Sound Waves Spelling 7/9/15
A split digraph is when one sound splits the a, e, i, o, or u and the final e. For example, stage has a split digraph but not change.
The split digraphs are a_e (cake), e_e (these), i_e (ice), o_e (rose), and u_e (flute).
Teaching tip: Use the Segmenting Tool at Sound Waves Spelling Online to model split digraphs for Focus and Extension Words. The projectable segmented answers also illustrate when a split digraph is present.
Sound Waves Spelling
By Tom Mylne, PhD (Linguistics), GradDipEd.
The purpose of this article is to discuss the pronunciation of “o before l”, as in old, doll, dole, bowl, and many other words. But first, a few words about the theoretical framework.