Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

Sort words by the number of syllables

Blending and Segmenting, Blends, Decoding and Encoding, Phonics games, Early reading, Handwriting practice, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade

Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

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overview

Syllables are like the 'beats' of spoken language. The number of syllables in a word is equal to the number of times you hear a vowel sound in the word. 

Download our Sort by the number of syllables activity below. 

Explain what syllables are and how to count them. Say the word aloud and then segment and count the syllables in the word. Pronounce each syllable separately and repeat all together. Sort the words by the number of syllables. Can you think of any words with 4 syllables? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.


Common Core alignment: 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.D Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.

EXAMPLE

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The word egg has only one syllable (egg). 
The word watermelon has four syllables (wa-ter-mel-on).

Activities

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sample pack

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Deep dive

Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among kindergarteners and first graders. 

To find out more, read our Deep Dive into Phonics report. This report provides an easy-to-understand overview of phonics and phonemic awareness - why they are important and how they are taught in the classroom - and explains all the relevant terminology. It's perfect for sharing with colleagues, friends, and to Google Classroom! 

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