It’s time for another entry in our second-grade activity series! This week, we’re talking about how to help second graders count and identify syllables in common words.
With Pooh, we use the typical “clap it out” method to count syllables. So we’ll have him say a word and then for each sound he hears, he claps his hands. For example, when he says the word “amazing”, he’ll end up clapping three times: A-MAZ-ING. That helps him see that there are three syllables in the word.
To reinforce syllable identification skills, I made a fun scarecrow-themed pack to teach syllables for second graders! Read on to get your copy!
Scarecrow Syllables for Second Grade
This printable language arts pack includes 20 second-grade vocabulary words and instructions. Your kids can sound out the words, count the syllables, and then draw lines to match the words with the correct number of scarecrows to show the right number of syllables.
The pack uses typical second-grade vocabulary words, including:
- And 12 more!
Before we got started with the lesson, I asked Pooh if he knew what syllables were. His response: “Oh yeah, I learned that in school.” Me: “Really? What are they?” Him: “They’re all the letters in a word.”
He was really serious about that explanation.
After we talked about what syllables really were, we tried matching up the words with the right number of scarecrows.
The “clap it out” method worked beautifully!
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Check out the other scarecrow-themed posts from the 2nd Grade Blogging Team!
Free Scarecrow Expanded Form Memory Game from Life Over C’s
Make a Scarecrow Literacy Game from Planet Smarty Pants
Scarecrow Measures from Crafty Kids at Home
Scarecrow Silhouette Art Project from School Time Snippets
Scarecrow Compound Word Match Game from Creative Family Fun
Scarecrow Place Value Math from Sugar Aunts
Scarecrow Craft with Landscape from Sallie Borrink Learning