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Syllable Sorter
Sort Words by Syllable Count

Prerequisite Skill

None Assigned

Materials and Preparation

  • Guided Practice Worksheet: "Sort Words by Syllable Count" 

  • Independent Practice Worksheet: "Sort Words by Syllable Count"

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to sort words based on their syllable count.

Introduction (5 minutes)

Begin the lesson by asking students to listen to different words and then sort them by the number of syllables. Emphasize the importance of understanding that words are made up of syllables, each with one vowel sound.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling (10 minutes)

Present an example question: "Listen to each word. Then, sort by the number of syllables. For example, rat and cookie." Demonstrate the key idea that words can be broken into syllables by using the clapping technique. Model the sorting process for the word "hamburger" with 3 syllables. Provide additional examples by sorting the words "rat" with 1 syllable and "cookie" with 2 syllables.

Guided Practice (5 minutes)

Distribute the Guided Practice Worksheet: "Sort Words by Syllable Count." In pairs or groups, students will circle the words and then sort them based on their syllable count. Provide guidance and support as needed.

Independent Practice (10 minutes)

Distribute the Independent Practice Worksheet: "Sort Words by Syllable Count." Students will work individually to sort the words based on their syllable count. Monitor for misconceptions and provide intervention as necessary.

Differentiation

Support

Provide additional support by offering one-on-one assistance to students who may struggle with sorting words by syllable count.

Extension

Challenge advanced students by introducing longer words and encouraging them to create their own word sets for sorting.

Assessment (5 minutes)

Evaluate student understanding through their participation in guided and independent practice, completion of worksheets, and performance on the exit ticket.

Review and closing (5 minutes)

Summarize the lesson by emphasizing the skill of sorting words by syllable count and its importance in developing phonological awareness.

Misconceptions

Be aware that students may confuse the number of sounds with the number of syllables. Reinforce the concept that each syllable has one vowel sound.

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