Word Study

Types of Syllables

  • Closed Syllable: (cl) Closed syllables have one vowel. The vowel is followed by one or more consonants on the right side. The vowel is short. Examples: lock, sled, in, stamps
  • Vowel-Consonant-e Syllables: (vce) The vowel is followed by a consonant and the letter e. The first vowel is long. The e is silent. Examples: ate, cute, stripe, spoke
  • Open Syllable: (op) Open Syllables have one vowel. The vowel is at the end of the syllable. The vowel is long. Examples: me, so, she, I, go

Homophones and Homographs

Each lesson will also include an emphasis on Homophones and Homographs.

  • Homophones: words that are spelled differently, but sound the same, and have different meanings based on their spelling Example: they're (contraction of "they are") and their (possessive plural)
  • Homographs: words that are spelled the same, but sound differently, and have different meanings. Example: bow (the ribbon on top of a gift) and bow (action taken at the end of a performance)

Greek and Latin Roots

At the conclusion of each typical word study unit, a week will be spent exploring Greek and Latin roots where we explore word origins and how these roots relate to a word's meaning.

At Home Help

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