Teaching the 7 syllable patterns in words provides students with a visual focus, but this also will help them build their auditory skills.
*I have included a poster for Vr combination in the accented and unaccented syllable.*
Ex: star (accented) & dollar (un-accented)
Syllable patterns determine what the vowel sound will be in a word for reading. And visa-versa, for spelling, the vowel sound will help determine the syllable pattern.
For example in spelling –
Given the word “bake” –
There are only 3 sounds: b – a – k
Knowing a closed syllable – VC - makes the vowel sound short, “bak” could not spell “bake” – focusing in on the long ‘a’ sound guides the speller to add a silent final ‘e’ to make a Vce pattern instead.
Each “V” represents “vowel”…any vowel. “C” represents “consonant”
The name of each syllable pattern is labeled on below the pattern.
The posters provide a visual reminder of the patterns to look for in words when spelling and reading.
Be sure to check out my Syllable Pattern packets with mini lessons for teaching syllable patterns.