Chapter 3: Closed Syllable and Intro to Open Syllable

This chapter introduces closed syllables, the only syllable type that says the short vowel sound. The story of Fred Likes Striped Zebras teaches that if a short vowel, one-syllable word ends in an f, I, s, or z, we need to double the consonant. The story of Chuck the Duck shows that “ck” should be used at the end of a short vowel one-syllable word.