This is a set of 17 activity pages to practice the sounds ir, ur, and er. The words that are practiced in these activities are: her, bird, curl, fern, fur, first, girl, hurt, sir, turn, stir, and third. These are the spelling words for the reading series Houghton Mifflin Harcourt® Texas Journeys story Amazing Animals but can be used with any unit as there is no reference to the story.
Each page is in color to make it more exciting and appealing to young users. I have also used handwriting lines instead of regular blanks to make it easier for young students to use. A preview file is available. Just click the download preview button at the top of the page.
If you prefer to have this activity in grayscale see my other listing http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Printable-Spelling-Centers-for-ir-ur-er-words-Grayscale-1148990
What’s included in the download:
1. A cover pages
2. 17 activity pages
3. 4 pages with answer cards
4. 2 pages with playing pieces
5. A how to use page
A: Students will write the words by copying them.
B. Students will find the words in a word search.
C. Students will fill in the missing letters by looking at a picture and determining the word.
D. Students will sort the words by sound (ir, er, ur).
E. Students will fill in the missing letters by sound (ir, er, ur)
F. Students will circle the correct spelling of the word.
G. Students will unscramble the word.
H. Students will write the words in ABC Order.
How to use:
There are a couple of different ways to use this resource. The first way is to use the pages as worksheets. Simply print a copy for each of your students and hand them out. You won’t need to print the answer sheets or playing pieces if using as worksheets.
The second way is the way I use them in my classroom; as centers. To use as centers:
1. Print a copy of each activity and laminate them. If you notice, there is a letter in the bottom right corner that tells you which activity you are working with
2. Print 1 copy of the answer cards and playing pieces except for the turtles that have the word on them. Those you will need to print two copies of each set as students need them for activity d and h. Once again I laminate so the resources last longer.
3. Cut out the playing pieces and answers cards.
4. Put them in Ziplocs and label the Ziplocs according to activity. For example, label one bag activity a. The turtles with just letters on them are for activity G and the turtles with the words on them are for activities d and h.
5. I then put the activities in a pocket chart. For example, the first pocket holds everything needed for Activity A (worksheet and answer card), the second pocket holds everything for Activity B ( worksheet and answer card) and so on. In addition to the printed resources, I keep a dry erase marker in each pocket. This is so the student can write on the worksheets and then wipe off for the next user.
6. You’re done! Enjoy the spelling center.
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