In these lessons we are (1) practicing blending basic letter sounds, and (2) learning about how vowel letters change pronunciation depending on their location within a syllable. In this lesson we learn about "closed syllables."
English Spelling and Pronunciation
When a syllable ends with a consonant, the vowel usually makes a shorter sound. An example is "ad" from the first syllable of the word "ad-vent." The syllable "eb" below will have a short 'e' which sound like the first syllable of the word "eb-o-ny."
Practice reading these syllables with the short vowel sound, going down each column, before moving to the column on the right- First read all the 'a' syllables, then the 'e' syllables, 'i,' 'o,' and finally 'u.'
Wonderful job! Please go to the next phonics lesson.