Bossy R and the Diphthongs - Reading Vowels & Phonics Activities and Games

Traci Clausen
Grade Levels
K - 3rd, Homeschool
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Bossy R and the Diphthongs is a huge word work and activities resource focusing on instruction and support of diphthongs and r-controlled vowel concepts.

Use the unit elements in your directed lessons, as well as support, independent practice and word work. They provide differentiation to address the needs of all your students.

The included decodable readers for each of those vowel rules. They are perfect for guided reading groups, whole group shared reading lessons and independent practice reading.

There are a HUGE assortment of sentence mix up cards - designed to help develop sensical writing skills and word decoding as well as an adorable card game – perfect for independent word work time. These card games are always a huge hit with kiddos.

Use with your higher-level and/or latter part of the school year Kinders, 1st and 2nd graders as well as your 3rd grade strugglers. They are also excellent for resource work.

Included you will find a variety of activities to support diphthong and r-controlled instruction and practice for:
• long and short oo
• au and ow
• oi and oy
• er, ir, ur
• ar

Bossy R and the Diphthongs Activities Includes:
⭐One Cool Cook! – short and long oo
⭐Build a Word – long oo
⭐Read and Draw – long and short oo
⭐Rhyme Time – long and short oo
⭐Cooper’s Long Day – oo decodable reader Sentence Mix Up – oo
⭐“Ouch” said the Owl – /ow/
⭐Build a Word – ou & ow
⭐Read and Draw – ou & ow
⭐Rhyme Time – ou & ow
⭐The Howl that Owl Heard– ou & ow decodable reader Sentence Mix Up – ou & ow
⭐Ships Ahoy – oi/oy
⭐Read and Draw – oi/oy
⭐Rhyme Time – oi/oy
⭐The Royal Soil– oi/oy
⭐Sentence Mix Up – oi/oy
⭐A Bird Walk with Bossy R – r-controlled vowels
⭐Read and Draw – r-controlled vowels
⭐Rhyme Time – r-controlled vowels
⭐The Girl Who Can Twirl –r-controlled vowels decodable reader
⭐Sentence Mix Up – r-controlled vowels
⭐The Pirate Artist - /ar/
⭐Rhyme Time – /ar/
⭐Marty & Arty’s Go-Kart – /ar/ decodable reader Sentence Mix Up – /ar/
⭐Bossy R & r-controlled vowel – Card Game

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.


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