Counting Syllables

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Description

This set of cards pilfers the larger Animals A to Z Flashcard Set, NOT for the purpose of teaching animal vocabulary, but in order to practice syllable division. These cards are a mixture 4- 3- 2- and 1-syllable words that happen to all be animals.

4 printable options

The Counting Syllables flashcards have four variations to mix and match as needed:

  • Images of animals with circles below (representing the number of syllables)
  • Images with circles and spelling
  • Word cards with a number (the syllable count)
  • Plain word cards

The word cards are not hyphenated. Students can add hyphens, slashes or otherwise mark up the spelling cards on their own.

Phonics to pre-teach

The 36 words in this selection do contain:

  • long and short vowel sounds
  • consonant blends (fl-, sc-)
  • double consonants (-ll, -ff)
  • digraphs (ea-, ou-, sh-, wh)
  • r-controlled vowels
  • other fun stuff.

Check out the other Phonics Flashcard Sets if your students need to brush up on any of these concepts before tackling syllables.

How to teach syllables

When teaching syllable division, the simplest rule to remember is 1 vowel sound = 1 syllable. If you want to go beyond the basics here are some helpful resources:

Good luck!

Preview of Checklist

Checklist

1 Page

Word list with the number of syllables for each word.

Preview of Images with dots, Small

Images with dots, Small

4 Pages

9 cards per page. The circles below each picture represent syllable count.

Preview of Images with dots, Medium

Images with dots, Medium

18 Pages

2 cards per page. The circles below each picture represent syllable count.

Preview of Images with dots, Large

Images with dots, Large

36 Pages

1 card per page. The circles below each picture represent syllable count.

Preview of Images with labels, Small

Images with labels, Small

4 Pages

9 cards per page. Each picture is labelled. The circles below each picture represent syllable count.

Preview of Images with labels, Medium

Images with labels, Medium

18 Pages

2 cards per page. Each picture is labelled. The circles below each picture represent syllable count.

Preview of Images with labels, Large

Images with labels, Large

36 Pages

1 card per page, labelled. The circles below each picture represent syllable count.

Preview of Word cards with numbers, Small

Word cards with numbers, Small

4 Pages

9 cards per page. Each word card has the number indicating syllable count.

Preview of Word cards with numbers, Medium

Word cards with numbers, Medium

18 Pages

2 cards per page. Each word card has the number indicating syllable count.

Preview of Word cards with numbers, Large

Word cards with numbers, Large

36 Pages

1 card per page. Each word card has the number indicating syllable count.

Preview of Word cards, Small

Word cards, Small

4 Pages

9 plain old word cards per page.

Preview of Word cards, Medium

Word cards, Medium

18 Pages

2 plain old word cards per page.

Preview of Word cards, Large

Word cards, Large

36 Pages

1 plain old word card per page.

Counting Syllables Word List

  • alligator
  • armadillo
  • bear
  • bee
  • bird
  • butterfly
  • camel
  • chimpanzee
  • dragonfly
  • eagle
  • elephant
  • fox
  • frog
  • giraffe
  • goat
  • iguana
  • kangaroo
  • lobster
  • manatee
  • octopus
  • ostrich
  • panda
  • penguin
  • quail
  • rabbit
  • rhinoceros
  • scorpion
  • seahorse
  • seal
  • shark
  • swan
  • toucan
  • turtle
  • whale
  • wolf
  • zebra

6 comments for Counting Syllables

  1. 5 out of 5

    juan

    great!

  2. 5 out of 5

    José David Sánchez García

    great

  3. 5 out of 5

    Asma

    Superb

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    Excellent

  5. 5 out of 5

    lara

    good

  6. 4 out of 5

    Trish

    Very helpful for syllabication!

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