Teacher Tip Tuesday- Syllables

Thank you for coming back for this week’s Teacher Tip Tuesday- Syllables. It is short and oh-so-sweet. As always, the tips I provide on here are from my own knowledge and experience as a first-grade teacher. Please feel free to comment below if you have any ideas or thoughts you would like to share. Remember, we are better together <3

I am guilty of assigning homework that baffles the parents. As a teacher, I often forget that we have our own secret lingo and use about a million different acronyms. Like writing a SLO with a SMART Goal to share at a PPT. (Insert confused emoji here. ) We’re great at explaining things to children, but when it comes to adults, we just assume they speak elementary school. Let me say this, elementary school isn’t the same as it was when we were kiddos. Information is presented in a different way, and students have a lot more choice over how they demonstrate their understanding.

Understanding What a Syllable Is

In a nutshell, syllables are small word parts that are made up of individual sounds. Every syllable has one vowel sound. It is important concept for young readers and writers to understand. Hence, the reason we spend years reviewing syllable types in school.

Different Syllable Types

If you watched my IGTV this morning, I reviewed the 6 different syllable types and gave some examples. You can download the PDF below and print for your reference.

Before you go, don’t forget to check out my other tips from this month- Summer Writing and No Prep Math Games.

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