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books where syllables are broken apart?

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I realized today at church that DD8 found it easier to read the lyrics to the songs being sung because the syllables were broken apart with bullets. I KNOW I've seen older books that did this, but cannot for the life of me remember which ones. Any ideas?

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You can also draw lines through words in your own books, for books that just have a few 2- and 3-syllable words here and there.  It really is so much easier.  

Edit:  I have done just a vertical line or a slash.  But I have also seen syllables shown with scoops (like a swoop or a u shape) under each syllable.  It can be easier to see depending on the book.

Its pretty easy to do this lightly with a pencil, and just scan through quickly.  Or do it while you read aloud a book that might be re-read by the child.  

I do think it’s easier when the book is pre-printed that way! 

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I have done the light slashes to show where to pause or break up a sentence that doesn’t have a lot of commas.  It is also really helpful in making books easier to read, especially if they have a little longer sentences in them here and there.  

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Memoria Press republished Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans and kept the syllable breaks.  

DonPotter.net has a Psalms reader broken in syllables.

And yes, search for books "of one syllable" as mentioned upthread.  Josephine Pollard has many books done this way.  We have her Life of Washington and it has been wonderful so far.  

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Here is a whole list:

http://www.thephonicspage.org/On Reading/syllabledividedb.html

My syllables program works on teaching how to divide them on your own:

http://www.thephonicspage.org/On Reading/syllablesspellsu.html

And, Webster's Speller has them divided in lists of words but then in sentences undivided.

Here are a few excerpts, you can get the whole thing with more as a PDF from Don Potter or as a printed book from him by Amazon.

http://www.thephonicspage.org/On Reading/Resources/WebsterSpellingBookMethodExcerpts.pdf

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