Decode! Book 6 introduces morphemes and the consonant-le syllable.
The concept of building new words from old words is introduced by describing compound words, suffixes and prefixes. Fluency practice sheets feature common suffixes and prefixes. Anglo-Saxon suffixes and prefixes are included as well as a few Latin prefixes. The fluency sheets comprise:
* Words featuring the affix;
* Sentences including words with the featured affix.
Several worksheets are provided. One worksheet reviews the meanings of common suffixes. Two more worksheets cover spelling patterns associated with suffixes: (1) the double 1-1-1 rule for adding suffixes to single-syllable base words and (2) how to add a suffix to a base word that ends with a silent-e.
Decode! booklets have already introduced closed, open and silent-e syllables. This pack introduces a new syllable type, the consonant-le syllable. A consonant-le syllable comes at the end of a word, and in this pack, it is combined with closed or open syllables. Words that combine r-controlled syllables with consonant-le syllables (e.g. sparkle) are not included.
Students are invited to identify individual syllables before reading the words and sentences. Students should be encouraged to repeatedly read any or all of the words and sentences. Research shows that repeated reading aids fluency. These sheets may be especially useful for teachers using the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction with older struggling readers.
Finally, a simple board game, BUILDING NEW WORDS FROM OLD WORDS, is included so that students may review compound words, suffixes and prefixes.