Lesson Plan

Lesson 13 - Multisyllabic Word Reading

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One- and two-syllable words may flow from the tongue with ease, but longer words, such as department and volcano, feel like tongue twisters. Scaffolded instruction explains how to break words into their individual syllables, and then uses printable syllables football and syllables squares games to help readers practice on their own.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Break up difficult words into syllables using lines to add a visual component to the decoding
  • Sing a familiar song, such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb," and add claps for the syllables in each word
Classroom Considerations
  • List of materials includes many items that require advance printing or preparation
  • 13th in the Word Recognition and Fluency series of 17 and covers multi-syllabic word reading
  • Uses visual and kinesthetic methods to introduce the concepts
  • Starts with simple words and moves to more advanced examples
  • Provides a limited selection of multi-syllabic words
Common Core