This product is a bundle of 6 different products listed for sale, each offering word cards for regular and irregular vowel patterns of R-controlled syllables. This bundle provides more than 1000 word cards for single-syllable and multi-syllable words that can be used for highly engaging Memory Matching Games and for higher-level Reading Drills, reinforcing the reading and spelling of regular and irregular R-controlled syllables.
The word cards offer opportunities to read words with the usual sound options for ar, er, ir, or, and ur spellings. Since the sound of /Ər/ in the middle of a word and at the end of a word do not follow a regular spelling pattern, using visual memory with /Ər/ spellings can be especially helpful for dyslexic students and learners of all abilities. Since dyslexic students are very visual learners, seeing words over and over, as they would in a Memory Match Game, helps a dyslexic student remember the most common spellings in the most common words with the sound of /Ər/ in the middle and at the end of a word. In a addition to the regular sound-spelling options of /Ər/, I have provided many cards for practicing irregular R-controlled vowel patters, such as
• spelling options for the ending sound of /Ər/
• sound options for ard, -ward, war-, quar-, and wor-
• sound options for -arr-, -err-, irr-, -ara-, and -arV-
In the pages, you will find pairs of word cards organized by R-controlled syllable spelling patterns. These pairs of word cards form sets that can be used for an O-G Reading Drill or for playing a Memory Matching Game focusing on a specific sound-spelling skill. To use as a Memory Matching Game in a literacy center, students work in groups of 2 or 3, select cards, and search for matching words, creating multiple opportunities to read and re-read words that reinforce a specific skill or vowel pattern.
For multi-syllable words, I have provided a different type of word pair. Within each pair, one word is typed as a regular whole word, and its pair is typed in syllables, with spaces between each word part. For a student beginning to read multi-syllable words, the student reads one syllable at a time. As the tutor flips the cards in the Reading Drill deck, the student should read the syllable parts of a word first, then re-read the same word as a whole word on the next card. These word-syllable pairs are designed specifically for the Reading Drill of a lesson that follows the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading.