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Review of VCC and VCV

1. Write a word that contains each of these vowel sounds:

Short Vowel Sounds Words
Short <\mathrm{a}>,[a]: Answers
Short <e>,[e]: will
Short <\mathrm{i}>,[i]: vary.
Short <o>,[o]:
Short<\mathrm{u}>,[u]:
Dotted short <\mathrm{u}>, [\dot{\mathrm{u}}]:
Long Vowel Sounds Words
Long <\mathrm{a}>,[\bar{\mathrm{a}}]: Answers
Long <e>,[\bar{\mathrm{e}}]: will
Long <\mathrm{i}>,[\bar{\mathrm{i}}]: vary.
Long <o>,[\bar{\mathrm{o}}]:
Long <oo>,[\bar{\mathrm{u}}]:
Long <\mathrm{u}>,[\mathrm{y}\bar{\mathrm{u}}]:

2. Here are the twenty words with which you worked in the last lesson:

&\text{bandage} && \text{major}&& \text{sense} && \text{opposite}\\&\ \text{vcc} && \ \text{vcv} && \ \text{vcc} && \text{vcc}\\\\&\text{gate} && \text{missile} && \text{joking} && \text{kept}\\&\ \text{vcv} && \ \text{vcc} && \ \text{vcv} && \ \text{vcc}\\\\&\text{fill} && \text{climate} && \text{dissolve} && \text{misty}\\&\ \text{vcc} && \ \text{vcv} && \ \text{vcc} && \ \text{vcc}\\\\&\text{maniac} && \text{gather} && \text{tiny} && \text{rise}\\&\ \ \text{vcv} && \ \text{vcc} && \ \text{vcv} && \ \text{vcv}\\\\&\text{human} && \text{lady} && \text{victim} && \text{twice}\\&\ \text{vcv} && \ \text{vcv} && \ \text{vcc} && \ \ \text{vcv}

In some of these twenty words the first vowel is short. In some it is long. Sort the twenty words into the following matrix:

Words in which the first vowel is . . .
Short Long
Words with the pattern VCC

bandage

fill

missile

gather

sense

dissolve

victim

opposite

kept

misty

Words with the pattern VCV

gate

maniac

human

major

climate

lady

joking

tiny

rise

twice

3. In words that contain the pattern VCC, the vowel is short.

In words that contain the pattern VCV, the first vowel is long.

Word Venn. Into circle A put only words that contain the sound [\bar{\mathrm{a}}]. Into circle B put only words that contain the sound [a]. Into circle C put only words that contain [s] or [z].

&\text{gate} && \text{attack} && \text{victim} && \text{bandage}\\&\text{maniac} && \text{disgrace} && \text{major} && \text{missile}\\&\text{human} && \text{lady} && \text{passageway} && \text{match}\\&\text{opposite} && \text{gathers} && \text{climate} && \text{dissolve}

Teaching Notes.

Word Venn. Students may wonder about the <\mathrm{a}> s in human and climate. The <\mathrm{a>} spelling might tempt them to assume an [a] sound. Point out to them that the <\mathrm{a}> in human spells schwa, as does the first <\mathrm{a}> in attack. The <\mathrm{a}> in climate spells an unstressed [i], as does the second <\mathrm{a}> in bandage. Merriam-Webster’s dictionaries show the <\mathrm{a}> in climate spelling a dotted schwa sound, which represents the two variant unstressed pronunciations [ə] and [i]; other dictionaries show simply [i]. Although most unstressed vowels tend to reduce to schwa, vowel sounds spelled <\mathrm{a}> often reduce to [i].

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