CLOVER Syllable Types

CLOVER Syllable Types


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This guide uses a helpful mnemonic to show students how to pronounce vowels and chunk words into syllables!

Teaching Tools for the LA Binder

Many phonics and spelling programs explicitly teach rules through illustrations and mnemonics. Here is one of our favorites—illustrated by Tracy Molitors for Rooted in Language and our followers.

How will it help?

We have 6 main syllable types in English words! Explicit syllable practice is important for efficient spelling and reading. CLOVER is a “sticky” mnemonic device that helps students track and spell these syllable types in words.

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How do I use it?

We recommend that this document goes in the Spelling section of your LA Binder! Then teach each syllable type throughout the school year.

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