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# 5.16: Another Vowel Pattern: Ve #

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

## Another Vowel Pattern: Ve #

1. Mark the first vowel letter in each of the following words $â€˜vâ€™$. Then mark the next two letters either ‘$vâ€™$ or $â€˜câ€™$. If you get to the end of the word before you reach the second letter after the vowel, use the tic-tac-toe sign, #.In words that end ‘vc#’ mark the letter in front of the $â€˜vâ€™$ either $â€˜vâ€™$ or $â€˜câ€™$:

$& \text{gyp} && \text{sue} && \text{center} && \text{human} \\& \text{cvc}\# &&\ \ \text{vv}\# && \text{vcc} && \ \ \text{vcv} \\\\& \text{die} && \text{bottom} && \text{cages} && \text{cut} \\& \text{vv}\# && \ \ \text{vcc} && \ \ \text{vcv} && \text{cvc}\# \\\\& \text{trip} && \text{tree} && \text{tricky} && \text{sniff} \\& \text{cvc}\# && \ \ \text{vv}\# && \ \ \text{vcc} && \ \ \text{vcc} \\\\& \text{tiny} && \text{tie} && \text{shoe} && \text{blinked} \\& \ \ \text{vcv} && \text{vv}\# && \quad \text{vv}\# && \ \ \text{vcc} \\\\& \text{frog} && \text{toe} && \text{joked} && \text{knock} \\& \ \ \text{cvc}\# && \text{vv}\# && \ \ \text{vcv} && \quad \text{vcc}$

2. You should have found four different patterns of $vâ€™s$ and $câ€™s$:

Six words contain the pattern VCC.

Six words contain the pattern VV#.

Four words contain the pattern VCV.

Four words contain the pattern CVC#

3. In the pattern VCC is the vowel long or is it short? short. In the pattern CVC# the vowel is also short. But in the pattern VCV the first vowel is long.

4. In the words with the pattern VV# the second vowel is always the same letter. That letter is <e>.

Because these words all have <e> for the second vowel, we can call the pattern the Ve# pattern.

5. Now sort the words into the following matrix:

Words with VCC: Words with VCV: Words with CVC#: Words with Ve#:
Words with short vowels:

bottom

center

tricky

sniff

knock

gyp

trip

frog

cut

Words with long vowels:

tiny

cages

joked

human

die

sue

tree

tie

toe

shoe

6. In the CVC# pattern the vowel is short, but in the Ve# pattern the first vowel is long.

Word Find

This Find is shaped the way it is because it contains twenty-one words that all end in the pattern Ve#. As you find them, sort them into the boxes below. If you don’t find all twenty-one, do not fret too much, for some of them are tricky. If you get more than twelve, you have done well. If you get more than eighteen, you have done very well.

V
$[\mathrm{\bar{e}}]$ $[\bar{\mathrm{i}}]$ $[\bar{o}]$ $[\bar{\mathrm{u}}]$ $[\mathrm{y} \bar{\mathrm{u}}]$
agree genie dye hoe pursue argue
bee knee lie oboe shoe rescue
coffee sundae lye toe statue
eerie zee tie
fee

Among these words three spellings of $[\mathrm{\bar{e}}]$ in the pattern Ve# are <ee>, <ie>, and <ae>.

Two spellings of $[\bar{\mathrm{i}}]$ in the pattern Ve# are <ie> and <ye>.

Two spellings of $[\bar{\mathrm{u}}]$ in the pattern Ve# are <ue> and <oe>.

Teaching Notes.

Word Find. The Ve# ending in sundae has two pronunciations:$[\bar{\mathrm{e}}]$ and $[\bar{\mathrm{a}}]$. The only two known words in which $[\bar{\mathrm{u}}]$ is spelled <oe> are shoe and canoe.$\bar{\mathrm{u}}$? For more on these two words, see AES, p. 293.

## Subjects:

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5

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