Why Syllables Are Important

  • Breaking “environmental” into syllables can help you read & pronounce it:
    • en-vi-ron-men-tal
    • Listen:
  • Syllable Division Rules can help:
    • spelling words you know how to say
      • the past tense of “to bat” is batted (two t’s)
        • Listen (batted):
      • the past tense of “to bate” is bated (one t)
        • Listen (bated):
    • pronouncing vowel sounds

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Fun Fact
CHECKBOOK is the longest
horizontally symmetrical word.

How To: Syllables

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