As you have been aware, we have been working on syllable types during Word Work time. Students have been diving into word parts to help them become aware of the English language, therefore making them better readers and writers. We have already focused on open and closed syllables, as well as the schwa. As a result students are already becoming better word detectives and I have seen the result in their reading.
This week we are diving into another room of our syllable house - FINAL STABLE SYLLABLE.
Final stable syllable is a group of letters that is added to the END of a word (that’s why it’s called FINAL). The STABLE comes in to play because no matter what the beginning of the word looks like the ending is always pronounced the same way.
This week we are diving into words that have the ending -tion.
-tion is pronounced ‘shun’
For example: con-trac-tion
is pronounced ‘CON-TRAC-SHUN’
The -tion ending is just one of the MANY final stable syllables that are in the English language. This is just the first group of letters that we will be looking at. The chart below has some of the other final stable syllables that we will be learning about this year.
These make the same “SHUN” sound: -tion, -cion, -sion
These have a pattern of CONSONANT + le:
-ble, -cle, -dle, -fle, -gle, -kle, -ple, -zle, -tle
How many words do you know already that have these endings?