Six Syllable Types
"Without a strategy for chunking longer words into manageable parts,students may look at a longer word and simply resort to guessing what it is — or just skipping it. Familiarity with syllable-spelling conventions help readers
know whether a vowel is long, short, a diphthong, r-controlled, or whether endings have been added when reading words. Familiarity with syllable patterns help students read longer words accurately and fluently and to solve spelling problems. During instruction, your children will be exposed to many words that follow these rules, and they are encouraged to use the rules for use with additional words. In many cases, teachers also include pseudo (nonsense) words for application. The incorporation of nonsense words in phonics instruction is supported by current research and serves different purposes. One purpose is that it ensures application of the rule or pattern. More importantly, it enables students to read words that are not in their vocabularies because students will be able to apply the rules to accurately decode the word. Additionally, reading nonsense words prepare students to decode unfamiliar multisyllabic words. When the basic syllable division rules are applied to break down longer words, students must read the parts (which in many cases are nonsense words). For instance, if a student breaks the word sarcastic into syllables, he/she must read the “nonsense” words sar, cas, and tic to accurately read the word. Through practice reading and writing nonsense words, students will be more prepared to solve words with more than one syllable.
By learning the syllable types and the rules for dividing words, students are empowered to solve unknown words and increase their vocabularies. Please use this same syllable terminology with your child when working with them at home to support the patterns and/or rules he or she is learning in school." *carrolk12.org
The attachments below will show you the six syllable types with the rules for each one. There is also an example of the Six Syllable House visual I have for students to refer to when needed.
Closed Syllable- https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/493/closed_syllable.docx
Vowel Consonant -e Syllable- https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/493/vowel_consonant_e.docx
Vowel +r Syllable- https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/493/vowel_r_syllable.docx
Vowel Pair/Team Syllable- https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/493/vowel_pair_syllable.docx
Final Stable Syllable- https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/493/final_stable_syllable.docx
Six Syllable House Visual- https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/493/syllable_house.docx