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In SillyBulls, students listen and sort words according to the number of syllables in the word.

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Building Literacy

SillyBulls (ie Syllables) helps build literacy skills through word building, word recognition, and multiple exposures to the word.

This activity correlates to the educational Reading Standard: Foundational Skills. Phonological Awareness: Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.

Phonics and Word Recognition: Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.

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SillyBulls - This activity gives students practice identifying the number of syllables in a word, a key step in word decoding. Get more sample word lists, video lessons and strategies on syllables.

SillyBulls Instructions - To play, sort the words into groups, based on the number of syllables. Then you may say the word aloud as you hear it read in a sentence. You'll also see the word displayed with its syllable breaks. To proceed with the list, select the "Next" button.