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Wilson Rules
Sounds for /k/

At the beginning of a word:

c is almost always used at the beginning of a word

k should only be used before e, i, or y. (key, kitten)

At the end of the word:

Use ck at the end of a word after a short vowel. (sock)

Use k at the end of a word if the /k/ sound is not immediately following the vowel. (milk)



Bonus Letter Rule

At the end of a one-syllable word, if the word has one vowel, followed immediately by an f, l, or s at hte end, double that consonant.

The extra f, l, or s is considered a bonus letter because it is extra. It does not make a sound.

(chill, mess, off)

The f, l, or s is doubled only if it immediately follows the vowel. It iss not doubled if it is part of a blend, as in the word, shelf.



Closed Syllable

This syllablecan only have one vowel.

The vowel is followed by one or more consonants (closed in).

The vowel is short, marked with a breve. (U)

This syllable can be combined with other syllables to make multisyllabic words.



Open Syllable

This syllable has only one vowel which is the last letter in the syllable.

The vowel sound is long. To indicate the long sound, the vowel is marked with a macron (-).

This syllable can be combined with other syllables to make multisyllabic words.



V-C-e Syllable

This syllable has a vowel, then a consonant, then an e.

The first vowel is long. The vowel is marked with a macron.

The e is silent.

This syllable can be combined with other syllables to make multisyllabic words.



R-Controlled Syllable

This syllable contains a single vowel followed by an r (ar,er, ir, or. ur)

The vowel is neither long nor short : it is controlled by the r.

This syllable cn be combined with other syllables to make multisyllabic words.



Double Vowel Syllable

This syllable contains a vowel digraph or diphthong. These are vowel teams.

Vowel Digraph: Two vowels together that represent one sound (ee)

Vowel Diphthong: A sound that begins with one vowel sound and glides into another (oi)



Consonant -le Syllable

This syllable has only three letters: a consonant, an l, and an e.

The e is silent. It is the vowel. Every syllable needs at least one vowel. The consonant and the l are sounded like a blend.

This syllable must be the last syllable in a multisyllabic word.

(gobble bugle)
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