Unlocking the Secret to Reading:

January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Spelling
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Unlocking the Secret to Reading: The Keys to the Six Basic Syllable Spelling Patterns

Opening the Door to Reading!

• The English alphabet has 26 letters.

• All English words use some of these 26 letters.

In the alphabet: - 21 letters are consonants that have only one sound b,c,d,f,g,h,j,k,l,m,n,p,q,r,s,t,v,w,x,y,z

In the alphabet, 5 letters are special: - 5 letters are vowels that have two sounds (long and short)

a e i o u

The key to reading and spelling all words: •All words have at least one vowel.

happy

the

remember tip

key

book

a

school

• All words have syllables.

• Syllables are word parts. • Reading is easy if you can break words up into small parts (syllables). re – mem – ber remember

Use the Keys to Unlock and Read New Words!

All you need to know are the six syllable rules!

The Six Basic Syllable Types: 1. Closed Syllables 2. Open Syllables

3. Vowel-Silent e Syllables 4. Vowel Team Syllables 5. r-Controlled Syllables 6. Consonant + le Syllables

Closed Syllables • A closed syllable has one vowel in the syllable and ends with a consonant.

• The vowel sound is usually a short sound.

bed

mat

happy

(Your lips are mostly closed when you say the final consonant sound.)

Open Syllables • An open syllable ends with a vowel sound.

• The vowel sound is usually a long sound.

ti- ger

hu-man

ba-con

do-nut

(Your mouth is open when you say the long vowel sound.)

Vowel-Silent e (Vce) Syllable •Each syllable has only one vowel sound. • When a syllable has two vowels, the first vowel usually makes a long sound, and the second vowel is silent.

bake bike pile cube rope

Vowel Team Syllables • Two vowels are side-by-side. • The first vowel says its name.

• The second vowel is silent. • Sometimes the two vowels

e

a

make a whole new sound.

team mail play shout

r-Controlled Syllables •When a vowel is followed by the letter r, the sound of the two letters changes.

park

store

her

girl

hurt

remember

Bossy r Silent vowel

Consonant + le Syllables

• A consonant + le, al, or el is usually the last syllable in a word.

ta-ble pic-kle

s c r a m - ble

den-tal nic-kel

ren-tal lit-tle

Congratulations!

You now know the six major syllable types of the English language.

Happy Reading!!!!

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