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# 8.18: Spelling [p] After Short and Long Vowels

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

## Spelling [p] After Short and Long Vowels

1. Fill in the blanks with either ‘long’ or ‘short’:

In the vcc pattern the vowel will usually be __________ if it is stressed.

In the vcv pattern the vowel will usually be __________ if it is stressed.

In the vc# pattern the vowel will usually be __________ if it is stressed.

2. Underline the letters that spell [p] in each of the following words:

\begin{align*}&\text{accept} && \text{escape} && \text{worship} && \text{occupy}\\ &\text{aspirin} && \text{whisper} && \text{type} && \text{unwrap}\\ &\text{pepper} && \text{chapter} && \text{glimpse} && \text{baptize}\\ &\text{symptom} && \text{vapor} && \text{friendship} && \text{happiness}\end{align*}

3. Find the closest vowel letter before the [p] in each word. Starting with that vowel, mark the pattern—either vcc, vcv, or vc#. In some of the words there is a consonant between the \begin{align*}<\text{p}>\end{align*} and the vowel.

There are __________ words with the pattern VCV.

There are __________ words with the pattern VC#.

There are __________ words with the pattern VCC.

4. Sort the sixteen words into the following matrix.

5. After a long vowel in the VCV pattern [p] is always spelled ______. After a short vowel in the VC# pattern [p] is always spelled ______. After a short vowel in the VCC pattern [p] is sometimes spelled ______ and sometimes it is spelled ______.

6. Sort the words with the VCC pattern into the following two groups:

7. Be ready to discuss this question: Why does the seond [p] in pepper and the [p] in happiness have to be spelled <pp> while [p] is spelled \begin{align*}<\text{p}>\end{align*} in words like aspirin and glimpse ?

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