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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.

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.