Syllable Patterns: Vowel Digraphs. l oad / ing. The word is broken into two syllables – a base word ( l oad ) and an ending ( ing ). A vowel digraph is when two vowels come together to make one sound. The base word l oad contains the vowel pair oa . It makes one sound /ō/.
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The word is broken into two syllables – a base word (load) and an ending (ing).
A vowel digraph is when two vowels come together to make one sound.
The base word load contains the vowel pair oa. It makes one sound /ō/.
Notice that loadis a closed syllable (the letter sound /d/ closes the first syllable). But even though the syllable is closed, the oa digraph keeps its long sound /ō/
This word is broken into two syllables.
The second syllable contains a vowel/consonant pair ew. It makes a blended sound /yū/.This is a dipthong.
A dipthong is when a vowel and a consonant blend together to make one sound.
In either case- these letters stay together and are not broken to divide the word into syllables.
And…even if the syllable is closed, if the digraph has a long sound then that syllable has a long sound.
Where are the syllable breaks?
What letters make the digraphs or diphthongs?
pro / nounce
ou – diphthong
Is the first syllable open or closed?
au / to / mo / bile
Is the second syllable /to/ open or closed?
What about the third syllable? Is it open or closed?
de / creas / ing
Is the syllable /creas/ open or closed?
If it is closed why does it still have the long e sound? (hint: Think about the digraph!)
awe / some
par / a / mount
ou - diphthong
mean / ing / ful
What about the last syllable? Is it open or closed?