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Shelly Fryer

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Spelling List 8: Special Spelling in an Unaccented Syllable

1. Get your spelling list 8 word cards. 2. Go to the How Many Syllables Website. 3. Type in your spelling words and code each syllable.

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, English Language Arts
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Every syllable contains one vowel sound. The accented syllable is the syllable that is more emphasized when we say the whole word. It is often louder, the sounds are held longer, and it is higher pitched. The unaccented syllable has less emphasis and the vowel often sounds like a short (u). When you hear one medial consonant sound immediately after a short vowel in a two syllable word, double the consonant. This spelling protects the vowel's short sound. Learned words must be memorized because at least one sound spelling is irregular or unreliable. Word List: 1. seldom 2. common 3. lesson 4. bottam 5. ballot 6. canyon 7. gallop 8. cotton 9. blossom 10. kingdom 11. welcome 12. city 13. Monday 14. boredom 15. freedom 16. consonant