Lesson Plan of Syllables
English Grade IV
Students’ Learning Outcomes
· Tell how many syllables each word has.
Information for Teachers
· A syllable is the sound of a vowel (A, E, I, O, U) that is formed when uttering the letters A, E, I, O, U, or Y. The letter “Y” is a vowel only if it creates an A, E, I, O, or U sound.
· Definition: Syllable is a group of letters that has one vowel sound in it.
· Syllables: Each beat in the word is a syllable. (The times a word breaks into parts while pronouncing it).
· Say the word dinosaur and count the beats as you say the words- di/no/saur. This word has three syllables; the word princess- prin/cess has two syllables.
· Students have learnt this concept in previous class recap must be done.
· Words are broken into syllables i.e. smaller units of sounds.
· Each syllable must have a vowel sound in it. E.g. tri/an/gle, sen/ten/ces.
· Syllables help us pronounce and spell words by breaking them into smaller chunks.
· Some words are monosyllables (that is they have only one syllable sound e.g. ‘girl’.
· Some longer words are multi syllable (that is they have more than one syllables) e.g. ‘ta/ble’.
· Put a slash (/) after each syllable.
· Remember: in English language words are pronounced according to the sounds of vowels and consonants, not the letters.
Material / Resources
Chalk/marker, board, mirror, basket filled with word strips (sample of word strips is provided at the end of the lesson plan. Cut out the strips before the ‘__’sign. A sample has been done for you. Make your own word strips first and then cut out. Don’t cut from here). A table of syllables, worksheet
Worm up activity
· Practice the vowel sounds with students.
· Pronounce and write one syllable words on board. E.g. one.
· Ask the students to give more words and add them in the list
· Pronounce two syllable words and clap at each syllable.
· Ask the students to name two syllable words from the classroom. E.g. class/room, era/ser, rub/ber.
· Brainstorm with the students to come up with a list of two syllable words.
· Ask the students to pronounce the word clapping at each syllable.
· Say the word again and clap for each syllable.
· Brainstorm with students to come up with a list of three syllable words.
· Ask “How many syllables does it have, one, two or three?”
· As the students respond, ask others to correct it.
· Say, “Now let’s all say the word and clap at the syllables for it”.
· Brainstorm with the students to come up with a list of four syllable words.
· Continue the activity around the group until all the words are practiced.
· Paste already prepared chart given below of different syllable words on board.
· Ask the students one by one to tell the syllables with clap of hands.
· This will be good practice.
· Write the definition of syllable on board: Syllable is a group of letters having one vowel sound in it. E.g. ta/ble, cur/tain, win/dow).
· Ask the students to copy the definition and examples.
· Give worksheet 1 in groups of four students to find out the syllables of the given words.
· Give names to different groups like lion, butterfly etc.
· Ask them to write their group name on the worksheet.
· Monitor the students’ work in groups.
· Praise their work and past their worksheets in the students’ work corner.
Sum up / Conclusion
· See the students’ written work when they are doing.
· Assess the students’ understanding through their correct responses during activities.
· Students have copied the words in their notebooks. Ask the students to divide the words into syllables. Don’t forget to put slash between syllables.