I have a year 5 boy who is having a lot of extra help for his reading and spelling (mainly synthetic phonics for reading/spelling single syllable words). Whilst he is able to read single-syllable words fairly accurately he tends to guess at multisyllabic words (although he uses some of the sounds that are there e.g he will read signing for signalling, lonely for longingly, crackers for caretakers). What would be his next steps? More synthetic phonics, but for longer words? Should he be taught to split the words into syllables to read each one, (if so, how would you go about getting him to split the words down - if into syllables, how should the syllables be split?), or just sound out every sound and blend them all together? Thanks for any help you can provide.