Before summer break, I started a series on the six basic syllable types. I blogged generally on the six types, and on closed syllables and more on closed syllables. Today I am resuming with open syllables.
As a refresher, the logic behind teaching syllable types is that it helps take the mystery out of reading, especially for students with reading disabilities. Students are given the tools to attack a word, and break it down into smaller, readable parts.
- End in one vowel.
- The vowel sound is long.
Examples of open syllables are: hi, so, he, she, try, si·lent (“si” is open), re·pent, by·line.
The Exceptions: The a can make the schwa sound as in A·las·ka. The i can make the short i sound as in com·pli·cate.
Next week we will look at vowel-consonant-e syllables.