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As children progress through the grades, the text they read tends to become more challenging and complex, with more big words.  To be effective at reading big words, it helps to understand word parts, including syllables and morphemes.  Syllables are the units of sound we can use to divide words (e.g., com-pu-ter).  Morphemes are the units of meaning we can use to divide words (e.g., inter-nation-al).  These activities help students develop familiarity with syllables and morphemes.

Learn more about teaching big words here.