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Counting Syllables, Strong and Weak

First, a guide to a quick, multisensory lesson on syllable counting. Starting with the definition of a syllable and working through a variety of techniques to ensure syllable-awareness for all learners.

Moving swiftly on, the presentation turns to the wonderful and frightening world of syllable emphasis. So many higher order spelling rules rely on awareness of syllable emphasis, yet teaching how that awareness can be daunting.

drumThis topic provides two simple techniques for identifying strong and weak syllables so that even the shyest enunciators can become experts in no time.

Resources: worksheet, example lesson, wordlist

Duration: 90 mins

Suitable for all year levels

Further reading


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