Syllables: vowel and consonant patterns

Teaching point - learning to spell In words of more than one syllable, the sound of a vowel can be decided by the pattern of vowels and consonants.

think back to spelling teaching Remember the difference between long and short vowels:

Short vowels:

alligator engine insect octopus umbrella

Long vowels:

ape evening ice-cream oval unicorn

Study the words in this table:

fatter
later
better
Peter
dinner
diner
rocket
broken
supper
super

1) Read each pair of words out loud.
2) Look at the number of consonants between the vowels.
3) Read each word again and listen to the first vowel sound.
Is it long or short?

Now try these.
Look at each word, read it aloud and listen for the sound of the first vowel.
Select Long for a long sound and Short for a short sound


Select Long or Short sound

dagger long
short
fatal long
short
zero long
short
better long
short
ticker long
short
icon long
short
focus long
short
bottom long
short
music long
short
public long
short


 


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