Read all about teaching V/V words, sometimes referred to as “Lion Words.” Learn how to divide these syllables properly for accurate reading and spelling, and get a free printable list with 36 common V/V words!
All About V/V Words
V/V words are multisyllabic words that follow this specific pattern Vowel-Vowel. In V/V words, the vowels that appear next to one another are NOT part of a noticeable vowel team or vowel digraph.
Since they are not together, they must be treated as separate vowels with different vowel sounds.
For example: Let’s look at the word lion. When you locate the vowels in the word, you’ll notice that ‘io’ is not a recognizable vowel team.
Therefore, the word qualifies as a V/V words and gets divided between the two vowels making it li/on.
V/V Words & Examples
📜 Using the Word List
Using this word list is easy since it requires no-prep. Just print and use! The V/V word list is great for:
- Syllabication practice
- Reading. Kids can read and re-read to work on fluency too!
Students will need lots of practice in order to master this important decoding skill. Learn more about dividing other syllable types and get FREE word lists for targeted practice for:
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