I have two more weeks of school left and I've been working with some of my small groups on syllables, specifically, breaking words into syllables to spell a word correctly (or at least come closer). I always encourage my kids to break a word up into its syllables when spelling and I find that really helps them to be more accurate with spelling. To help with this skill, I made a syllable puzzle activity. You could use it as a center, or use it with a small group. I plan on using it this week with small groups so I can guide them along. Grab your copy by clicking on the picture below.
clip art by: Carrie; frames by Miss Tina; puzzles by scrappindoodles
There are 16 puzzle words like this one:
clipart by thistlegirldesigns
and a student sheet
I'll guide students to separate the beginning pieces from the middle and end. Then they can look at the picture clue and break the word into syllables aloud. Then they will look for the 2nd syllable (middle puzzle piece) and then the 3rd. Since there will be so many pieces, I'll probably do half the sheet at one time and the other at another time (or let them do the other half independently).
I'd love to hear what you think and how you practice this skill. Don't forget to check out Jena's blog too!