Lesson Plan

Healthy Adventures: Practicing Syllables

Clap along to pictures of vegetable-themed cartoons as your students learn about phonological awareness. Get ready to "chop" up words as you prepare them to be served.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to correctly identify the amount of syllables in multiple words.


(10 minutes)
  • Begin the lesson by discussing syllables, or a section of a word with one vowel sound. Use classroom examples such as pen-cil and pa-per, and have the students clap out these words together (one syllable per clap).
  • As a group, have students jump one at a time for every syllable in their name. For example, Juliana would jump four times.
  • Have each student select a vegetable to keep in their minds.
  • Sing the "Jump Up and Down" song with one student in the middle, jumping up and down. Direct the middle student to sing a song. For example: If your name is carrot, jump up and down, jump up and down, jump up and down. If your name is carrot, jump up and down, now sit right back down.
  • If the students chose a carrot, have them sit down. Repeat this song a few times with several different people in the middle singing about different vegetables.