Syllables

Any resource that uses syllables as a focus for decoding and/or spelling work.

This resource will help learners recognise words related to personal information. Learners will read, match, fill in the gaps and identify the number of syllables.

Level
Entry Level 1
M8
English
Syllables
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2a
ESOL Ww/E1.1b
ESOL Rw/E1.3b
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a Use basic sound-letter correspondence to sound out words
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols

This is a game to form new words using syllables.All these words have three parts to them and multiple words can be made using different parts in different order

I have used this with L1 and L2 learners and they love it. I let them work in groups – no more than 5 otherwise it gets a bit too busy and confusing.

You may need to have pre-taught some common prefixes and suffixes and rules; how prefixes never change the spelling of the root word they join, etc..

Level
Level 2
Level 1
English
Syllables
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
General
Dyslexia support

A nice introduction to using syllables to help with decoding and spelling.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Rw/E3.5
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Syllables
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Open and closed syllables and how they can help you with spelling.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Syllables
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling

Syllables Millionaire is a great PowerPoint game in the style of ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’, including embedded sound. Focuses on the use of syllables as a spelling aid – with graduated questions. The PPT file can easily be edited and used to check learning at the end of any literacy or numeracy topic that lends itself to a quiz format.

Please also download the PDF overview / help sheet below.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Syllables