Six Syllable Types Used in Syllable-Type Instruction
|Syllable Type||Examples||Description of Syllable Type|
A syllable having a short vowel and ending in a consonant
(VC, CVC, CCVC, CVCC)
A syllable with a long vowel sound that is spelled with a single-vowel letter
A syllable with a vowel combination such as ai, oa, ea, or oi
(CVVC, CCVVC, CVVCC)
A syllable with a vowel combination such as ar, or, er, ir, or ur
A syllable with a long vowel sound with a consonant and final e
(VCe, CVCe, CCVCe)
||A final syllable containing a consonant before le|
Source: Archer, A.L., Gleason, M.M., & Vachon, U.L. (2003). Decoding and fluency: Foundation skills for struggling older readers. Learning Disability Quarterly, 26, 89-101.
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