Today we wanted to share a fun resource for teaching the different syllabication patterns. There are so many rules in Orton-Gillingham based instruction and so we wanted to find a way to make it stick more meaningfully for our students. We love trying to create memory devices and loved this traditional OG approach of using animals to help remember the different division patterns. We also have fun syllable division games available in our Members Only Library and on TPT.
Rab/bit Division - Spot and dot the vowels and divide between the consonants.
Rep/tile Division - Keep Magic E syllables together.
Hor/net Division - Keep Bossy R syllables together.
Ti/ger - When you cannot divide between consonants, keep the first syllable open.
Cam/el - When you cannot divide between consonants, keep the first syllable closed (we try this if an open syllable doesn't create a real word).
Tur/tle - Consonant LE, count back three and scoop.
Li/on - Typically vowel teams stick together, every once in awhile they repel and we divide between the vowels.
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