# Daily Archives: June 19, 2016

## LANGUAGE ARTS – “Scooping Words with Two Closed Syllables”

Scooping a word is the same as dividing the word into syllables.

Syllables can be divided by saying them orally or by using a pencil and paper. If we orally divide a word into syllables, we usually clap the word out. For example, if we orally divided the syllables of polish, we would clap out ‘pol’ and ‘ish,’ and that would be two claps. If we divided the syllables on paper, we would place a slash between the ‘l’ and ‘i’ in the word ‘pol/ish.’

So rather that placing a slash, there is another way to show the number of syllables in a word, and that is to scoop the syllables. This is how that would look: p o l i s h. This way not dividing the word with a slash avoids the look of a misplaced letter in the word, and it also avoids the idea of students thinking the word has only one syllable since there is just one slash. With the idea of scooping with the finger or with a pencil, students can feel and see the scoops which in turn matches the number of syllables.

This packet contains 64 task cards that allow students to practice scooping words with two closed syllables.

Simply print and cut along the guidelines. One idea is to print on card stock or on colored paper. Laminate and use them again and again and keep them in a baggie. Another option is to hole-punch a corner of each card and put them all on a ring.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scooping-Words-With-Two-Closed-Syllables-1069967

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## FREE MATH LESSON – “Decimal War Card Game”

by Mandy Gregory

Math game to teach and reinforce the concept of decimals to the tenths. Students play the game similar to the card game War. The player that lays the card with the greatest decimal keeps the cards. This can also be used as an ordering activity where the students order the decimals from greatest to least.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Decimal-War-Card-Game-84648

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