English is quite an old language – and that shows in print: Some syllables seem to be spelt quite randomly. Despite the Syllable Method cutting children’s sight word list in less than half some words have to be memorized. Read further to learn how to use the irregular syllable mark.
Silent e syllables are probably the most tricky ones. Why? Because their structure is the same as of “sneaky e” syllables – but the final e doesn’t change the middle vowel sound. Learn how to use the silent e mark to help your children master this syllable type.
“Sneaky e” syllables are syllables for real pro’s. Why? Because they require your child to read past the stopping consonant to determine the correct vowel sound. Use this guide to help your child identify and read “sneaky e” syllables correctly.
Vowel team syllables are the third type of syllables children should be introduced to. The trick here is: Two vowels produce only one sound. Learn how to identify and mark double vowel syllables.
After having mastered closed syllables children will usually be taught open ones. Use this FREE guide to help your children master open syllables with ease.
When teaching children to read most educators will introduce closed syllables and short vowel sounds first. Use this tool to visually reinforce the structure of closed syllables.
Vowels are the most difficult letters to manage for beginning readers. Why? Because their sounds change according to the structure of the syllable they are placed in. Use this simple trick to demonstrate the why and how.