Lesson Plan of Multi-Syllables
English Grade V
Students’ Learning Outcomes
· What are multi-syllable?
· Write multi-syllable words with correct spellings.
Information for Teachers
· Syllable is the smallest unit of sound in word.
· Each syllable is formed with the blending of a vowel sound: a, e, I, o, u and consonant sounds.
· Syllables help in breaking words into smaller units for ease of spelling and pronunciation.
· Monosyllabic words: There are single syllable words e.g. cat, dog, etc.
· Di-syllabic: There are double syllable words that are called di-syllabic words e.g. ho/ly, cre/scent, bas/ball, cup/cake, hap/en, den/tist, etc.
· Multi- Syllable: the words having three or more syllable words are called multi- syllable words such as cong/ra/tu/la/tion/s, im/pres/sive, im/ag /in, hel/i/cop/ter, etc.
· Multisyllabic words may have more than one syllable that receive secondary stress.
· (/) slash: Introduce slash to (/) tell the students that this sign is used to separate two things/items.
· Dictation of 8 – 10 words is a suitable limit for a session.
· Decrease the number to 7 – 8 if the words are very long/complex with complex vowel sounds.
· Students need not be able to count or identify syllables.
· They only need to know how to spell the words.
Material / Resources
Chalk/marker, list of two/three and four syllable words from students’ textbook or any familiar text
Worm up activity
· Say the word ‘recognize’.
· Ask students to follow the sounds and try to spell it.
· Once they do, tell them to now spell ‘recognizable’
· Then tell them to add a few more letters to make it ‘unrecognizable’
· Tell students that long words seem difficult, but they are easy to spell if you break them down into smaller parts.
· Ask students to generate a list of short words, then a list of long words from their textbooks.
· Ask students to repeat a series of words you say.
· Write the following words on the board.
· Ask the students to come to the board and complete these words:
unhap _ y, parti _ul_rly, s_meb_dy, or_gi_al_y, b_d, me_ciful, fl_wer, p_litic_an.
Unhappy, particularly, somebody, originally, bad (bed, bud, bid), merciful, flower, politician
· Ask students to find 15 words and ensure that they are words that have spellings difficult to learn, each one with a minimum of 8 letters of alphabet
· Give your own list of 15 words that you want them to know spellings of.
· Write the words on the board and ask students to learn spellings.
· Rub the board and ask the students to open their copies and get ready for dictation.
· Dictate the words at least twice.
Sum up / Conclusion
· Repeat how long words can be broken down into smaller words to spell them.
· Repeat how we can use phonics to guide us to spell a word.
· Write the dictation words on the board and ask the students to do self-correction.
· Take rounds in the class and ask the students about their scores.
· Ask the students to find five multiple syllable words from their English textbook.