*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, the letter E which is the Consonant L E Syllable. 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.
Teaching/Learning to Read
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!
Detour! This is a great time to go to the Adding Suffixes (endings) Page under “Teach Along the Way” and learn how suffixes are added to words.
* A favorite!
Bundle: Additional various activities to practice a specific skill
Pack: Additional multiple versions of a specific activity to practice a specific skill
-cle (Consonant l e) Bundles!
-cle CV Bundle open syllable -cle with words, phrases, pyramids, games, book
-cle CVC Bundle closed syllable -cle with words, phrases, pyramids, games, books
-cle VV, VR Bundle regular vowel teams and bossy r -cle with words, phrases, pyramids, games, book
-cle (Consonant l e) Packs!
Individual Materials including materials for more advanced learners:
Word and Phrase 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
-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 Read and Split Words
-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.
See syllable sort directions and headings and a strategy page in Teacher Resources below.
-cle Syllable Sort with directions
Small Book assembly directions, 4 Pager folding directions, OR use horizontal format for reading on screen in distance learning.
Full Page Stories with Lists
Full Page Stories with Lists
Highlighting Word Lists directions
-cle Pack Story with List ALL (also above)
- 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 /kul/, -zle says /zul/)
- 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.
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
Map Sounds to Letters
First 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:
Schwa Sound: Any vowel might say /u/. Point out this happens in many common words like: the, of, was, some, from…