Open and Closed Syllable Patterns. Lesson 11. Fluency. tiger. 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.
Predators are animals that kill and eat other animals.
What kinds of fish are predators – goldfish or sharks?
Traits are particular qualities or characteristics of a person or thing.
A certain eye color is a trait. Which members of your family do you share that trait with?
If something lures you, it makes you want to go to it, even though it is dangerous or could get you in trouble.
How would you lure a mouse into a trap?
If you avoid a person or thing, you keep away from them.
What is something you could do to avoid a mean looking dog?
If you mimic a person or thing, you try to act or look exactly like that person or thing.
How might you mimic the way a cat behaves?
If something is obvious, it is so easily seen or understood that no one has to explain it.
What makes it obvious that it’s raining outside?
If one person or thing resembles another, the two look similar to each other.
Does a dog resemble a wolf? Explain.
A deceptive person or thing tries to make you believe something that is not true.
Would you trust a deceptive person? Why or why not?