Partner Game: each partner picks a different color, then rolls the dice and locates a word that matches their vowel pattern. They then color in the section of the picture with their color. I also ask the students to say the word out loud to their partner before coloring in their section.
A fun game for small group, large group or literacy center instruction. A great, play based way to teach students about R controlled vowels and their sound. Learning R-Controlled vowels is an important part of phonics development. When a vowel is followed by an r, it makes a special sound. These are called r-controlled vowels, and phonemes are as follows:
/ar/ sound as in car, guitar, Arthur
/âr/ sound as in care, bear, mare, scare, aquarium
/ir/ sound as in turnip, spider, certificate, and beaver
/or/ sound as in manor, observatory, author, brought, and orchard
/er/ sound as in butter, cutter, and mother