This book is a great resource and reference guide for syllables! This resource describes and defines what a syllable is, how to break a multisyllabic word (written word- NOT a spoken word) into syllables to decode or encode, the various types of syllables (also known as "vowel patterns"), and how to use the types of syllable patterns to figure out how the vowel sounds (short, long, r-controlled).
Instruction that focuses on using syllable patterns is an excellent approach to teaching phonics and enhances decoding/encoding strategies, because it eliminates the need for memorizing a new rule for every spelling pattern in the English language. Instead of a rule, song, or chant for every phonics pattern imaginable, the syllable approach uses the 6 main syllable types (or 7 if you count the Vowel Teams as 2: "Predictable" and "Unpredictable") to teach the concepts of syllables and vowel spelling patterns to allow readers to understand the WHY and the HOW behind the many sounds and spelling patterns of our language, and the concepts will allow students to easily figure out which sound(s) a vowel makes in a given word and how to easily break apart and solve multisyllabic words when reading. This also leads to better spelling because it allows to grasp a better understanding of the concepts of our language and how words are put together. Breaking words into syllables to encode them will ensure more accuracy when spelling and writing.
This syllable book is designed for any reading instruction that includes lessons in phonics, word work lessons, RTI/MTSS instruction, small group lessons, decoding & blending strategies, vowel patterns, syllable type instruction, spelling strategies, advanced decoding, and word study with multisyllabic words.