I created this packet for visual learners, struggling readers…really anyone can benefit from learning this syllable pattern strategy. It helps students grasp the concept of decoding words by identifying the pattern in the word and begin to apply this concept to their reading and spelling. Students get excited and empowered as they see these strategies work in their reading and spelling assignments. When students, as early as pre-school, are taught to look for the syllable patterns in words, instead of memorization of letters, students will engage in reading and spelling with great growth & success.
I like to introduce Vce syllable pattern shortly after my students have practiced the application of the closed and open syllable patterns. Students will benefit from being able to pick out these 3 syllable patterns in multi-syllable words. As you initially introduce the Vowel –e syllable using the poster, be sure to show students the hand-sign. This is a multi-sensory strategy to help with retention of information. Remember there are SIX patterns the students will eventually learn! I love to play a game where I write a word – real or non-sense – on the board and student(s) show the hand-sign for one of the syllable patterns that have been introduced. This allows you to assess the students that need reinforcement of concept.