Thursday, December 17, 2015

Langauge Arts - "Playing Uno with Final Stable Syllables"

Grades 2-3
Amanda Trump

INTRODUCTION: This game gives student exposure to final stable syllable –le words. A final stable syllable is one of the six syllable types in reading and is a rather easy one for students to learn. The final stable consonant -le is found only at the end of words. If a -le syllable is combined with an open syllable, there is no double consonant before the -le. For example, the word ‘trifle’----‘tri” is an open syllable, so the ‘f’ is not doubled before adding the ‘le.’ If the -le syllable is combined with a closed syllable, a double consonant is added before the -le syllable. For example, the word ‘puddle’----‘pud’ is a closed syllable. Therefore, the ’d’ is doubled before adding the –le syllable. The following word lists include words using both long and short vowels with the following final stable –le consonants: –ble, -cle, -dle, -fle, -gle, -kle, -ple, -sle, -tle, -zle. The game is played just like UNO. There are Draw 2, Reverse, Skip, Wild, Wild 4 cards, and 85+ final stable syllable -le word cards in the deck.

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