MULTI-SYLLABIC WORDS are words that have more than one syllable. Every syllable in a word has only one vowel sound.
Decoding a word is the ability to look through a word, segment, and blend.
Please practice writing the following multi-syllabic words. Place an O for open and a C for closed at the end of each syllable. Study
the multi-syllabic rules below.
Rules for decoding multi-syllabic words. These common syllables-spelling patterns will provide students with insight into how words are put together.
A Closed Syllable: These syllables end in a consonant and the vowel in the syllable is usually short. Example, the words rab/bit and the word nap/kin.
An Open Syllable: These syllables end in a vowel and the vowel is genernally long. Example, the words pi/lot and po/lite.
R-controlled: When a vowel is followed by r, the letter affects the sound of the vowel. The vowel and the r appear in the same syllable. Example: bird, turtle.
Vowel-silent e These represent long-vowel sounds. Example: complete, decide.
Consonant-le: Usually the le appears at the end of a word and is preceded by a consonant, the consonant plus le forms the final syllable. Example: table, little.
Vowel Team: Many vowels sounds are spelled with vowel digraphs such as ai, ay, ea, ee, oa, ow, oo, oi, oy, ou, ie, and ei. The vowel digraphs appear in the same sylable. Example: boat, explain