Parts of a Letter
Spelling is the writing of a word or words with all necessary letters present in the correct order.
Words are sometimes easier to read if they are divided into parts called
syllables. Some words that have one consonant between two vowels are divided
into syllables after the first vowel. The first vowel sound in these words is
most often long as in ba/by.
Other words that have one consonant between two vowels are divided after the
consonant. In these words, the first vowel is most often short, as in wag/on.
Monosyllables contain only one syllable ('dog', 'big', 'shoe').
A compound word is made when two words are joined to form a new word.
A common pattern is that two words - handbag, will be joined
by a hyphen for a time hand - bag; and then be joined into one word handbag.
News + Paper = Newspaper
Eye + Brow = Eyebrow
Thumb + Nail = Thumbnail