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Multisyllabic Puzzle

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Activity Type: Introduce
Activity Form: Standard
Grade: 2, 3
Group Size: Small Group
Length: 10 minutes
Materials: Sentence strips, scissors, markers, plastic bags,
Goal: Students will be able to decode multisyllabic words by using puzzle pieces.
Items: Multisyllabic words

[edit] What to do

  1. The teacher will give the students 3-4 unknown multisyllabic words from the reading selection.
  2. The students will write the words on separate sentence strips.
  3. The students will use a dictionary to identify the syllables in each word.
  4. Using scissors, the students will cut the words into the correct syllables.
  5. The students will mix up the word parts in a plastic bag.
  6. The teacher will say the words and the students will put the correct word parts together to make the word.
  7. The students will sound out the word parts as they are completing their word.


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D. Peters and E. Wright