The Six Syllable Types Freebie!

Last year, I did a series on teaching the six syllable types. Teaching the six syllable types is a phonics-based approach to teaching decoding and encoding (reading and spelling). Research shows that a phonics-based approach is the best approach for most students,...

The Six Syllable Types: Vowel Teams (Part II)

Vowel Teams are common letter combinations that include at least one vowel.   In Part I, I gave a brief overview of Vowel Teams. Below are some examples of Vowel Teams, and how you might see these used in teaching. I hope this helps!   ai, ay (wait, train, pay, stay)...

The Six Syllable Types: Vowel Teams (Part I)

Vowel Teams are the sixth syllable type we will discuss. Vowel Teams are letter combinations that include at least one vowel. For example, the /ay/ in the first syllable, and the /ea/ in the second syllable of the word “daydream” each make a vowel team. ...

The Six Syllable Types: R-Controlled

Continuing on with the six syllable types… R-Controlled Syllables: Have a single vowel followed by an r. -ar, -er, -ir,  -or, and –ur. The vowel before the vowel is neither long nor short. If you have been teaching for a bit, you may have heard simple words with...