2 Unaccented Syllables: Schwa + r Look at this word and listen to me read it out loud: ciderWhich word receives the stress in this word? Turn and tell your partner.If you said the first syllable, ci, you were right!The vowel in the second syllable, schwa, is neither long nor short.
3 Unaccented Syllables: Schwa + r Different letters can spell the /ər/ soundLook at these words and listen to me read them out loud:monitor dollar thunderDid you notice that the schwa sound is spelled differently in each word? Notice that the letters or, ar, and er stand for the same sound, /ər/
4 Unaccented Syllables: Schwa + n Look at these words and listen to me read them out loud: open stationWhich word receives the stress in each word?Turn and tell your partner.If you said the first syllable, you were right!The vowel in the second syllable, schwa, is neither long nor short and it is spelled differently in these words
5 Unaccented Syllables: Schwa + n, Schwa + r Look at these words and with your partner identify the /ən/ and /ər/ syllables. Divide the rest of the word into syllables and read the wordscinnamonemotionpillarterrorcinnamonemotionpillarterror
6 Structural Analysis: Word Parts: over, under, sub Look at this word and listen to me read it out loud: subtropicFind the prefix and the root word. Tell your partner.sub-, tropic = subtropicRemember: Many longer words contain familiar word parts and recognizing word parts can help you decode longer words.
7 Structural Analysis: Word Parts: over, under, sub Look at this chart and copy it into your journal. Work with your partner to identify the prefix and root word in each word and fill in the chart. Be sure you can blend the prefix and root word back together again to read the whole word.subwayundergooverheatsubzerounderbrushsubwayundergooverheatzerosubunderbrush
8 Structural Analysis: Inflections: -s, -es Look at these words and listen to me read them out loud: robot/robots lunch/lunches fox/foxes mess/messes wish/wishes mystery/mysteriesNotice for each pair of the above words:The endings –s and –es are added to many words to create the plural form.The ending –es is added to words that end in sh, ch, ss, s, x, or z to make a plural. The ending –es forms its own syllable when it follows a consonant.In words that end in consonant + y, the y changes to i when adding –es. Although the spelling changes, the vowel sound stays the same.
9 Structural Analysis: Inflections: -s, -es Look back through “The Case of the Too-Hot Apple Cider” and “Sequoyah’s Talking Leaves” and find 6 singular nouns. Write these in your journal. Then make each noun a plural noun by adding –s or –es. Be ready to read each plural noun that you wrote.