Students will help Mr. Squirrel chunk each two-syllable word, like "silent" and "final." Introduce the V/CV pattern to help students decode two-syllable words. Divide before the consonant if the first vowel is a long sound (e.g., "Fre/quent"). Students will practice this trick. Introduce another pattern, VC/CV, to students. Show them the example, "Rab/bit." Have students practice the VC/CV pattern.
Next, students will practice splitting more two-syllable words. They will also clap each word.