This week, to take a break and review, the children worked in pairs to divide words into syllables. The children will work with syllables for the next several years and it really helps with decoding in reading and also helps with spelling. A syllable by definition is a unit of pronunciation that creates one part of a word or the whole word that has a vowel and may contain consonants. Making sure the children understand the definitions of words really helps them to not only have a better understanding, but it makes it easier to know what they’re doing and searching for. It was a nice change of pace, and the kids love working in pairs and small groups.

Susannah Joyce