Lesson Plan

Sounding with Syllables

If your students need instruction in reading multisyllabic words with long vowel digraphs, then this lesson plan is for you! In this hands-on lesson, students will use manipulatives to break apart and read complex, multisyllabic words.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use knowledge of syllabication rules to divide and read multisyllabic words that contain vowel digraphs.


(5 minutes)
  • Ask students to share what strategies they can use to read words.
  • Tell the students that sometimes knowing certain spelling patterns can help us divide and read words that have multiple syllables (if necessary, remind students that syllables are the units in a word).
  • Tell the students that they will be learning how to read multisyllabic words with the vowel patterns of ea, ee, ai, oa, and ow.