OK, this is cool. My son just taught me about the closed syllable rule.
And of course, since this is english, there are exceptions. Oh yes, lots of exceptions!
He’s got a great mnemonic trick to remember them (there are 5 basic forms of the exception):
“find the most wild bold colt”
Closed syllables are normally supposed to to be short vowels.
So for example, the i in find SHOULD be pronounced like the i in skin.
But the nd messes things up. It’s called a welded or glued sound.
The Wilson Method is cool!