1. Overview

Hear a two-syllable word and identify the first syllable, but without picture clues. It is easier for a child to identify the first syllable of a two-syllable word, so we will start with games of dropping the second syllable and identifying the first syllable.
two-syllable words part 2
“Say walrus, but don’t say -rus…”
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2. Materials

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3. Activity

Video: How to play Two-Syllable Words, Part 2
To start the game, you will say a two-syllable word from the provided word list. Then ask your child to tell you only the first part of the word. There are no picture clues in this game, so he will have to work harder to remember the word, divide it into parts, and say only the part you ask him for.
Adult: I’m going to tell you a word, and you will tell me only the first part of the word I say. Here’s the word: walrus. Say that. Child: Walrus. Adult: Now say walrus, but don’t say -rus. Child: Um… Adult: Listen: walrus. Walrus. Walrus. Say walrus but don’t say -rus. Child: Wall! Adult: That’s right.
Go through the other words in the word list until your child stops paying attention. You can continue the activity at your next session. NOTE: Be careful not to add an extra “the” to your instructions, as in: “Say fancy without the -cy.” The extra word will just confuse your child. ↑ Top

4. Confidence Builder

If your child is struggling with this activity, go back and review Compound Words, Part 2. ↑ Top

5. Extension

With this extended word list, you can challenge your child with some more words before moving on to the next activity or have a longer word list to use with a group of children. ↑ Top

6. Small Groups (2-5 children)

Lesson Objective: With no visual aids, children will hear a two-syllable word, isolate and orally repeat only the first syllable of the word. GELDS (Georgia Early Learning & Development Standards): CLL6.4e Georgia Standards of Excellence: ELAGSEKRF2.b Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.B Adaptation: Read the main activity, watch the video, and follow the instructions above, with the following changes: Give the children many opportunities to practice as a group, responding together. Then ask everyone to stand up. Give each child a word from the list. If they answer correctly, they may sit down. Repeat the activity by having the children stand up when the correct response is given. Reinforcement: Provide words from the word list and give an answer. Tell the children to smile if your answer is correct. Be sure to mix in some “mistakes” so that the children frown.
Adult: Panda without -da is pan. Children: [smile] Adult: Hamster without -ster is jam. Children: [frown]
Use this Reinforcement at Home form to tell parents and guardians how they can reinforce lessons outside the classroom. ↑ Top

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