Does Logic of English Teach Syllable Types?
Logic of English instruction focuses on the type of vowels in words because the vowel forms the syllable.
Students will be introduced to vowel types in both Foundations and Essentials because once vowel types are understood, it is simple to apply this information to understanding syllable types.
Vowel Types Logic of English Teaches
Tips for Teaching Vowel Types During Spelling Analysis
- Keep in mind the vowel sound is what forms the syllable.
- The purpose of identifying vowel types and syllables is to help students analyze words.
- It can be beneficial to understand the vowel type when trying to read and spell longer multi-syllable words.
- Spelling rules are often used to determine the vowel type.
- A E O U usually say their long sound at the end of the syllable. When a vowel is at the end of a syllable, it is open.
- Most often, a short vowel in a syllable with a consonant at the end will be closed.
- Multi-letter vowels cannot be broken between syllables.
Understanding vowel types and syllables is an advanced phonics skill and can take time and practice to understand. Be patient and continue being curious about words as you work on understanding the logic behind English spelling!
Logic of English has a free resource available on our website that explains how vowel types work with the popular syllable acronym CLOVER. Check it out in the Spelling Rule and Phonograms section on our Free Resources page: