Lessons from the We All Can Read Online Program
Lessons 370 and 371
The program builds in complexity. Online Lessons 370 and 371 introduce a marking system for analyzing the phonetic elements within two syllable words.
Procedure for Marking and Decoding Words
Step 1. Underline all vowel and consonant teams. Identify any letters or letter teams that make their second sounds by placing two lines under those letters or letter teams. If a word ends with a silent letter e, underline the letter e once to indicate it is silent.
Step 2. Place dots under all single vowels and vowel teams that represent sounds. Place a centered dot under each vowel or vowel team. Do not place a dot under a silent e as it does not represent a vowel sound.
Step 3. If necessary, divide the word into syllables; list the correct syllable rule number above the word and slightly to the right of the syllable division line.
Step 4. Determine the syllable pattern number for each vowel or vowel team in the word, and write that number directly under the vowel or vowel team. Numbers written under vowels always indicate syllable patterns; numbers written above the word always indicate syllable rule numbers. Each syllable can have one and only one vowel sound.