Bossy R | FREE

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
Formats Included
  • PDF
10 pages


Bossy R is a phonics skills that new readers need to master when learning to read. This freebie is a great way to practice "Bossy R" words. It is low prep and easy for students to learn the format. To prepare, simply print off the spinner sheet for each student. Also, there are 36 word cards with the Bossy R, using spellings of er, ir, and ur. Print the cards on cardstock and put face down into three piles: er, ir, and ur piles. Each student will need a pencil and paperclip combination to create and spin the spinner. Once landing on either er, ir, or ur, your student will pick a card from the designated pile. He/she will then read the word and record it in the right column on his/her recording sheet. The first student to fill in a whole column is the winner of the game. And all students will gain practice reading words with Bossy R along the way, which is a win in my book!

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Total Pages
10 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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