Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks


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What is syllabication?

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1. Where is the syllable break in the word 'snappy'?

2. Where is the syllable break in the word 'spider'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These interactive tools check your understanding of the process of syllabication. To do well on the quiz, you will need to know what syllabication is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you will be tested on:

  • Good starting point for teaching about syllabication
  • Syllable breaks in given words
  • Number of times students should clap for the word bulldozer when clapping syllables

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on syllabication
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of syllabication to teach reading and spelling
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about syllable breaks
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding clapping syllables

Additional Learning

Learn more in-depth information about this process with the accompanying lesson called Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks. It covers these objectives:

  • Explain the reasons for using syllabication
  • Provide the rules for syllabication
  • Describe the process of starting with names
  • Detail strategies beyond names