1. All words have syllables. A word might have one, two, or even more
2. Reading has two syllables: read (clap)—ing (clap). Clap as you say
each syllable to demonstrate the breaking sound between syllables
(1)Red has one syllable: red (clap).
(2) Purple has two syllables: pur (clap)—ple(clap).”
4. Now you try. Clap your hands for each syllable in the word
Words to practice breaking into syllables
syllable (3) mice ( ) computer ( ) watermelon ( )
window ( ) truck ( ) paper ( ) chicken ( )
yellow ( ) toys ( ) elephant ( ) banana ( )
Let’s Break it Up!