*Always at the end of a word
*Always 3 letters (unless a suffix is added to the word)
*Always ends in the letters L, E
-cle stands for Consonant, the letter L, and the letter E. This is the Consonant L E Syllable, usually shortened to -cle. The dash indicates that there are letters in front of these letters. No word can begin with this syllable, it always comes at the end of words. (Though there can always be an ending after the -cle like in tables.)
Teaching Videos and Written Stories
- The story for -cle: The e sees its vowel friend being closed in by a consonant but is too late, and there are two consonants. So the e decides to try to jump over the l to get closer to its vowel friend so it can help it say it’s name. Unfortunately the e did not consider how top heavy it is, and when it made the leap, it went heavy head first and landed as a schwa. Thus the -cle syllable is a schwa sound. (-cle says /kŭl/, -zle says /zŭl/)
Google Slides and PowerPoints
For the formatting of PowerPoints to be correct, click FILE, then DOWNLOAD, and download in Microsoft PowerPoint.
- PowerPoint: -cle Syllable from Teaching Video
- PowerPoint: Practice Reading -cle Words in Chunks
- PowerPoint: All Syllable Types with Practice (Directions in notes section on each slide) Use only slides that are relevant to where you are in the steps.
Can use anytime after Step 8: PowerPoint Game: Syllable Jeopardy!
Teach Along the Way with -cle
TEACH ALONG THE WAY ●●●
Breaking up words – keep the cle together! This is a great syllable because you always know where the syllable break is! However, this syllable does not work for our “Spot and Dot” method for breaking up syllables. Watch for -cle syllables at the end of words when breaking up words!
Go to Step 10: Huge Words and use PowerPoint to play Jeopardy!
-cle is it is clear where to break a -cle word into syllables, since the break always comes before the consonant. For example ta/ble (open syllable, -cle), ap/ple (closed syllable, -cle) and spar/kle (bossy r, -cle) . This is a good time to practice breaking words up and noticing what kind of syllable came before the -cle.
Map Sounds to Letters
Map the sounds in the word to the letter(s) representing the sounds, even if it is not a letter combination that has been taught yet. Only an unusual sound/letter combination needs to be remembered “by heart.” Mapping the sounds to the letters is how we remember what words look like. See example below:
Be sure to reinforce what you know and are learning about words, for example:
Schwa Sound: Any vowel might say /ŭ/. Point out that this happens in many common words like: the, of, was, some, from…
Key and Directions for Materials
Bundle: Multiple types of materials (games, activities, stories…) bundled together.
Pack: Multiple pieces of the same type of material, for example a pack of books.
Directions for everything else:
More on the Directions Page
- Highlighting Lists
- Working with Flashcards
- Flashing Words with flashcards
- Games with Picture Cards
- Games with Words/Phrases on Game Board
- Game I Have, Who Has
- Game Bang!
- Game Bingo
- Spelling help found on the Spelling Page in the Teach Along The Way section
- Small Book Assembly
- Small Book 4 pager Assembly
- Syllable Sort Directions
-cle (Consonant l e) BUNDLES and PACKS!
-cle (Consonant l e) Bundles
-cle CVC Bundle closed syllable -cle with words, phrases, pyramids, games, books
-cle CV Bundle open syllable -cle with words, phrases, pyramids, games, book
-cle VV, VR Bundle regular vowel teams and bossy r -cle with words, phrases, pyramids, games, book
-cle (Consonant l e) Packs
-cle CV, CVC, VR Pack pyramids including index
-cle Pack Stories with Lists
Word and Phrase Lists
See Highlighting Word Lists.
-cle word parts -cle Foldable activity
-cle Read and Split -cle Words activity
-cle beg word lists by cle chunk BALLOONS
-cle word list MAPLE LEAF
-cle phrases list HORSE IN THE STABLE cv – cle words
-cle phrases lists SNUGGLE THE BABY
Review: Look Alike Words all syllable types so far
Review: What’s New? all syllable types so far
Pyramids are great for automaticity with words, feeling successful and fluency.
-cle CV, CVC, VR Pack pyramid’s only including index (also above)
-cle fluency pyramid Turtle Made Me Giggle turtle giggle wiggle tickle
-cle fluency pyramid Purple People purple people middle jungle
-cle fluency pyramid Stable Time stable bridle saddle
-cle beg sounds game Grumble in the Jungle
-cle cvc + cle word game Handle the Candle
-cle cv + cle word game Bugle
-cle word game Fill The Balloons
-cle word game People Love Apples
-cle word pairs CV or CVC + -cle game Which is Right?
-cle phrases game Trouble With Mice
-cle phrases game Simple Humble Snails
cle word game Beetles in the Jungle (This has Step 9 VV Diphthong/Digraph syllables also)
Practice with words from the lists, games etc., or use the lists below.
* Having learners spell with word chains where the coach says “change one sound in (chop) to spell (chip), now change one sound in (chip) to spell (sip)” is a powerful way to draw student’s attention to individual sounds in the words!
-cle Spelling -cle Read and Split Words
cle Spelling -cle Foldables (Fold so so the -cle endings match up with the first column, and then the second column.)
*Use both these sheets to help understand deeply how the syllables are working together, then take any of the words and use them for a spelling practice.
Small Book: 8 page assembly directions, 4 page folding directions, OR use horizontal format for reading on screen in distance learning.
-cle small book Double Trouble foldable format
-cle small book Hey Mable What’s on the table? horizontal and foldable formats
Full Page Stories with Lists
See Highlighting Word Lists
-cle Pack Story with List ALL (also above)
-cle list and story Poodle Puppies
-cle list and story Lunch in Nature
-cle list and story The Party (Lots of crazy open syllable+cle names, parenthesis)
-cle list and story Battle in the Castle