Unit 3 Concepts

Key Concepts for Unit 3

Closed Syllable Exceptions-
closed syllables usually have a short vowel sound like in the word "up."  There are 5 exceptions to this rule:  
/ild/ as in child              /old/ as in cold
/ost/ as in post             /ind/ as in kind
/olt/ as in colt
These are exceptions because they have long vowel sounds.  

Trick Words- words that cannot be tapped and do not follow spelling rules. 
These must be memorized.  

Current Trick Words- when, which, again, more, aw
ay


More vowel teams- students should recognize the following vowel teams in words and the sounds they make.  We will not focus on the spelling rules for these combinations until a later unit.  EX. coin, boy