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:
· 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)
· 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 =