Lesson Planning of Syllables-I
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Find out how many syllables a word has.
Information for Teachers
- Syllable is a group of letters that has one vowel sound in it. It is the sound of a vowel (a, e, I, o, u) that is created when pronouncing a word. The number of times that you hear the sound of a vowel (a, e, I, o, u) in a word is equal to the number of syllables the word has.
- One syllable has only one vowel sound in it, as;
- Cake-has 1 syllable (one vowel sound)
- Eat- has 1 syllable
- Cheese- has 1 syllable
- Eating-has two syllable (eat-ing) =two vowel sounds.
- Chicken –has two syllable (chick – en) – two vowel sounds
- Worrying –has three syllables (wor-ry-ing) = Three vowel sounds
How to find syllables:
- Count the number of vowels (a, e, I, o, u, and sometimes y) in the word.
- Subtract any silent vowels (like the silent e’ at the end of a word).
- Subtract 1 vowel from every diphthong ( A diphthong is when two vowels make only 1 sound (oi, oy, ou, ow, au, aw,….)
- The number you are left with should be the number of vowel sounds in the word.
Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, textbook
- Ask the students to stand up and make a big circle in the classroom. Then ask them to say their name in easy parts, one by one with the beat of claps. Like Shah-zeb with two claps.
- After completing all the names on claps, ask them to go back to their seats.
- Now ask some students how they divided their names in parts.
- Introduce syllables with the help of information for the teachers.
- Also see the information given in textbook about syllables and explain to students.
Sum up/ Conclusion
- Ask the students which new word they have learnt with the help of the syllables. Ask them to say the word and tell the number of syllables.
- Make a test/worksheet or do it on the board for the assessment. Take words from the book.
- monkey 2 claps = 2 syllables
- forever 3 claps =3 syllables
- Directions: read each word as you clap the syllables.
- write the number of syllables each has
- Monster ___________
- Basket ___________
- Strawberry ________
- Rabbit ____________
- Basketball _________
- Sister _____________
- Winter ____________
- Family ____________
- Candy ____________
- Understand _________
- Popcorn ____________
- Jump ______________
- Football ____________
- Reading ____________
- Playground _________
- Elephant ___________
- Fan _______________
- Find the exercises related to the topic in the textbook.
- Students must do the exercise in the notebook or on the textbook.
- Find three words having one-syllable; three words having two-syllables and three words having three syllables.