Used like an ABC, Blends, and Digraphs chart.
Example- a r says /ar/ in barn, u r says /ur/ in surf, etc.
I introduce this chart around January. The students have been doing ABC and Blends charts since August and the Long-Vowel Digraphs Chart since October. Students are working on Long-Vowel Digraphs in Phonics, but the R-Controlled Variant Vowels sheet begins preparing them for future phonics lessons.
Students begin to recall the patterns and recognizing them in words and reading.
I use them daily after the ABC, Blends, and Long-Vowel Digraphs charts beginning in January.