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

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

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What are the 4 rules for a silent e syllable?
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

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

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

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

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

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Does this word follow the silent e rule? MICE
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

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

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

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

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Is this word a closed syllable? Why or why not? COLD
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

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Does this word follow the silent e rule? MAIZE
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

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

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

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

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

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Does this word follow the silent e rule? GENIE
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

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

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

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

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

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Does this word follow the silent e rule? SPLICE
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

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

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

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