What Says
S.O.S
Syllable Types
Concepts
What's the System

100

/sh/

What is sh

100

?

What is flush?

100

pigment

What is pig (closed), ment (closed)

100

a speech sound in which the flow of air is blocked.

What is consonant

100

bluff, shell, moss, and fuzz

What is In a one-syllable word with one short vowel that ends in an f, l, s, or z. Double the f, l, s, or z after the short vowel?

200

/ch/

What is ch/tch

200

?

What is shanty?

200

condensate

What is con (closed) den (closed) sate (vowel-consonant-e)

200

a vowel followed by an r. The r controls the vowel

What is an r-controlled vowel

200

walk, teak, lake, and pack

What is k-ck?

300

long /o/

What is o, o-e, oa, oe, ow

300

?

What is handclasp?

300

orthodontist

What is or (r-controlled) tho (open) don (closed) tist (closed)

300

two or more letters side-by-side that make a vowel sound. The first letter is always a vowel.

What is a vowel team (diphthong)

300

lunch, teach, and latch

What is ch-tch

400

/i/

What is i, i-e, ie, y, igh, y-e

400

?

What is infiltrate?

400

counterpoint

What is coun (vowel team) ter (r-controlled) point (vowel team)

400

A letter or a group of letters added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning.

What is prefix

400

sway and faint

What is ai-ay generalization?

500

/a/

What is a, a-e, ai, ay, ea, ei, eigh, ey

500

?

What is tenderloin?

500

uneventfully

What is un (closed)-e (open)-vent (closed)-ful (closed)-ly (open)

500

A word that is made up of two or more words.

What is compound

500

pout and pow

What is ou-ow generalization?