This reading foundational skills lesson requires students to decode multisyllabic words. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will learn four syllable patterns, and then decode words and read them aloud. This lesson addresses open and closed syllables, multisyllable words with affixes (prefixes: pre-, dis-; suffixes: -er, -ing, -ful), vowel teams (ee, ea, oo, ie, etc.), and r-controlled words. Vowel-silent e (VCe), consonant blends (bl, tl, tr, fl, dl, nt, nd), and digraphs (ch, th) will be addressed in a separate lesson.