Do your students struggle with blending sounds, especially on words with bossy r? This fun phonics game is perfect for practicing decoding and rhyming skills with R Controlled vowels, specifically words with the AR sound. Bonus worksheets are also included.
Simply print one set of cards (or more) for a classroom center. Laminate and cut for durability. The star anchor image helps students remember the sound that AR makes in many words.
Other ideas for classroom use:
- Blend word cards (use as flashcards) or time students to see how quickly they can read them.
- Match sets of rhyming words and record (recording sheet included).
- Play “go fish” for rhyming words
- Put all cards face down in a pile. Partners will take turns reading the top card, go again, or lose a turn.
- Music activity- Pass out one card to each student. Switch cards to music. When the music stops, everyone must read their word (or find a rhyming partner).
This set includes:
- 42 game cards with AR words
- Teacher Directions
- 3 Bonus worksheets to help with decoding and rhyming skills
- Answer Keys
K's Classroom Kreations
If you like this phonics center you may also like other versions:
Bossy R's: -OR Chores
Bossy R's: -IR Birds
Bossy R's: -ER Bakers
or Bossy R's: Highlight & Record
For other K-2 Literacy ideas try:
Writing Lists: Task Card Freebie
Mini Anchor Charts for Synonyms and Shades of Meaning
Elementary Sight Word Sandwich Center
Highlight & Record Phonics Freebie