Introduced in This Cycle
Closed syllables in two-syllable words
“was,” “you,” “they,” “why,” “said”
Cycle Word List
In this cycle, students are introduced to the idea that every syllable has a vowel and identify the two, three, and four phoneme words they have been working on as closed syllables. They learn how to break a word into two syllables (CV/VC) to decode efficiently (examples: “magnet," “picnic”). For the full cycle overview with word list, Cycle-at-a-Glance, and teaching notes, download the cycle overview.