Practicing the stress patterns of words will help you more easily identify that pattern when you see that word again than memorizing which syllable is stressed in every word.
I created this spreadsheet so people could practice words that all have the same stress pattern.
When you add a word to column A to practice, you also type that word (either with real spelling or any spelling that helps you remember how it sounds) in the column with that stress pattern.
Now, when you read down each column you are practicing the same pattern. You should fall into a rhythm as you stretch the stressed vowels longer and shorten the unstressed vowels.
Remember to change the example words to anything you want to help you remember that pattern.
- Open the Google Sheet and make a copy that you can save.
Here's a video that demonstrates how to use it:Go to YouTube Video