Spelling Unit 1: VC/CV
This week we are working on two-syllable words that follow the "vowel/consonant/consonant/vowel" pattern (VC/CV).
This means that there are double consonants in the middle of the word. The first syllable ends with a consonant, and the second syllable begins with a consonant.
For example: INVENT has two syllables "in" and "vent" The VC/CV pattern is found in the letters "inve" The word is split into syllables between the consonants. Other examples are: mag/net, splen/did, hap/pen, and in/tend.
It is helpful to know where a word is split into syllables when a child is reading an unknown word. If there is a vowel at the end of the syllable, it says its "long" sound. If the vowel is not at the end (either at the beginning, or in the middle of the syllable), it says its "short" sound.
This Week's Spelling Word List: Short Vowels; Syllables VC/CV