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closed syllables

There are 6 types of syllables. We will learn 2 this year.

Closed Syllalbles

A syllable is a part of a word that can be said in one puff of breath. It contains one vowels sound.

cat is one syllable catnip is two syllables

A closed syllable is a syllable that has only one vowel and that vowel is followed by a constanant. This makes the vowel short.

So when looking for closed syllables check for 3 things.

1. Only 1 Vowel

2. The vowel is closed in by one or more constanants.

3. The vowel is short.

There are syllables that have one vowel followed by a constanant that are not short vowels. (Syllables ending in h, r, y, and w follow a different syllable rule and are not closed syllables.)

closed syllable words include : such, it, bat

syllables that are not closed include she, bike, coat

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