Syllabication Fall 2013

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Syllabication
Dividing Words into Syllables
VC/CV
V /CV
VC/ V
V/V
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Benefits of Syllabication
 Students show improvement in:
 Spelling
 Decoding
 Pronunciation
 Fluency
 Vocabulary Development
 Visual Memory
 Auditory Memory
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What is a Syllable?
A syllable is a word or part of a word with
a vowel sound.
(a
e
i
o
u)
 Vowel sound may be spelled with more than
one vowel
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Syllables may be…
Open
/no/
/toe/
 Open syllables usually have a
long sound
Closed
/rat/
/cot/
 Closed syllables usually have
a short sound
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1.
Underline the vowels and mark the
with a [ v ] to find the number of syllables.
1
“v”)
2
attic
V
V
Count and number of vowels sounds
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2.
Swoop between the vowels sounds. Pull
down the consonants between the vowels to
find the pattern.
1
“v”
2
) attic
VC C V
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 Divide using the cut pattern.
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
1
2
“v” )a t t i c
vc cv

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4
1
2
 Check the position of the vowels and mark them.
( ˘ ˉ ͠
 Use the diacritical markings
Ə)
 Is the syllable open or closed?
 Ask yourself: Is the vowel followed by a consonant?
If yes, we have a closed syllable. Mark the vowel with a brev ( ̆ ).
1
2
“v” ) ăt t ĭ c
VC CV
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 Blend the sounds and syllables together to
unlock the word. Adjust if necessary.


( Schwa = Ə )
(V |C|V)
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CUT PATTERNS
FOR DIVIDING WORDS
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VC/CV
V/C/V
VC/CCV
V/V
VC/CCCV
VCC/CCV (compound words)
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Try on your own!
 fabric
border
 pilot
exit
 include
instruct
 flighty
neon
 article
background
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VCCV
VC/CV
fab/ric
bor/der
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VCV
V/CV OR VC/V
pi/lot
fligh/ty
ex/it
ar/ti/cle
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VCCCV
VC/CCV
in/clude
(consonant blend)
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VCCCCV
 VC/CCCV
VCC/CCV
in/struct
back/ground
 (consonant cluster)
(compound word)
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VV
V/V
ne/on
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