Reviewing the vowel patterns often is critical in children being able to identify them. Now that the child has discovered the closed, open and silent e pattern it is time to start showing her how parts of words can go under different patterns. For example, the word “hotel” gets broken up as “ho-tel”. The ho goes under the open pattern and tel can go under the closed pattern. Another example is robot. This word gets broken up as ro-bot. Ro goes under the open pattern and bot goes under the closed pattern.
Here is a video that shows how to do this with some other words.
Here are some words that can be broken by syllable and added to different parts of the chart.
At this point, only the adult is breaking the word by syllables. Later on you are going to learn a method called spot and dot, which will be the child’s guide as to how to break up the word to figure out how to read it.
Here is a review of the chants for each of the vowel patterns. Repeating these when you are going over them with child is helpful.
One little vowel squished in the middle, makes it’s stuck sound just a little.
When the vowel on the end is free, it is going to pop way up and say it’s name to me.
Silent e has a claim to fame, he makes the vowel before him say it’s real name.