Today we started learning all about syllables.
Syllables are ways to split words into speech sounds. We naturally say words using syllables, but we don’t usually think about it until we need to separate the syllables for reading or spelling purposes.
When we learn to read, and as we encounter more difficult words, we may need to decode a word. You’ll often hear someone telling a reader to “sound it out” or “break the word into parts.” When we do this, breaking the word into syllables can help us read the word. Here are a few examples:
word- one syllable, word
spelling- two syllables, spell/ing
computer- three syllables, com/pu/ter
Breaking a word into syllables can also help when we learn to spell new words. tiger- two syllables, ti/ger
Have a look at the following games and videos on syllables for some extra practise!