Reading Intervention Strategies for Decoding Mul-ti-syl-la-ble Words

Do you have students who struggle to pronounce longer words? Reading multisyllable words is a challenge for many students, particularly in grades three and above or for English Language Learners.  Students who can quickly decode multisyllable words are more likely to read accurately, fluently, and with better comprehension.  If you have students who have difficulty reading multisyllable words, try employing reading intervention strategies that use explicit and direct instructional routines, on a consistent basis, and watch the results.

 Multisyllable Routine Cards: A Fast-Track Approach for Reading Intervention

Reading Intervention Strategies for Decoding Multisyllable Words

 Our Multisyllable Routine Cards™ improve decoding skills as students apply knowledge of syllable types to fluently read more challenging words.  MSRC includes a set of six multistep laminated routine cards designed to maximize the efficiency of lessons for teachers and students.   The lessons can be used as a five-minute supplement to whole-class instruction or while working in small intervention groups. 

The easy-to-read, teacher-friendly routines focus on helping students recognize syllable types, read syllables, read multisyllable pseudowords and read real words. Each card includes suggested teacher talk along with gestures for each syllable type to use during the 3-step, multisensory  “I Do, We Do, and You Do” modeling cycle along with graphic reminders.  The lessons are designed to allow a gradual transfer of responsibility from the instructor to the independent reader. 

Reading Intervention Strategies that Solve Decoding Issues

 Implementing effective reading intervention strategies for struggling readers should not be burdensome.  The Multisyllable Routine Card lessons are designed to be used efficiently in the classroom over 18 week period/five minutes a day.  Product highlights include: 

  • practice materials to reinforce concepts
  • focus on application /transfer teaching strategies that can be employed across content areas
  • maximize student engagement with gestures, oral responses, and written practice
  • correlates and aligns with a 95 Percent Group’s diagnostic screening tool: Phonics Screener for Intervention (PSI)
  • pre and post instructional assessment

Download a Complimentary Multisyllable Routines Lesson and try this Reading Intervention Strategy in your classroom! 

If you have students who struggle with decoding, then we invite you to download this lessontoday and take a closer look at our Multisyllable Routines Lesson cards.  Mastering decoding is the key to becoming a good reader and will positively impact fluency, accuracy and comprehension skills.


Multisyllable Routine Cards

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