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     Students’ Learning Outcomes

·                  Tell how many syllables each word has.





  Information for Teacher

·        Syllables is the smallest part of a sound in a word (The times a word breaks into parts while pronouncing it). Say the word ‘dinosaur’ and count the beats as you say the word –di/ no/ Saur. This word has three syllables.
·         Definition:  A syllable is a group of letters having only one vowel sound in it.
·         Additional worksheet, for teacher’s reference and students’ reinforcement revision of the topic is attached at the end of the lesson.
·         What is a Syllable?
Every syllable has a vowel.
·         A syllable is a single unit of written or spoken word, an unbroken sound used to make up words                                                                                                                             One syllable words known as monosyllabic:
Cat, dog, car, sky.
·         Two syllables words known as disyllabic:
Ho-tel, Po-em, Chor-us.
·         Three syllables words known as trisyllabic:
·         Beau-ti-ful, met-a-phor, po-e-try.
·         More than three syllables words known as polysyllabic:
·         Ox-y-mor-on.
·         Any one of the parts into which a word is naturally divided when it is pronounce.
·             The word “doctor” has two syllables.
·             “Doctor” is a two-syllable word.
·             The first syllable of the word “doctor” is given stress.
·         Words with two or more syllables can also have an open syllable pattern.
·         While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also use the textbook where required.

                         Material / Resources

                     Board, chalk, markers, attached worksheet

        Worm up Activity

·         Recap the previous lesson:  Make words having ‘ow’ sound in them.
(Answer : cow, wow, now, say good/ very good if the answer are correct)
·         List words having ‘oy’ sound in them.
(Answer : boy, toy, joy). Encourage the students by well done, great, very good, etc.
·         Ask the Students : can the word ‘cow’ be broken and pronounced in two parts?
(Answer : no as it has only one vowel sound in it).
·         Say aloud ‘pencil’
·         Ask the students, “Can the word pencil be broken or pronounced in paudes?”
(Answer : Yes).
·         How many pauses does the word ‘pencil’ have when we say it aloud?
(Answer : pen/cil)

           Activity 1

·         Write 5 words on the writing board : picture, hit, magnet, sister, melon, mat, present.
·         Ask the students to work in pairs for five minutes and discuss how many pauses/beats the words written on the writing board have. Ask the students to do the drill with each other aloud.
·         After five minutes, break the words in parts.
·         (like : pi/ture, mag/net, sis/ter, me/lon, pre/sent, mat, fast, hit).
·         Mat, fast, hit are one syllable words. Picture, magnet, sister, melon and present are two syllable. words.
·         Write the definition of syllable on the board: (Syllable: Group of letters having one vowel sound in it).
·         Ask the students to copy the definition of syllable and the words with syllable divion in their notebooks.
                                    Sum up / Conclusion
·         Tell the students that they have learnt how to break words into syllables. They must pronounce a word, identify the syllables and then divide them
·         Give them some new words and ask them to separate the syllables for extra practice.
·         Do this as a class activity.
·         Ask the students to tell the number of syllables each word has :
Cow, wow, now (one syllable words) boy, joy, toy (one syllable) garden, copy, rocky ( 2 syllables words).
·         Involve the students in solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit / chapter.
·         Write the number of syllables in each word. First one has been done.
0.            Garden        =         gar/den
1.             Copy           =
2.             Story           =
3.             Lorry           =
4.             Student      =
5.             Discussion =
6.             Discovery  =

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