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4. Syllable awareness

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin



  • A syllable is a unit of speech that has a vowel phoneme. Syllable awareness is the ability to hear that run has one syllable; paper has two syllables (pa/per); and remember has three syllables (re/mem/ber)
  • Although most adults have acquired the ability to break words into syllables without thinking about it, there are some adult learners who have trouble with this.
  • See page14 Starting Points:Assessment Guide for a description of the six main ways that syllables are coded. Take time to practise these aloud, so that you are better able to support learners. Click here to download the Starting Points Assessment Guide


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