What are the 7 vowels?
A E I O U
And sometimes…Y
And sometimes…W
All other letters are
called…
CONSONANTS
Vowels can be pronounced a couple
ways. Ex: “A” can be:

Long (says its name) For example, may.

Short
For example, cat.

Schwa
For example, Katrina.
--sounds like “uh”
How do you pronounce these
vowels?
LONG
SHORT
SCHWA
A
A
A
A
E
E
E
E
I
I
I
I
O
O
O
O
U
U
U
U
How do you know when to
make the long, short, or
schwa sound?
It depends on what
kind of syllable it is.
The 6 Kinds of Syllables
Key—V = vowel & C = consonant
OPEN SYLLABLE

How to Recognize: V, CV (ends w/vowel)

Sound it Makes: long, schwa

Examples: a, alive, be, believe
CLOSED SYLLABLE

How to Recognize: VC, CVC, CCVCC,
CCCVCCC (ends w/consonant)

Sound it Makes: short, schwa

Examples: mom, dad
Choral Response:
Kind of Syllable &
How to Pronounce
TA
TAD
SE
SEM
RE
RED
PO
PON
SI
SIT
DU
DUB
MO
MOM
SA
SAF
CU
CUT
MI
MIB
Silent -E

How to Recognize: VCE, CVCE

Sound it Makes: long, schwa

Examples: ace, surface
R-Controlled

How to Recognize: VR

Sound it Makes: R

Examples: car, fir, word
Consonant -LE

How to Recognize: -cle

Sound it Makes: You do not hear the –e.

Examples: turtle, buckle, wrestle
Double Vowel

How to Recognize:
2 or more vowels together

Sound it Makes: varies

Examples: cause, Leigh, sleigh
The Plus Category

How to Recognize: Doesn’t Fit Elsewhere

Sound it Makes: varies

Example: orange
– Also, some words from other languages.
Knowing these syllables
Will help you pronounce new words.
 Will help you spell words correctly.

The End
Please review the syllable types,
and when you feel ready,
take the quiz.
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