Lesson Planning of Syllables-II
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Use a dictionary to find out how words are divided into syllables.
Information for Teachers
- Read and follow previous lesson about “syllable-1” before this.
- Understanding syllabication (a process of breaking words into syllables) helps students improve their spelling and reading proficiency. Students need prior knowledge of vowels and consonants and a good understanding of prefixes and suffixes before they ready to learn syllabication. They must also know the difference between long and short vowels sounds.
- Use a dictionary that shows the syllabication of words. Have dictionaries available in the classroom so that students may check their own work.
Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, textbook, English dictionary, chart
- Select any 10 words from the textbook for this activity. Ask students to stand up. Call out a word and repeat the word and jump in the air with each syllable. For example, students would jump once when they hear the word “car” and three times when they hear the word “hospital”. Give students a chance to lead the class in the activity once they understand it.
- Then ask them how they can check whether the number of syllables is wrong or right.
- Show them this example on a chart or write it on the board. In this example, “dictionary” is shown with syllables, divided with hyphens. This image has been taken from http://www.merriam-webster.com. It is an online dictionary.
Sum up/ Conclusion
- Discuss, how does dictionaries help us?
- Conclude the lesson by repeating main points of the lesson planning.
- Find the exercises related to the topic in the textbook.
- Students must do the exercise in the notebook or on the textbook
- Maintain and improve students` habit of using a dictionary.