Cycle 4

In this cycle, students review the spelling patterns “igh” and “ie” and analyze words that contain them to determine spelling generalizations. In the process, they also compare “-y” and “ie” at the end of a single syllable to determine that the more common spelling pattern for the phoneme /ī/ is the open syllable “-y” (examples: “try”, “fly”, “cry”). In addition, they continue to review and practice using their knowledge of known syllable types to decode one- and two-syllable words.