Lesson 14


Phonics- Complex Syllables

Here are some common English pronunciation patterns:

  • In English, when the letters 'p' and 'h' are placed together, it makes an /f/ sound.
  • The letter 'q' is always followed by the letter 'u.' In English there are no 'qu' syllables which are followed by another 'u' so just practice the sound as /kw/, trying not to add any vowel sounds afterward.

The syllables 'sce,' 'sci,' and 'scy' will follow the same pattern we learned in lesson 1, with the letter 'c' making a soft /s/ sound.

pha

qua

spa

sta

sca

swa

phe

que

spe

ste

sce

swe

phi

qui

spi

sti

sci

swi

pho

quo

spo

sto

sco

swo

phu

qu-

spu

stu

scu

swu

phy

quy

spy

sty

scy

swy

(* Reminder: When a syllable ends in a vowel, it will most likely have a long vowel sound. In these lessons, syllables ending in the letters 'i' and 'y' are pronounced with a long vowel sound, and sound like the word 'eye.')

Next Steps

Wonderful job! Please go to the final syllable-related phonics lesson.

Lesson 14- Syllables