Make it simple for students to decode 2, 3, and 4 syllable words.
Beginning and struggling readers often want
to make 3-syllable words into 2-syllable words
and 4-syllable words into 2 or 3-syllable words.
Our intent is to help students recognize
common clusters in longer words,
pronouncing most syllables
as previously learned clusters.
Beginning or struggling readers should NOT
have to learn complicated rules for syllabication.
We use familiar common English clusters
to encourage “syllabication.”
students are now familiar
with most common clusters in English.
Some students who have previously been exposed
to a “word family approach” to decoding
should be able to jump right into this style (EVPS 4)
of “no rules” syllabication + sentence completion.