Unit 6 focuses on the vowel-consonant-e syllable.
1. This syllable has a vowel, then a consonant.
2. The first vowel is long. To indicate the long sound, the vowel is marked with a macron (-).
3. The e is silent.
The students learned the v-e syllable in Level 1. They will review the long sounds, including two u sounds in a v-e syllable; long u as in mule, and long u as in mule.
The students will also learn that s can make the /z/ sound when it is between two vowels, as in the words nose, rose, and wise.
The students will learn the exception to the vowel-e syllable. This exception, -ive, can also be a suffix. It is pronounced with a short i sound, instead of the expected long sound. The students will learn that the e is added because words in the English language never end with the letter v.