This product provides more than 150 word cards and word-syllable pairs of cards for a higher level Reading Drill, reinforcing the reading and spelling for irregular R-controlled syllables. These word cards offer opportunities to read real words with some of the uncommon sound-spelling options for R-controlled vowel patterns.
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.
THE MAIN DIFFERENCE IN THIS PRODUCT AND THE MEMORY MATCH GAME PRODUCT FOR THE SAME R-CONTROLLED VOWEL PATTERNS: THIS PRODUCT HAS PAIRS OF WORD-SYLLABLE CARDS, NOT PAIRS OF WORDS FOR MATCHING. OTHERWISE, SOME OF THE WORDS ARE THE SAME.
In this product are single syllable word cards and multi-syllable word cards with R-controlled vowel patterns. For all multi-syllable words provided in this product, I have provided a word pair: each word is written as a whole word on one card and as a word separated into syllable parts on another card. These pairs are called a word-syllable set. To use, 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-syllable cards are provided:
1. Real multi-syllable words with endings of “-ar” read as /Ər/
2. Real multi-syllable words with endings of “-or” read as /Ər/
3. Two-syllable real words with endings of –ard” and “-ward”
4. Single & multi-syllable words with “war-“& “quar-“ beginnings
5. Single & multi-syllable words with “wor-“ beginnings
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. 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.