two syllable words
A few examples of this type of word are spread throughout the word list because your child will likely need some exposure to them if he is to easily pick them out. Otherwise, you might find him chunking a word like lonely as lo-ne-ly, with three chunks. Eventually they won’t be a problem, but such words are likely to be difficult at first until your child starts to become better aware of such words.
The two lists of two-syllable words at the top are used in the OnTrack Reading Multisyllable Method. The first list contains 85 words on six pages separated into chunks according to the Main Rule and Three Exceptions. The second contains 90 words on two pages presented as normally appearing words.
Page 1: purple, perfect, twelve, silver, seven, thirteen, Godard, about, Thursday, again, Tuesday, pizza, thirty, donate, princess, people, water, future, Heaven, happy, sixty, country, pumpkin, Christmas, special, else, over, Angel, freedom, able, music, fifty, ana, thousand, fourteen, party, Monday, picture, office, language, nature, Kelly, city, Mumbai, woman, twenty, sugar, husband, anna, and meme
Learn how to use the easiest words finder here. Word lists are in the order of the most common words and most searched.
Study word stress by identifying the stressed syllable in all of the two-syllable words you hear in this real life conversational English. Stress is important — the contrast between long and short syllables is an important part of the character of American English.
And now it’s a photography studio, painted all white with hardwood floors.
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Here are some words divided into syllables:
Adaptation: Read the main activity, watch the video, and follow the instructions above, with the following changes:
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.
4. Differentiated Small Group Instruction and Rotations (40-45 minutes)
- (Suggested transition song, sung to the tune of “The More We Get Together”):
Using a Prezi presentation (prezi.com) of 20 two-syllable words, students will work together to list some facts relating to each word (topic). Then at the end of the lesson, each student will use one of the two-syllable words to write a few sentences about how that word relates to their lives.
4. Have students return to individual seats. Have them pick one of their favorite words from the prezi.
a. Instruct students to write 2-3 sentences describing facts about that word. Have them turn in papers.
This past week, ALuv (currently 2nd grade) has patiently watched me as I used Easter eggs with his younger siblings as we matched colors and worked on beginning letter sounds. He asked me if he could use Easter eggs for his schoolwork, too. So I quickly came up with how I could integrate reading two-syllable words (a skill he has yet to master) with Easter eggs into his work as well!
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The next day, I made a simple recording sheet (which you can download for free here) and had him re-match the words and write them on the recording sheet. Once he was finished, I asked him to read the words to me again.
Double consonants are not necessary here because the emphasis is placed on the first syllable of “visit.”
Double consonants are used because the emphasis is placed on the second syllable of “begin.”
2. Using Parts of Speech to predict stress
Listen to the sentences. Find which sentence in each pair you hear, and then choose the correct response.