a time.
  5. You may wish to note any students who have difficulty in an Activity Log.

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