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 A syllable is a word or part of a word that is organized around a vowel or a vowel team made by one push of breath and the English language has six syllable types. Teaching the students to recognize the syllable types and how to divide them correctly in longer printed words is very important for students to learn so that they can read words more accurately and fluently and can help them learn to spell correctly and efficiently.


1. Closed Syllable - a syllable with one vowel and the vowel is a short vowel sound, ending in one or more consonants, for example: Max

2. Vowel-Consonant-e Syllable - a syllable with a long vowel sound with one vowel followed with one consonant and the final vowel sound is e and the e is a silent example: mule

3. Open Syllable - a syllable that ends with a long vowel sound with a one-vowel letter, for example: gnu

4. Vowel Team - a syllable with short, long, and/or diphthong vowel sounds with a letter and/or letters combination, for example: bear

5. Vowel-r - a syllable with one vowel letter followed by r, sometimes called r-controlled, for example: tern

6. Consonant-le Syllable - a syllable with a consonant followed by l and e and  e is silent, for example: turtle


to be continued...


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