Introduction

Welcome to Unit 5: Word Study Routines of the Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy (OTALA) Module 1: Identifying Syllable Structures.

There are five sections in this module:

  1.     Overview
  2.     Six Common Syllable Patterns
  3.     Sequence of Instruction Part I
  4.     Sequence of Instruction Part II
  5.     Scaffolding Syllable Types

Each section consists of presentation videos along with related activities. You may download a copy of the module handouts as well as a transcript of the video by clicking on the links below.

Handouts
Transcript

The total time required to complete this module is approximately one hour. The module may be completed at your own pace. You may complete all five sections in a single session, or you may log in multiple times as you work through the information and activities.

Additional information about syllable types can be found in the Building Blocks for Teaching Adolescents with Reading Difficulties series of resources.

Section 1: Overview

Section 2: Six Common Syllable Patterns

This section explains the six common syllable types typically taught in word recognition programs. Please click to download and print Handout 3: Syllable Types prior to watching this presentation video. If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handout in your packet.

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.

Section 3: Sequence of Instruction Part I

This section explores ways to instruct students on the six syllable types.

Please click to download and print Handout 4: Silent-e Syllable Words prior to watching this presentation video. If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handout in your packet.

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.

Section 4: Sequence of Instruction Part II

This section continues to explore techniques for instructing students on the six syllable patterns. Please keep Handout 4: Silent-e Syllable Words accessible and click to download and print Handout 5: Instruction in Syllable Types prior to watching this presentation video.

If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handout in your packet.

Click the play button when you're ready to begin.

Section 5: Scaffolding Syllable Types

This section explores scaffolding techniques for when students struggle with the syllable types. It also provides a summary of the module.

Please click to download and print

    Handout 7: Scaffolding the Identification of Syllable Types
    Handout 8: Rules of Syllable Division
    Handout 9: Six Syllable Types: Practice
    Handout 10: Guidelines for Reviewing a Reading Program

prior to watching this presentation video. If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handout in your packet.

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.