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AR – R Controlled Vowel – Leap Phonics Package
This phonics intervention package targets the R controlled vowel "AR". With a collection of multisensory activities, this phonics resource is compatible with an Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading. It is designed for teaching in individual, group, or whole class English language arts settings.
Read Aloud Passage
It includes a read aloud passage where students use their phonological awareness to detect the targeted sound.
Brainstorming and Keyword
Activities also include prompts for brainstorming other words with the AR sound and to select a mnemonic device or visual to increase their phonological memory of the sound.
There is a guided reading section of word lists that teachers can use to model and scaffold decoding words with the long e sound and AR spelling.
Phonological Awareness Tasks
As well, teachers are provided with scripts for phonological awareness tasks including manipulation and substitution of sounds and phonological memory. In addition, an AR rhyming tasks asks students to connect rhyming AR words.
An AR spelling list is provided where students are prompted to visualize the spelling of common AR words to help with recall. One focus word, dark, is used in a repeated spelling activity to increase recall of this keyword. As well, a targeted sound building activity focuses on 9 AR words, party, sharp, smart, arm, ark, art, barn, star, and mark.
To avoid automatic recognition of known words, an AR pseudo-word activity challenges students to read and discriminate between real and nonsense words.
Multisyllabic Word List
In order to challenge students to apply word attack or decoding strategies, a multisyllabic AR word list is provided.
Visual Spatial Relations
An AR word shape activity has students match the visual shape of the word to the outline, increasing their spelling recall.
In order to ensure students are attending to the meaning of what they are reading, AR true and false sentences are included.
Reading studies continuously support repeated reading as a powerful tool to increase students reading fluency. As a result, an AR reading passage is included for students to practice their reading fluency on their own and with the support of a teacher. In addition, "one-breath" word lists of AR words is provided for students to practice their AR word recall speed.
An AR word search is included for students to work independently on increasing their visual discrimination skills.
To exercise students' form constancy skills, an AR matching activity is provided.
AR Sequence Game
A final reading game using the sequence format has students read from a large bank of AR words as they challenge a partner.
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