Syllable Division Rules
As students become aware of the different syllable types, they are also taught how to divide longer words into syllables.
To divide words into syllables, students can look at the patterns formed by the vowels and consonants in the words.
To divide a word into syllables:
1) Find the vowels. (Put a dot under each vowel.)
2) Count the consonants in between those vowels. (Draw a line under each consonant.)
3) "Break the word up" according to the rules. (Scoop the syllables under the word.)
4) Read the word syllable by syllable.