S’more Syllable Fun – Use Your Jaw!
Yep! Your jaw will not tell a lie. It will not allow you to over pronounce blends making them into syllables.
The idea is simple. Every syllable has a vowel. Your jaw drops on vowels.The process of finding syllables this way is EASY. Just place your hand lightly below your jaw and say the word. Each time your jaw drops, you have a syllable. Count how many times your jaw drops and VOILA!
Teaching kids how to break words into syllables is an important part of teaching kids to spell unknown words. If they know the basic rules of syllabication and understand that each syllable has a vowel, they will find great empowerment in spelling unknown words.
Identifying syllables accurately will lead to better usage of blends without adding those extra vowels where there should be none.
The ultimate goal is to be able to apply these skills to correctly sounding out new words seen when reading text, writing/spelling unfamiliar words and, well using them in an everyday environment. The Mastery Stories in S’more Syllable Fun! are perfect for proving those skills have been cemented. They provide the kiddos with an opportunity to not only practice their reading fluency and comprehension skills, but decode, write and utilize their syllabication knowledge as well!