This product provides 100 syllable, word, and word-syllable cards for a higher level Reading Drill reinforcing the reading and spelling for R-controlled syllables. These word cards offer opportunities to read real and nonsense words with “ar, er, ir, or, ur” spellings.
The cards are designed specifically for the Reading Drill of a lesson that follows the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading. The syllable and word cards provided in this product can be used as words for reading during the Reading Drill to teach efficient decoding, encourage reading fluency, develop rapid, automatic naming, and provide opportunity for skill mastery.
In this product are sets of syllable cards, single syllable word cards, and multi-syllable word cards with R-controlled vowel patterns. Simply print the sets on white paper or cardstock and cut apart. Show the cards, one at a time, for the student to read. The following sets of word cards are provided:
1. Real words to build with syllables
These cards have a single syllable on each card, and each syllable matches with a different syllable to build a two-syllable real word. The student reads each syllable separately, then reads the syllables again, saying them fast.
2. One-syllable nonsense words
These cards provide single syllable nonsense words with one of the following spellings: “ar, er, ir, or, ur”. By decoding nonsense words, the student applies learned skills, and the teacher assesses the level of mastery of learned skills.
3. Nonsense Word word-syllable sets
4. Real Word word-syllable sets
For a student beginning to read multi-syllable words, it helps to provide a word in parts, and the student reads one syllable at a time. When the student reads the word parts accurately, the tutor encourages the student to “read it fast,” showing the word written as a whole. In the last 2 sets, the word is written as a whole word on one card and as a word separated into syllable parts on another card; I call these word-syllable cards. 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.