Practice Activity for reviewing closed, open & closed exception syllables:
1. Color-code a short list of closed (red), open (blue) & closed exception syllables (purple) using the included 'reminder' hints based on the rules
2. Mark the syllables by scooping to the end of the syllable, marking it 'c' for closed, 'o' for open and 'c' crossed out for closed exception & marking the vowel short (with a breve) or long (with a macron).
3. Cut and glue the syllables into the graphic organizer to sort by closed, open, or closed exceptions.
4. Check answers with the included color-coded teacher's guide/answer key
1. All 'words' included are nonsense words that follow the rules of closed syllables (ends with a consonant, vowel is short), open syllables (ends with a vowel, vowel is long) and closed exceptions (ends with a consonant, but the vowel is long) in order to be sure that students practice, apply and decode the first two syllable types instead of simply memorizing or reciting by memory. Reminder rules are included, in addition to the reminder sentence for closed exceptions (You can fIND the wILD cOLT by the OLD pOST.)
2. Words, and rule-based reminders are color-coded to help with cementing English language rules into memory - this lesson is ideal for students with reading disabilities, ELLs and secondary students who need more strategic instruction and systematic practice opportunities.
3. Teacher's answer key included
4. Great for independent practice, interactive notebooks and informal assessment.
5. See Sorting Activity #1 to practice only closed and open syllables -