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.