Spelling a word correctly is very important. It gives a good impression and it avoids misunderstandings.
Good spellers are skillful at breaking words up into syllables.
Syllables are the individual sound that make up a word.
Examples: play-ful, hos-pi-tal, u-ni-ver-si-ty
Breaking a word into syllables makes it easier. We only deal with one small bit at a time.
For each word give a clap for each syllable. For example, give one clap for each syllable. This means there are two claps for this word: "clap-ping".
Examples: kitchen kit-chen
by: Teacher Khadijah