Reflection: Complex Tasks Diving Large Words Using Syllable Dividing Rules - Section 4: Guided Practice

 

This is a hard skill for students to master.  I did this lesson with my highest readers.  On the first day, I just wanted to cry I was so frustrated.  Then I thought about what this task entailed.  The students needed a firm foundation on what the six syllable types were.  They also needed to understand what the syllable dividing rules were in order to understand how to cut their word.  Finally, they needed to know how to pronounce the syllable based on what the syllable type was.  That's a lot!  Once I had thought about it, I understood that it might take more than one week to accomplish this skill.  I videoed their work over the course of the week.  By Day 4, they were understanding how to divide a word by syllables and how to pronounce the syllables much better than the beginning of the week.  If you watch the videos, you'll be able to see their improvement.  This lesson has made such a difference in how my students problem solve with both decoding and spelling.

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Diving Large Words Using Syllable Dividing Rules

Unit 17: Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Lessons
Lesson 12 of 12

Objective: SWBAT decode and spell words based on the rules of syllable dividing.

Big Idea: Hang on to your hats! This is a lesson that will significantly impact students for the rest of their lives if they can master this lesson.

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