Learning to read can be tough. Words that we read naturally may not come to our kids quite so easily.
At school, teachers help kids with decoding strategies to help students learn to read.
We thought we’d share the six Syllable Types with you, so that when you are reading with your kids at home, you can help them with decoding words as well.
The six syllable types
There are six hard and fast rules for Syllable types – basically how vowel sounds are pronounced. Is there a short a or a long a in ‘water’ – for example.
However, as with any rules in English, there are exceptions to the rules.
Below we’ll go through the six syllable types and highlight the exceptions as part of each category. Let’s dive in.
As a point of reference, V = Vowel and C = Consonant.