|Syllables are chunks of sound. All words have at least one syllable. In English, syllables normally have a vowel or the letter 'y' in them. Syllables can be just one letter or a group of letters - it's the sound that matters.
If you say these words aloud you will hear the chunks or beats of sound:
walk, go, home (these words have 1 syllable)
You clap to know how many syllables a word has, you read the word and stop at each vowel sound.
Directions: Answer the following questions. Write five examples each for 1, 2, 3, and 4 syllable words. Read a book and find words with four or more syllables.