The following collection of worksheets will teach your students how to identify and use syllables.

Syllables are the number of separate beats in a word. These activity sheets will help your students learn were and how to correctly split words up into their component syllables using both word and picture clues. Note for Instructors: Make sure your students understand the difference between syllables and phonemes; they are not the same thing (refer to our phoneme worksheets elsewhere on this site)! Answer sheets for each worksheet have been provided for instructors.

A syllable is a form of a unit of measure. It is one unit of pronunciation that is said without any form interruption. Every single word has at least one syllable.

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Printable Syllable Worksheets

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The Syllable Game

Roll a die. Think of a word that has the same number of syllables as the number that you rolled. Write your word.

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Syllable Sort

Read the words in the box. Count the syllables in each word and sort them into the proper columns. "Clap" out the syllables.

Counting Syllables

Read each word. Circle the ones that contain three syllables.

Syllables

Read each word. Identify the number of syllables in the word. Write the number of syllables on the line.

Counting Syllables

Divide each word into syllables by putting a slash ( / ) symbol between each syllable. Use a dictionary to help you. Then write the number of syllables in each word on the line.

Syllable Zoo

Circle the number of syllables for each word.

Dividing Syllables

Find the word that has been divided into syllables correctly. Write its letter on the line.

Find the Syllables

Split each word into syllables. Write the letters that comprise one syllable on each line. Follow the example.

Syllable Counting

Circle the number of syllables for each word.

Clapping Out Syllables

As you say each word, clap out the syllables. Write the number of syllables you hear next to each word.

Clap and Count!

As you say each word, clap out the syllables. Write the number of syllables you hear next to each word.

Find the Syllables

Split each word into syllables. Write the letters that comprise one syllable on each line. Follow the example.

Count the Syllables

Circle the number of syllables in each word.

Syllables Worksheet

As you say each word, clap out the syllables. Write the number of syllables you hear next to each word.

How Many Syllables?

Say the name of each picture out loud. Clap your hands once for each syllable you hear. Circle the number of syllables in each word.

The Right Syllable

Read each word and write the syllables on the lines.

Say It and Circle It

Say each word. Circle the number of syllables you hear.

Dividing Syllables

Find the word that has been divided into syllables correctly. Write its letter on the line.

Roll-A-Syllable

Roll a die. Think of a word that has the same number of syllables as the number that you rolled. Write your word.

Symphony of Syllables!

Read the words in the box. Count the syllables in each word and sort them into the proper columns. "Clap" out the syllables.

3-Syllable Words

Read each word. Circle the ones that contain three syllables.

How Many Syllables?

Read each word. Identify the number of syllables in the word. Write the number of syllables on the line.

Splitting Syllables

Split each word into syllables. Write the letters that comprise one syllable on each line. Follow the example.

Syllable Counting

Circle the number of syllables for each word.

Clap It Out

As you say each word, clap out the syllables. Write the number of syllables you hear next to each word.

The Bike Path

Start at the ENTER sign. Color the blocks as you move. You can move up, down, or across (not diagonal), but only on spaces that contain words with two syllables. Finish when you reach the EXIT.

How Many Syllables?

Split each word into syllables. Write the letters that comprise one syllable on each line. Follow the example.

Count the Syllables

Circle the picture whose name contains the number of syllables indicated.

Syllables Worksheet

As you say each word, clap out the syllables. Write the number of syllables you hear next to each word.

How Many Syllables?

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