Second graders, given 5 elephant words, divide the words into syllables by underlining the talking vowels, swooping, and pulling down consonants to find cutting pattern, and to explain that a single vowel represents the short vowel sound.
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Responding Syllables: Reading and Music
Shell Silverstein’s “Sick” provides an opportunity for kids to demonstrate their understanding of syllables and phonemes. The class creates a list of descriptive words used in the poem that have more than one syllable, and brainstorm how...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Minibook: Goldilocks and the Three Bears- A Retelling of the Traditional Tale
Put a new spin on the classic fairy tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" with this printable book. Offering an easy-to-follow repetitive story structure with simple one and two syllable words, this is an excellent resource for...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Spelling it Right - Syllables
How do young learners remember the spelling of new vocabulary words? Teach them this process to help them memorize the spelling: look, think, cover, write, and check. Encourage them to practice this during the day's activities. Are they...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
You Too Can Haiku: How to Write a Haiku
Students explore language arts by writing their own poems. In this haiku lesson, students investigate the Japanese culture and their beautiful music, poetry and art. Students count the syllables in every line of a haiku poem and write...
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts