The Six Syllable Types Closed Syllables Open Syllables Magic-E Syllables Vowel-Team
Syllables Vowel-R Syllables
Consonant Patterns in Monosyllabic Words
Chapter IV: Multisyllable Words
Prefixes and Suffixes Rules for Adding Suffixes
The Doubling (or 1-1-1) Rule
The Silent-E Rule
Adding Suffixes to Words That End in Y
Syllable Division Patterns The CLE Pattern The VCCV Pattern The VCV Pattern
Pronunciation of Multisyllable Words
Chapter V: Phonemic Awareness
Identifying the Problem
Developing Phonemic Awareness
Appendix A: Sounds for Consonants and Vowels
Consonants and Consonant Teams Single Consonants Single-Sound Consonant Teams Consonant
Blends Other Letter Combinations
Vowels and Vowel Teams The Vowel-Team Pictures
Thoughts on Teaching Vowel Sounds
Appendix B: Prefixes and Suffixes
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