Closed Syllable Silent e Open Syllable Dividing Two Syllable Words Nonsense Words

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1. Must end with one or more consonants 2. Must have only 1 vowel 3. The vowel sound must be short
What are the 3 rules for a closed syllable

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1. Must end in a silent e 2. Must have one other vowel 3. Must have a consonant between the vowel and silent e 4. The first vowel must have a long sound
What are the 4 rules for a silent e syllable?

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1. It must end in a vowel 2. The vowel must say its long sound
What are the 2 rules for the open syllable rule?

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Pat (closed) / rick (closed with a diagraph)
How would you divide this word into syllables? What types of sounds and syllables are in the word? PATRICK

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One closed syllable
How would you read this word? How would you divide it into syllables? SHUSS

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Yes. 1. It ends in consonants (a blend) 2. It has one vowel 3. The vowel sound is short
Is this word a closed syllable? Why or why not? SPLASH

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Yes. 1. It ends in a silent e 2. It has one other vowel (i) 3. It has a consonant (c) between the i and e 4. The i says its long sound
Does this word follow the silent e rule? MICE

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Yes. 1. It ends in a vowel 2. The vowel says its long sound
Is this word an open syllable? SHE

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sham (closed with a welded sound) / rock (closed with a diagraph)
How would you divide this word into syllables? What types of sounds and syllables are in the word? SHAMROCK

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One closed syllable exception (long i)
How would you read this word? How would you divide it into syllables? CHINDS

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No. It is an excpetion to the closed syllable rule. 1. It ends in consonants 2. It has one vowel 3. The vowel sound is LONG
Is this word a closed syllable? Why or why not? COLD

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No. 1. It ends in a silent e 2. It has TWO other vowels (ai) 3. It has a consonant (z) between the 2 vowels 4. AI says the long a sound
Does this word follow the silent e rule? MAIZE

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No. 1. It ends in 2 vowels 2. EY says long a
Is this word an open syllable? THEY

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sun (closed) / shine (silent e with a diagraph)
How would you divide this word into syllables? What types of sounds and syllables are in the word? SUNSHINE

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2 closed syllables - sweck / ful
How would you read this word? How would you divide it into syllables? SWECKFUL

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There is a 3 consonant blend - SPR There is a welded sound - ING
What 2 types of sounds are in this word? What makes it different from a regular closed syllable? SPRING

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No. 1. It ends in IE that sound like long e 2. It has one other vowel (e) 3. It has a consonant (n) between the vowels 4. The first vowel says its long sound
Does this word follow the silent e rule? GENIE

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Yes. 1. It ends in a vowel 2. The vowel says its long sound (long i for y)
Is this word an open syllable? SPRY

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Ire (silent e) - land (closed with a welded sound)
How would you divide this word into syllables? What types of sounds and syllables are in the word? IRELAND

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2 syllables - closed / silent e
How would you read this word? How would you divide it into syllables? PRENDOTE

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Examples: cold, mold, bolt, colt, host, most, wild, mild, mind, find
What are 2 words that follow the closed syllable exception rule? (not rhyming words)

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Yes. 1. It ends with a silent e 2. It has one other vowel (i) 3. It has a consonant between the vowels (c) 4. The vowel says its long sound
Does this word follow the silent e rule? SPLICE

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1. long i (fly, my, spy) 2. long e (baby, happy, silly)
What are the 2 sounds that the letter y can make in an open syllable? Give an example of each.

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luck (closed with a diagraph) / y (open)
How would you divide this word into syllables? What types of sounds and syllables are in the word? LUCKY

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2 syllables - closed / open
How would you read this word? How would you divide it into syllables? THRIBBY

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