A vowel followed by an –r is a -r-controlled syllable because the –r changes the sound of the vowel. The –r- controlled vowel is neither short nor long. The –r controls the vowel by changing its sound when it is glued to the right of a vowel. The –r-controlled syllable sounds are various and it takes students continuously reviewing to master this syllable type. Exposure, experience, and visual memory are the keys to successfully mastering this syllable type.
This reading unit provides 30 word lists of the –r -controlled syllable type words. Also, a master list of all the words is included and can be used as a quick reference. A –r-controlled syllable is one of the six types of syllables in reading. The lists in this unit include words spelled with a –r to the right of each vowel. These lists of words will help students recognize the various –r-controlled patterns. Reading will become more manageable for students once they understand syllable types. These ready-made word lists can be used in the multiple ways:
• create your own reading and spelling activities
• for ABC order
• teach word families
• to complete word sorts
• develop more accurate and fluent readers
• read words for homework
• use for spelling lists
• quick reading assessments
• practice and re-teach reading skills
• supplement general education curriculum
• compare and contrast with other syllable types
• use at a word work station
• can print as a student booklet by clicking print, printer properties, and booklet
The -r-controlled words can be spelled with the following vowels –ar, -er, -ir, -or, -ur. Students will learn that words containing one of these –r-controlled spellings say one of the four sounds /ar/, air/, /ir/, /or/. For example, the above lists demonstrates how -ar makes all four –r sounds: /ar/ in car, /air/ in aware, /ir/ in blizzard, and /or/ in award. Also, the word lists will teach students the sounds for -er, -ir, and -or.
Students can self-assess themselves or others by coloring the correct smiley face as they read the list. Then at the bottom of each list, the student can write in the number of words they correctly read.
*There are no activities/games with this packet. This packet is solely a packet of word lists.