SYLLABLES What are Syllables? Syllables are parts of words. Each part of a word has one vowel sound in it. Be careful! You may see more than one vowel letter, but still hear only one vowel sound. Here are some words with only one syllable: cat, dog, boy, blue, green, hide, quick Now look at these words that have two syllables: popcorn, behave, under, teacher. You can see more than 2 vowels in some of them, but you only hear 2 vowels. Here are some words with three syllables: remember, banana, syllable Look at these words again: re-mem-ber, ba-na-na, syl-la-ble Tap your finger and count each vowel sound you hear. Now read some words with four syllables: dictionary, conservation, hibernation Look at these divided into their syllables: dic-tion-ar-y, con-ser-va-tion, hi-ber-na-tion Tap your finger as you count each vowel sound. Try this! How many syllables in stop? ___________ How many syllables in slipper? ___________ How many syllables in unhappy? ___________ How many syllables in January? ___________ How many syllables in refrigerator? ___________ © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.