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Closed and open syllables | Learn to read

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Syllables are the beats that are in a word. Did you know there are different kinds of syllables? Understanding the different kinds of syllables can help you tackle new words when you are reading or writing. Let's watch this video to learn about two of the special kinds of syllables!

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Understanding the different syllables in words can help you chunk words into smaller pieces. This can help you more easily read a newer, longer word when you see it in a book or write it when creating a story.

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