Types of Syllables – Targeted Instruction for Small Groups + Intervention


Booklets that teach key phonics principles during small groups. Learn the how and why behind the patterns in different syllable types, then practice independently and with a partner.

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These booklets provide targeted instruction for syllable types for your upper elementary students. These booklets use a variety of words (single-syllable and multisyllabic) to teach and provide practice for the six types of syllables. Students will learn the different syllables and the WHY behind them and will explore and practice the pattern through a mini-lesson, independent practice, and a partner game.

Each Booklet Has:

  • A mini-lesson for the teacher that breaks down the rationale for the short vowels pattern, plus linguistic connections
    • Syllable Type Rationale Example: One type of syllable is called consonant + le. This type of syllable has one consonant followed by the letters –le. This syllable cannot stand alone. It always comes after another syllable. It’s often called the final stable syllable.
  • I Do, We Do, You Do portion of the mini-lesson
  • “Word Exploration” Activity
  • Independent Practice
  • “Mystery Word” Activity
  • Mini Board Game
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Check out these booklets for targeted instructions on short and long vowel phonemic patterns.
For more tips on how to teach phonics, check out Why I Used to Suck at Teaching Phonics.

Included In This Resource:

  • Teacher Guide
  • Six Types of Syllables Booklets (one for each of the syllable types: closed syllables, open syllables, magic e, vowel teams, r-controlled, and consonant + le
  • Answer Key
  • Note: This resource comes as a printable PDF. It is not digital. It is not editable.

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Types of Syllables – Targeted Instruction for Small Groups + Intervention


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