three syllable words
Procedure. da-DA-da. Procedure.
Decided. da-DA-da. Decided.
Example. da-DA-da. Example.
Directly. da-DA-da. Directly.
Important. da-DA-da. Important.
Consider. da-DA-da. Consider.
Completely. da-DA-da. Completely.
Advantage. da-DA-da. Advantage.
Agenda. da-DA-da. Agenda.
Mistaken. da-DA-da. Mistaken.
Forgetful. da-DA-da. Forgetful.
Exactly. da-DA-da. Exactly.
Iconic. da-DA-da. Iconic.
Nutrition. da-DA-da. Nutrition.
Unweildy. da-DA-da. Unweildy.
In this video, we’re just going to do 3-syllable words, with second syllable stress, like this: da-DA-da. da-DA-da. That’s all you’re going to hear. You’re going to get into a groove with the rhythm. After each repetition of the word, repeat it just like you hear it. Don’t over-pronounce the unstressed syllables. This is going to move quickly. See if you can keep up.
Interested in the phonics program that uses these word lists? See the OnTrack Reading Advanced Code Phonics Workbook
Remember, you should have completed all of the 2-Syllable Chunk-by-Chunk word list before starting this one, but you can still be working on the remaining 2-Syllable Read/Chunk/Spell word list.
Listen to some other three-syllable words with a stress pattern of secondary stress-schwa-main stress:
Main stress, secondary stress, and schwa, all in one word
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A syllable is a word or a word segment that is pronounced as a single sound. Some words have one syllable (including cat, dog, fish, and walk). Some words have two syllables (including apple, orange, and walking). Some words have three syllables (including syllable, important, and excellent). Some words have more.
For more information on the importance of learning about syllables and ideas on using these lists, see this blog post.
Reading multi syllabic words help children become more fluent, and fluency increases comprehension. These lists can be used for practice or for word sorts.
Note: Some dictionaries indicate the stressed syllable of a word with an apostrophe (’) either before or after the stressed syllable. In the examples below, the apostrophe is located before the stressed syllable.
Interestingly, related words can have different syllable stresses (PHOto, phoTOgrapher, photoGRAPHic) and the stress pattern of homographs change their meaning (see note below). For the moment, what’s important is to understand what we mean by syllable stress and to recognize the different syllable stress patterns in English.
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Next: Words ending in –ic, –tion and –sion usually have their stress on the second-to-last syllable. This is true for words with three or more syllables. Listen carefully. Word meaning is not important here:
Characteristics of Stressed and Unstressed Syllables
e.g. You hear the words ” ro man tic ” and ” ham bur ger ,”