Reflection: Complex Tasks They Open & Close - Flowers & Syllables - Section 5: Students Take a Turn


The students seemed to understand the idea of syllables and the concept of 'open' and 'closed'. I will use these ideas in our spelling lessons, as well as prompts for writing words. 

We had some teachable moments in today's lessons that provide a preview into future skills. There was an opportunity to mention the idea of 'prefixes', 'suffixes' and 'root words', although we have not really touched on that. Here's an example of how I explained about finding words inside words. I think it's important to use authentic vocabulary (root word, suffix and prefix), even if you're not teaching that concept at the time. Some students can pick up on that vocabulary and make inferences about the meaning immediately. Most kids will need direct instruction on those skills, which we will do in a future lesson.


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They Open & Close - Flowers & Syllables

Unit 8: Vocabulary within Informational Text
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with open and closed syllables.

Big Idea: How do you read those words? Look for open and closed syllables!

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Reading, Nonfiction (Reading), 2nd Grade, informational text, spelling, syllables
  55 minutes
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