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Spelling in Parts: Learning to Spell, Write, and Read Polysyllabic Words
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||One 30-minute session
5- to 10-minute follow-up sessions
Wilmington, North Carolina
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Clipboards (optional)
- Paper and pencils
- Polysyllabic environmental print
- Whiteboard or chalkboard
- Writing folders or notebooks
|1.||Familiarize yourself with the Spelling in Parts (SIP) strategy. You will model the strategy and provide demonstrations as needed. The strategy involves having students:
|2.||To teach this lesson, you will need a whiteboard and marker or chalkboard and chalk. It is also helpful to have a sheet of paper to cover the words. Students will need paper (preferably on a clipboard) and pencils, individual white boards and markers, or individual chalkboards and chalk. They will also need an eraser if using the whiteboard or chalkboard.
|3.||The environmental print displayed on word walls, bulletin boards, posters, and calendars in your classroom will likely contain polysyllabic words that can be used in this lesson. If your room does not have environmental print as described, have newspapers or books with polysyllabic words in the titles displayed on the chalk ledge.
|4.||Although students will be expected to divide words into syllables, no previous knowledge is necessary. In preparing for the lesson, you may find it helpful to review rules for syllabication for your own background knowledge. It is always helpful if you can point out tips about syllable rules while students are in the process of learning or practicing this strategy.