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Syllable breaking rules
Syllable breaking rules Teaching suggestions To identify syllables, a simple rule is to tick each vowel sound in the word. This tells the number of syllables. Then draw a line between each syllable. A useful rule is that if two consonants come after the vowel, draw a line between the consonants. Then decode the word syllable by syllable. HINT: Allow pupils to do the break up for themselves. They can check the vowels and split between each syllable.
Syllable rules 1-2 Rule: 1. Closed syllable – divide between the consonants Rule 2: Open syllable – divide after the first vowel – if that does not work, divide after the consonant that follows the vowel Closed syllable VC/CV – e.g., rabbit cactus magnet cotton sudden tennis mussel insect rubbish cactus attic combat velvet happen kitchen control collect Open syllable V/CV – e.g., robot open basic hotel pilot tulip begin bacon taken human broken potato ipod protect But camel cabin
Syllable rules 3-4 Rule 3 – silent e vowel pattern– do not count the e as a vowel sound - count only the other vowel sounds Rule 4 – r-affected vowel – always keep the vowel and r together – divide after the ar, er, ur, ir, or Silent e pattern e.g., awake escape became arrive Chinese extreme compute dictate decorate compete upside invite decrease marinate contaminate telephone dynamite practice police r-affected vowel pattern e.g., surfer carpet corner turnip artist farmer corner carton orbit interesting Saturday hamburger decorate cartridge orthodontist
Syllable rules 5-6 Rule 1 – vowel teams – keep the teams together – count the vowel team as one sound Rule 2 – LE pattern – keep the LE together – count as one vowel sound Vowel teams pattern e.g., weekend ointment cleaner painting voucher mountain cheaper groaning thousand scooter curly trailer toothpick trousers mouthful wooden -LE pattern e.g., bubble uncle cattle ripple paddle little apple rattle bottle horrible cable sparkle cattle table gobble jingle-jangle