Basic Phonics Rules:
- When the final "e" is silent, it usually makes the vowel before it long.
- When a vowel is in between two consonants, it is usually short.
- A double consonant usually makes the preceding vowel short.
- When two vowels are together, the first one usually speaks its name. The second one is silent.
- 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