This is a great way to practice breaking words up into syllables.
- Cut a word out.
- Put pencil lines where the syllables are broken (example: bro/ken)
- Read word to teacher and tell what kind of syllables are in the word (example: bro/ken, “broken,” Open Syllable, Closed Syllable)
- Cut word into its syllables and place under correct heading.
In addition to the paper headings we also have a closed paper bag to represent the Closed Syllable, a toy convertible with the top open for Open Syllable, a tiny magician’s hat for magic e, etc… You can use whatever makes sense to represent the syllables.
Click on the following for Syllable Sort materials:
You may also want to include an “Ending” heading for various endings
Syllable Sort – Open, Closed, Magic e
Syllable Sort – Open, Closed, Magic e, regular Vowel Teams
Syllable Sort – Open, Closed, Magic e, regular Vowel Teams, Bossy r
Syllable Sort – Open, Closed, Vowel Teams, Bossy r, -cle