Employers place great importance on computer literacy in job applicants. Even if it’s not a requirement of the job, an applicant with some computer skills is often viewed as a better prospect than one who hasn’t.
They should be able to do the following
A closed syllable is a syllable that ends in a consonant.The consonant behaves like a gate and closes off a vowel.
Here are some simple examples. In them the consonant that locks off the vowel has been highlighted in each word.
dad fun job man lip leg big hid
Try saying these words aloud and you’ll notice that in each there a short vowel.
The examples above were one syllable words.
These larger words follow the same pattern.
rab/bit tim/ber sol/id mod/el kit/ten
Some words contain "open syllables" and join a syllable that is closed. If you would like to learn more about what an open syllable is click open syllable.
Below are examples of multi-syllable words with both types of syllables. Notice the syllables that are closed are highlighted.
hap/pen pop/u/la/tion ba/ker o/ver
Remember that if they are closed they have a short vowel sound.
Think of a sandwich when you think of syllables that are closed. The filling (the vowel) sits between the two pieces of bread (the consonants.)
Try this yourself. It will give you a better understanding.
Below are some open syllables which end in open vowels.
See if you can close them by adding a consonant to
each word at the end. Check for a word which has one extra letter in a dictionary if you are not sure.
be_ me_ go_ no_ so_ we_
Now see if you can make up some two syllable words like this.
By learning about these different syllables your reading and spelling will improve because
Of course there are other aspects of learning to read and spell (see articles on this site) but this knowledge will help considerably.
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