How many syllables are in your name?

Make learning personal by creating class books for various lessons. For instance, you might take a cue from Mrs. Larramore at Chalk Talk and make a book to help students learn syllables. In the book, she included a picture of each student with clapping hands icons to show the number of syllables in their names.

These books can be kept in a classroom library or used in math and literacy lessons. They can also be used to help students with disabilities, new students, and families learn classmate names. As you browse through the ideas at Chalk Talk, consider the many other possibilities for class books: a counting by 2’s book, a class culture book, and so on.

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