This is one section of a Phonics Kit that you can create. Many of the resources are provided by the websites below for personal or classroom use. See the full post for more resources!
Syllables are simple, one for every vowel sound, so there are lots of syllables around. You can clap or tap, or feel your mouth drop! Hearing syllables is a part of phonemic awareness that can be practiced with a syllable sort mat and animal flashcards.
Open and Closed Syllables
When a vowel is followed by a consonant, it is closed in. It often makes a short sound, as in pin. (it stops short)
A vowel is open with no consonant behind. Open syllables are often long, you will find. (it can go long)
Examples of words with open and closed syllables at sightwordgames.
After learning about how to divide syllables, notice that two syllable words with one middle consonant can split at the end of the first vowel. This leaves the first syllable open, which often has the long vowel sound. Examples: pa|per, be|gin, ti|ger, ro|bot, mu|sic. Note that there are exceptions: about 40% of the time the word splits after the middle consonant, making the first syllable closed and short. Examples: hab|it, ped|al, vis|it, rob|in.
Bookmarks and posters from ThisReadingMama
Poster from MakeTakeTeach:
We’ve learned about: Silent e, Bossy R, Vowel Teams, Diphthongs, and Open & Closed Syllables. Learning the different syllable types helps makes sense of the different vowel sounds in the English language. The final syllable type to learn about is Consonant -le.
Consonant -le is an unaccented final syllable that contains a consonant and -le. The e at the end is silent, and creates a new sound: “ul”
A Consonant -le Bookmark to practice writing the pattern is in this Bookmark Set Freebie.
PLAY Printable Consonant -le Go Fish from Hattie Knox
At Teachers Pay Teachers: Turtle Trouble Game & Nice Dice practice for the Consonant -le pattern.
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