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We're working on syllables and segmentation as part of the preschool general education curriculum and I've been correcting some related phonological patterns.

I've been pulling pictures and objects from a variety of activities to target multisyllabic words and I typically pair the words with a motor movement cue (usually hand-claps). However, I am ready to start fading cues for some of my little friends and I needed a picture card set specifically targeting two, three, and four syllable words.



I included dots below each butterfly to indicate syllable number. I arrange my prompting hierarchy to fade from full motor (clapping or finger-tapping) to tactile (touching each dot) to visual and then I can cover the dots completely when appropriate.


We've also discovered a few words for which my team has been vehemently debating the syllable count. Epenthesis, anyone?

If you use my butterflies, please take a second to say so and let me (or rather, my wonderful teammate) know below: how many syllables are in the name "Kyle"?

17 comments:

  1. What an awesome activity! I like the dots to help with breaking down the word. You're right, it will help with that self-cueing part. Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I'm also working on multi-syllabic words with several PK kids and love the idea of the dots!! I would say 2 syllables for Kyle, but I also have a slightly southern accent!

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  3. Thanks for the great activity! I just targeted this before lunch Can't wait to use it! Also, dictionary.com says that "file" is only one syllable. So, I am guessing that Kyle would only be one syllable as well? Tricky!

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  4. Thank you! My opinion is one syllable!

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  5. Thanks for sharing, such a cute idea! Your blog is my new favorite SLP blog - I anxiously await all your postings. :) As far as Kyle, I'm torn... I'd say two syllables but that's super tricky!

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  6. I think the number of syllables in "Kyle" depends on dialect. I'm originally from Long Island and would say it with 2 syllables, but after living in NC for college, I can hear it as 1.

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  7. Love these cards! These are perfect for two little guys on my caseload, thanks!! (And my first instinct says two syllables for Kyle...)

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  8. Thank you for taking the time to make these butterflies and share them!! Happy New Year!
    P.S. Kyle is my brother's name, and I've always said it as two syllables!

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  9. Thank you for making a great product for multisyllabic words! I say Kyle with 2 syllables... but I guess it could be one if you are from the deep south.

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  10. Love these! Thank you so much. I would also say Kyle has two syllables x

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  11. Thanks for sharing these! I used them with my ECSE kiddos and we loved the butterflies! I'm going to be looking through the rest of your blog- you have some great ideas!

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing these; they are wonderful! I would have to go with one syllable on Kyle. :)

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  13. These are great! Thanks for sharing. I guess I would say 2 for Kyle...I really had to think about that one!

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  14. Thanks for sharing these!

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  15. Thanks for sharing! I think I would say two syllables in Kyle, but that might just be the way I say it... I could see it going either way!

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  16. This is great! Thanks! I would say 1 syllable but that's tricky!

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