Scooping a word is the same as dividing the word into syllables.
Syllables can be divided by saying them orally or by using a pencil and paper. If we orally divide a word into syllables, we usually clap the word out. For example, if we orally divided the syllables of dislike, we would clap out ‘dis’ and ‘like,’ and that would be two syllables. If we divided the syllables on paper, we would place a slash between the ‘s’ and ‘l’ in the word ‘dis/like.’
So rather that placing a slash, there is another way to show the number of syllables in a word, and that is to scoop the syllables.
This packet contains 64 task cards that allow students to practice scooping words with one closed syllable and one vowel-consonant-e syllable
Simply print and cut along the guidelines. One idea is to print these cards on card stock or on colored paper. Then laminate them for durability and place in a baggie. Another option is to hole-punch a corner on each card and put them all on a ring.