Syllable Patterns

Preparing Readers to Read Decodable Text

An illustration of three people playing with letter V and C

Units in this phase have four foci:
1) learning three additional syllable types (silent e, vowel teams—variant vowels and diphthongs—,and Consonant +le), 2) applying syllable division and morphemic strategies to read multisyllabic words in the text, 3) developing reading comprehension for stories that include a central message and character analysis, and 4) identifying informational text structures along with text features and contextual vocabulary strategies.

As lessons progress, activities promote readers’ use of word reading strategies and reading of texts with accuracy, proper phrasing, and expression. Close reading routines promote readers’ reading comprehension, while language activities promote the use of English grammar, academic language, and vocabulary.

Before You Start

Learn how to teach reading, assess your readers, and introduce key reading concepts to them.

Establish a Baseline

(Units 1 - 20)