These are just a few phonics rules to help your child decode an unknown word. You should remember that these rules work MOST of the time.  There are exceptions to every phonics rule, however.

-If a vowel (a,e,i,o,u) is followed by a consonant, the vowel will say its short sound.  Examples – sad, big, wet, dog, cut.

-If a vowel is the last letter in the word or syllable, it will say its long sound.  Examples – me, no, table, maple, noble, title

-If a word ends with the /k/ sound, it will be spelled with a ck if it follows a short vowel – duck, pack, tick, deck, clock.

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