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# 3.18: Review of Long and Short Vowel Patterns

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## Review of Long and Short Vowel Patterns

1. We use <v> to mark vowel letters. We use <c> to mark consonant letters. Draw a tic-tac-toe sign: # .

2. Mark the first vowel in each of these words with a <v>. Then mark the next twoletters either <v> or <c>. If you get to the end of the word before you have marked all three letters, use the tic-tac-toe sign to mark the end of the word. Remember that if a word has more than one vowel letter, you start marking with the first one:

$& \text{baby} &&\text{bottle} && \text{brush} && \text{closed} && \text{alcohol} \\& \quad \text{vcv} && \quad \text{vcc} && \quad \text{vcc} && \quad \text{vcv} && \quad \text{vcc} \\& \text{dance} && \text{doggy} && \text{coffee} && \text{likely} && \text{made} \\& \quad \text{vcc} && \quad \text{vcc} && \quad \text{vcc} && \quad \text{vcv} && \quad \text{vcv} \\& \text{summer} && \text{rule} && \text{scene} && \text{selling} && \text{zipper} \\& \quad \text{vcc} && \quad \text{vcv} && \quad \text{vcv} && \quad \text{vcc} && \quad \text{vcc} \\& \text{shut} && \text{has} && \text{thin} && \text{when} && \text{different} \\& \quad \text{vc}\# && \quad \text{vc}\# && \quad \text{vc}\# && \quad \text{vc}\# && \quad \text{vcc}$

In words that end VC# mark the letter in front of the $V$ either <v> or <c>.

3. Six of these words have the pattern VCV

Ten have the pattern VCC.

Four have the pattern CVC# .

4. Sort the words into this matrix:

Words with the pattern:
VCV VCC CVC#
Words with long vowels

baby

rule

scene

closed

likely

Words with short vowels

dance alcohol

summer

zipper

bottle

different

doggy

brush

coffee

selling

shut

has

thin

when

5. In the pattern VCV the first vowel is long but in the pattern VCC the vowel is short. And in the pattern CVC# the vowel is also short.

Watch the Middles!

whiteness
white ness
white ness
white ness
whiteness
ripeness
ripe ness
ripe ness
ripe ness
ripeness
likely
like ly
like ly
like ly
likely
cutely
cute ly
cute ly
cute ly
cutely

Teaching Notes.

Watch the Middles. The suffix -ness turns adjectives into nouns. Students will study -ness in Book Five. The suffix -ly in these Middles turns adjectives into adverbs. Students will study this -ly in Book Seven. (The other suffix -ly, which turns nouns into adjectives, as in mother, motherly, is discussed in Book Four.

## Subjects:

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5

Feb 23, 2012

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