• Basic Phonics Rules:
    1. When the final "e" is silent, it usually makes the vowel before it long.
    2. When a vowel is in between two consonants, it is usually short.
    3. A double consonant usually makes the preceding vowel short.
    4. When two vowels are together, the first one usually speaks its name.  The second one is silent.
    5. When "c" and "g" are followed by "e," "i," or "y," they are usually soft with the "s" and "j" sounds.
Last Modified on October 31, 2009