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 fall-themed syllable counting lesson to teach syllables for second graders. Read on to get your copy of our Scarecrow Syllables for Second Graders activity!
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Scarecrow Syllables for Second Grade Activity
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This printable language arts pack includes 20 second-grade vocabulary words, a full answer key, and a set of instructions.
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 product uses typical second-grade vocabulary words, including:
- And 12 more!
How to Use This Scarecrow Syllables for Second Grade Activity
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