Lesson Planning of Syllables in English

Lesson Planning of Syllables-I

Subject English

Grade V

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;
  1. Cake-has 1 syllable (one vowel sound)
  2. Eat- has 1 syllable
  3. Cheese- has 1 syllable
  4. Eating-has two syllable (eat-ing) =two vowel sounds.
  5. Chicken –has two syllable (chick – en) – two vowel sounds
  6. 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.


Activity 1

  • Read the words in the box.
  • Count the syllables and write the words in the proper columns.






















1 syllable

2 syllables

2 syllables

1 syllable

3 syllables







Activity 2

  • Select all the new words from the lesson the students will do in the following day. Write the words on the writing board. Ask the students to read them with the help of syllables. Make corrections where needed.
  • They can also practice the words with the clap.



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.


  • Words are made up of syllables. Each syllable has a vowel sound. A fun way syllables is to clap as you read each word.
  • Examples:
  1. bat    1 clap         =1 syllables


  • 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
  1. Monster ___________
  2. Butterfly__________
  3. Cat______________
  4. Basket ___________
  5. Strawberry ________
  6. Rabbit ____________
  7. Basketball _________
  8. Sister _____________
  9. Winter ____________
  10. Family ____________
  11. Candy ____________
  12. Understand _________
  13. Popcorn ____________
  14. Jump ______________
  15. Football ____________
  16. Reading ____________
  17. Math______________
  18. Playground _________
  19. Elephant ___________
  20. Fan _______________


Follow up

  • 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.




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