M Words for Kids
Take a look at our assortment of M words for kids below, which can be incorporated into vocabulary lessons. We’ve also provided some fun text ideas that you can use by copying and pasting into your lesson materials.
Magnificent in Myrtle Beach, SC! In this series, our alphabet friends, A through Z, become tourists in America’s cities. At each of their stops, letters dig into their supplies in order to learn a new word study skill or vocabulary term.
M has packed its messenger bag for a fun day in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! During M’s trip, M is excited to learn about different syllable features and patterns with the help of some wonderful word lists in M’s bag. M is looking forward to exploring the Grand Strand, reviewing technology words that begin with “m”, and learning all about communication words, like emotions, that start with the letter “m”. Let’s journey to coastal Carolina for a day of beachy adventure!
Tip: Best educational practices related to word study include: read-alouds, discussion, and writing. It is important to build rich connections between readers and the vocabulary words they learn. For instance, discuss sample sentences and make other personal associations to bolster recall, decoding, and encoding. As always, remember that some words may require frontloading and framing depending on the learner’s age, background, and needs. Helpful reminders for readers: A vowel is a speech sound produced by letters a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y. A consonant is a speech sound produced by all of the other letters in the alphabet.
CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) Words: M starts its journey on the bustling Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade. It strolls along the lively stretch, enjoying the ocean breeze and the Carolina atmosphere. With a skip in its step, M decides to take a short rest and digs into its messenger bag for the very first list of CVC words. CVC words consist of a consonant, followed by a vowel, followed by another consonant. Examples of CVC words include “cat,” “sit,” and “fun.” These words are important to learn because they help readers develop their phonemic awareness, which is the ability to identify and manipulate the individual sounds in words. Below is a short list of consonant-vowel-consonant words that begin with the letter “m.” Let’s see what M sees!
Closed Syllables: Time for a beach read? Not yet! M’s excitement soars as it hops onto the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, a towering Ferris wheel overlooking the beautiful coastline. It takes in breathtaking panoramic views, feeling like it’s floating on air. After seeing the magic views from all heights, M sits down, enjoys the view of the ocean, and pulls out the next list. This list has closed syllables that begin with the letter “m.”When the vowel of a syllable is short, the syllable is closed off by one or more consonants. Examples of closed syllable words include “hat,” “pin,” and “dotted.” Let’s take a look with M!
Open Syllables: M ventures to the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, a charming waterfront boardwalk lined with restaurants and shops. It samples fresh seafood, savoring the flavors of the coast while enjoying the scenic views. With a very happy tummy, M decides to take a short rest before its next culinary delight. All of this wide open space makes it the very best place to review open syllables. Open syllables have a vowel sound that is long and ends with a vowel. Because there is no consonant after the vowel in the syllable, the vowel is able to make the long sound, which sounds exactly like the name of the letter that makes the sound in that syllable. Examples of open syllable words include “no,” “me,” and “hi.” The “o” in “no” sounds just like how “o” is identified by name. The “i” in “hi” sounds just like how “i” is identified by name. Let’s review with M!
Silent Vowel Pairs (or Teams): M splashes into Myrtle Waves Water Park, a thrilling oasis of water slides and wave pools. It rides the twisting slides, braving the waterfalls, and basking in the sun. After lots of dips and refreshing splash, M cools off with a drink and snack and to reapply its sunblock. This quiet moment is a great time to review silent vowel pairs. Silent vowel pairs have two vowels together: one of them stays silent. Examples of silent vowel pair words include “boat,” “rain,” and “suit.” Even though the vowels are a pair or team, the first vowel to appear in the pair makes the sound. Below is a list of words that begin with “m” that have a silent vowel pair.
R-Controlled Vowels: Let’s get medieval! M’s appetite leads it to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, where it dines like a medieval knight while enjoying a thrilling jousting tournament. It cheers on the gallant knights and feasts on a delectable meal fit for royalty. With a satisfied belly, M decides to take a short rest before moving on. Let’s see what’s in M’s messenger bag.This list is all about “R” and how it can be a bossy letter. R-controlled vowels happen when a vowel is controlled by the letter “r.” Examples of r-controlled vowels include “car,” “bird,” and “fern.” M reviews the list below:
Final Stable Syllables: Myrtle Beach State Park is the next stop! Surrounded by nature’s wonders, M wanders along hiking trails, spotting unique wildlife and exploring the pristine beaches. M cozies up under a shady tree and pulls the next list from its messenger bag. Final stable syllables are found in the final (last or lattermost) position of words. These syllables contain a consonant and one of the following vowel endings: -ble, -cle, -dle, -fle, -gle, -kle, -ple, -sle, -tle, -zle, -tion, -sion, -ture, -cian, -cious, and -tious. They are called “stable” because the pronunciation of each is reliable and predictable (always the same). Here’s the list that M reads:
“M” in Animals: M’s visit to the State Park encourages them to explore the Myrtle Beach State Park Nature Center, where it learns about the local ecosystem and encounters fascinating creatures. It observes reptiles, sea turtles, and other native wildlife, expanding its knowledge of the natural world. With a newfound appreciation for nature, M decides to take a short rest before its final adventure. Explore animals from all over the globe, all of which begin with the letter, “M.”
“M” in Technology: M dives into the world of 21st-century technology at Myrtle Beach Virtual Reality. M straps on a VR headset and embarks on virtual adventures, exploring immersive worlds and thrilling simulations (all while avoiding bumping into things!). With a sense of awe and amazement, M decides to take a short rest, cherishing the memories of its Myrtle Beach escapades.This one is all about technology. Here’s what M sees!
“M” in Communication: M’s curiosity leads it to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, a museum of oddities and peculiar artifacts. It marvels at bizarre exhibits, discovering strange and fascinating facts along the way. With wide-eyed wonder, M decides to take a short rest before ending the day and journeying home. These are important words! Here are many “m” nouns, adjectives, and verbs that readers and communicators should become familiar with.