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Transcript Syllabication: VCCV
Dee and Kala are getting ready to split words. They have their splitter, wedge, and word pile. But, when it comes time to begin, they aren’t sure where to split the word. Let's help them by learning "Syllabication: VCCV”. Syllabication is just a long word that means the division of a word into its syllables. We split a word into its syllables to make smaller chunks that are easier to sound out. All words have at least one syllable and one vowel, but some words can have many syllables and vowels. Remember, vowels are the letters A, E, I, O and U. We can use these vowels to help us know where to divide the word and make it easier to say. Let's look at some VCCV words, or words that follow the vowel-consonant, consonant vowel pattern like the word, muffin, to practice. First, find the vowels, U and I, and mark them with V’s. Then, find the consonants between those vowels, F and F and mark them with C’s. Next, draw a line in the middle of those F consonants to split the word apart. After that, name each type of syllable to know the vowel sounds they will make. Both M U F and F I N are closed syllables, so the vowels will make short sounds. Now, blend each syllable /m /u /f/, muf. /F/ /i/ /n/, fin. Finally, put the syllables together and say the whole word: muffin! But, there are some exceptions to this rule. One happens when a consonant digraph like CH, SH, or TH is between the two vowels, then those consonants stay together. Otherwise, we can follow the VCCV splitting rule. Let's practice with this VCCV word: napkin. First, find the vowels, A and I, and mark them with V’s. Then, find the consonants between those vowels, P and K, and mark them with C’s. Next, draw a line in between P and K to split the word apart. After that, name each type of syllable to know the vowel sounds they will make. Both N A P and K I N are closed syllables, so the vowels will make short sounds. Now, blend each syllable /n/ /a/ /p/, nap. /K /i/ /n/, kin. Finally, put the syllables together and say the whole word: napkin! As Dee and Kala finish splitting the VCCV word pile, let's remember! Today we learned about syllabication and how to divide VCCV words. To split a VCCV word, divide the word between the two middle consonants. Find and mark the vowels with a V. Find and mark the consonants between those vowels with a C. Draw a line between those consonants to divide the word. Identify the syllable type for each syllable. Sound out each syllable and read the whole word. Remember, just don't split digraphs if they are between the two vowels. "Now the syllables are the perfect size for the wheelbarrow!" "C'mon let's get these back to the campsite."