2basket bas/ket How many syllables does this word have? v c c vbasketHow many syllables does this word have?The letters, aske, form the VCCV pattern.Each consonant in the middle of the word, basket, stands for its own sound.The syllables are divided between the 2 consonants, s and k.bas/ket
3v c c vbotherThis word also has the VCCV pattern, but the consonants th stand for 1 sound – /th/When bother is divided into syllables, the consonants, th , stay together in the firstsyllable.both/er
4basketryCan you use what you learned about the shorter word, basket, to read this word?Does this word have the VCCV pattern?Do the 2 consonants make 1 sound or do they each make their own sound? (Remember- if they each make their own sound you’ll divide the word between them)Where would you divide this word into syllables?bas/ket/ry
5Try these. 1. Identify the VCCV pattern. 2.Tell whether the consonants stand for onesound or two.3. Read the words aloud.
6bushel bush/el bushel -yes, it has a VCCV syllable pattern. The medial consonants stand for 1 sound.bush/el
7computer com/put/er Computer - yes, it has a VCCV syllable pattern. The medial consonants stand for 2 sounds.com/put/er
8customer cus/to/mer customer - yes, it has a VCCV syllable pattern. The medial consonants stand for 2 sounds.cus/to/mer
9bothering Bothering - yes, it has a VCCV syllable pattern. The medial consonants stand for 1 sound.both/er/ing
10By identifying syllable patterns, YOU can decode multi-syllable words!
11As you read “When Washington Crossed the Delaware,” be sure to look for words with the VCCV syllable pattern.Determine if the medial consonants make 1 or 2 sounds.