Quick Guide to Riggs Spelling Markings
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|Syl·la·ble Breaks||important because many spelling and pronunciation rules are based on syllabication||open syllable rule: "Vowels A, E, O, U usually say their name at the end of a syllable."|
|Single Underline||multi-letter phonograms – letters that work together to produce a sound in a word|
|single vowel when it is saying its name – this is a long vowel or second sound|
|certain letters in some silent final e words||Refer to that section.|
|Double Underline||silent letters|
|Numbers above phonograms||indicates which phonogram sound – other than the first one which is not marked|
|Think to Spell: ^||over a phonogram not making one of its typical sounds|
|over a vowel not making one of its typical sounds: usually a schwa sound (uh) in an unaccented syllable|
Silent Final E Jobs and Markings
|Job 1||Say your name, say your name!|
|Job 2||V or U? Job 2!|
English words do not end with V or U.
|Job 3||C or G? Job 3!|
The silent final E softens C to /s/ and G to /j/ their second sounds.
|Job 4||"4" every syllable, we must have written vowel.|
|Job 5||Just an Odd Job E|
The silent final E that does any job not covered by the other four.