So, I have another blog called Moms Soul Café, which I posted to yesterday. Today, I was going through my past posts and noticed that I accidentally posted the following OG information to my Mom’s Soul Café blog. I imagine my audience was a tad confused about the relevance of Consonant + LE in that genre! But hopefully they learned a little something.
The syllable pattern in REVLOC is is a departure from the Vowel-Consontant-Vowel patterns. This one is Consonant+LE. It is the L in REVLOC.
If you have not read the post on REVLOC, please read it and come back.
When you have a word with a Consonant+LE at the end, count back three letters, then divide the word. Consontant + LE is ALWAYS at the end of the word.
The C+LE endings are:
They are pronounced as:
- ble = b’l (as in bubble)
- dle = d’l (as in idle)
- fle = f’l (as in ruffle)
- gle = g’l (as in giggle)
- kle = k’l (as in pickle)
- tle = t’l (as in turtle)
- zle = z’l (as in sizzle)
- ple = p’l (as in people)
Within this syllable division type there are different kinds of words.
One, when the middle consonant is doubled.
For example: Cuddle, sniffle
Or, when there is a consonant you can hear.
For example: shingle, tangle, purple
Or, when there is a ck inside the word.
For example: crackle, fickle, freckle, pickle
In this case, when dividing the word, you DO break up the CK.
So, to actually divide a word, it would look like this:
- Cuddle (Oh! I see a C+LE!) I go to the end, count back three, and divide
Cud (closed syllable or C) dle (Cons. + LE or L)
- Purple (I see C+LE at the end!) go to the end, count back three, and divide
Pur (r-controlled or R) ple (Cons. +LE or L)
- Crackle (I see C+LE at the end! But oh no, there’s CK and I have been told to leave blends and digraphs together. RULE: In cons. + LE you are allowed to break up the CK)
Crac (Closed or C) kle (Cons. +LE or L)
Here is a worksheet to try. It asks that the student write the sound of each Consonant + LE syllable just like the list I wrote above.