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Teach Syllables & Words
with Hale's Tale

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Theory

Letters and Sounds

Theory.

Teacher Resources

  • The first letters that the students encountered in the game are a, i, s and t.
  • After practicing them for a while, students will start combining them into syllables (a+t first)
  • Syllables are built from individual sounds: a-t, with a pause and then read together: at.
  • Practice this together before playing the game with the following slides: first read the individual letters aloud and then together.

I and S

Theory.

Teacher Resources

  • Syllables are built from individual sounds: i-s, with a pause and then read together: is.

I and T.

Theory.

Teacher Resources

  • Syllables are built from individual sounds: i-t, with a pause and then read together: it.

Play

Time to Play!

Gameplay screenshot.

Teacher Resources

  • Ask the students to start the game (see tutorial lesson)
  • Instruct the students to do help out the villagers and report when they encounter new combinations. Collect them on a whiteboard.
  • If they have played already, they may have already encountered syllables and even words. Don’t worry, the game will scale the challenge upwards for them.

How to Play

To begin, select the plus sign.

Gameplay screenshot

Type in your name and select the highlighted icon to begin playing.

Gameplay screenshot

Share & Discuss

Share & Discuss

Theory.

Teacher Resources

  • Go through the syllables (and words) you collected and read them aloud together: first letter by letter and then together
  • You can finish up by reading the letter on this slide and see how they combine into a word.