An experienced classroom teacher will incorporate techniques found useful in effective structured literacy instruction for all.
Longer words do not need to feel like an insurmountable obstacle for your students. When your readers and spellers learn ways to break down words into smaller more manageable chunks, they will be able to attack words with multiple syllables. Using friendly animal names as guides, your students will learn the basic rules for dividing words into syllables. This skill will allow your students to decode words more easily for greater fluency, and to spell multi-syllable words with greater confidence.