Open and Closed Syllable Patterns. Lesson 11. favor. Listen to me read this word aloud. How many syllables do you hear in this word? Hold up the number of fingers that show how many syllables you hear. Where should the word be divided?
If you are unsure how to pronounce a word, think about what you have learned about where to break a word into syllables.
Then, look at where the syllable breaks and try to determine if the syllable is open or closed.
If you are still unsure, try pronouncing the word with both a long and short sound and listen for a word you know.
Look at the words below. With your partner divide them into syllables. Decide whether each syllable is open or closed and whether the vowel sound is long or short.
With a partner look in your science or social studies book for four more multisyllabic words.
With your partner list the words you find and note whether the syllables follow the open or closed syllable pattern.
Exchange lists with another pair of partners and take turns reading aloud the words on the list.