Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 11229

Halloween. That's a big word! Treat yourself with this lesson as you learn to pronounce words by cutting them into pieces. Hold your jaw, clap, stomp, and chomp to get it!



learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Halloween is a big word.

  • Can you close your eyes and spell Halloween?

It is OK if you don't know how. In this lesson, you will learn some tricks on how to spell and read big words. I hope it will be a real treat!

The first way to learn how to spell and read big words, is to break them up into smaller parts.

All words can be broken up into beats, or syllables. There are two good ways to break a word into syllables:

1. One way is to place your hand under your jaw and say the word.

Each time your jaw moves down, that is a syllable. Say "Halloween."

  • How many times did your jaw move down?

It should have moved three times.

2. Another way to find syllables is to clap it out.

Clap out the word Halloween.

You should have clapped three times. You can break up the word Halloween into three syllables: hal - lo - ween.

Let's practice breaking up some more words into syllables with this Learn Syllables | Syllable Song or Clap, Stomp and Chomp | Jack Hartmann video (below). In this video, Jack claps, stomps, and chomps out the syllables. Enjoy!

  • Did you have fun moving to the song and finding the syllables?

Head over to the Got It? section for more practice!

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