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Word Recognition
Phonological Awareness
Language Comprehension
Reading Comprehension

Syllable Word List


When teaching syllable awareness, use this select group of words that will be familiar to your students, beginning with compound words. We've gathered below a list of over 200 words that will be helpful for quick planning, divided by their number of syllables. (You'll start with two-syllable words and then gradually move to three-syllable and then four-syllable words.)

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