Syllable Patterns
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Words have different syllable patterns. Recognizing a syllable pattern will help you to figure out how to read a word.

 

Below are some different syllable patterns you might find.

 

 

 

CVC

(consonant-vowel-consonant)

In a cvc pattern, the vowel is often a short vowel sound.

 

      C  V  C

         s   a    t

         l   e    t

         w  e    n    t

         t   a    c   k    s

 

 

 

 

 

CVCe

(consonant-vowel-consonant -e)

 

In a CVCe word, the vowel is followed by a consonant and then the letter e.  The e is usually silent and the vowel before the e is usually long.

C    V   C   e

b    i    k    e

 s    t    a    t   e

h    o   m    e

 

CVVC

(consonant-vowel-vowel-consonant)

In a CVVC word, two vowels appear between two consonants.  You should pronounce the long vowel sound in the first vowel.

C   V   V  C

g   r    a     i     n

g   r    e    e     n

    p    e    e     c   h

    b    e     a     n

 

 

Let's use syllable patterns to help us figure out longer words.

 

 

CVC - remember that the vowel makes the short sound.

never         hammer          pattern

 

 

 
CVCe - remember that the vowel makes the long sound and the e is silent.

escape         concentrate         lifelike

 

 

 

CVVC - remember to pronounce the long vowel sound the first vowel.

trained    peaceful    coaster

 

 

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