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Are your students having a hard time with open and closed syllables? Use these houses to help! Open the house door to show an open syllable, close the door to show a closed syllable.
What is included?
Two posters with definitions to post in your classroom
19 syllable houses to practice short and long sounds of e, i, and o
**These really helped it click for my students that were having a hard time understanding.**
How to use them:
Print out the houses and cut up the left hand side of the door and across the top of the door. Fold the door back so it opens and closes. Explain what an open or closed syllable is, and have students practice reading the words.
Open: The door is open. The vowel can shout it’s name!
me, we, be, he, hi, go, so
Closed: The door is closed. The vowel is still shouting its name but since the door is closed all we hear is the short vowel sound.
web, wed, bed, bet, Ben, hem, hen, meg, men, met, wet, hit, hip, him gob got, sob, sot nod, not.
Let me know if you have any questions! firstname.lastname@example.org