Syllable Worksheets

Here's a collection of syllable worksheets for teachers and homeschool families.  Use these worksheets to teach how and where to divide words into syllables.

Most of the worksheets on this page align with the Common Core Standards. To see CCSS connections, simply click the common core icon Common Core.

Divide these zoo animal words into syllables.  Draw a slash (/) symbol to divide each word and count the total number of syllables.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Break each of the sea life words into syllables. Write backslashes to show syllable breaks. Then tell how many syllables are in each word.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Divide each insect word into syllables. Tell how many syllables are in each word.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Break up these dinosaur words into syllables. Then tell how many syllables are in each word.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Separate the syllables in these vowel-consonant/consonant-vowel (VC/CV) words.  Grades 3 and up.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Separate the syllables in these vowel-consonant-vowel (VC/CV) words.  Grades 4 and up.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Determine whether each word has one or two syllables.  Grades 2 and up.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Tell whether each word has one, two, or three syllables.  Grades 2 and up.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Students cut and fold to make an origami fortune teller (cootie catcher) game. When they play, they count the number of syllables in words. Word list includes: phone, calculator, dinosaur, eraser, information, yellow, lunch, and hamburger.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Fill in the table to show the number of syllables and sounds you see and hear in each word.  Grades 4 and up.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Divide each words into syllable parts.  Write each syllable part on the lines.  Grades 2 and up.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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See Also:
Analogies

Analogies help word association skills and teach critical thinking.  example:  Milk is to cup as spaghetti is to plate.

Compound Words

Use these worksheets to teach kids to recognize and work with compound words.

Punctuation Worksheets

Practice putting periods, question marks, commas, and quotation marks in the correct places.