R-Controlled Vowels Syllable Type - Sort and Other Syllable Activities

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Elementary Engagement
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Do your students frequently confuse r-controlled vowels? Are you looking for some engaging syllable activities to give your student practice with this common syllable type? These three centers will provide practice with the r-controlled vowels syllable to help your students grow as readers and writers.

R-controlled vowels can get tricky. Distinguishing between ar, or, er, ir, and ur requires practice and multiple exposures of the correct spellings of these patterns. Building an understanding of these common spelling patterns can strengthen your students' decoding and encoding skills.

Benefits of using these centers with your students

♦Integrates other syllable types to form two-syllable words (center 3)

♦Hands-on practice to keep students engaged

♦Resource allows for self-checking

♦Versatility: Suggestions are included for literacy centers, partner activities, small group work, and whole class activities.

When your students complete these activities, they should have a better understanding of how to identify, read, and spell words with r-controlled vowels.

What's included?

Center 1

►30 R-Controlled Vowel Words to sort

►Recording Sheet and Answer Key

Center 2

►30 self-checking Clip-it cards for students to select the correct r-controlled vowel

Center 3:

►32 individual syllables for students to combine and form 16 two-syllable words

►Recording Sheet and Answer Key

All Centers

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►Directions & Suggestions for use

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.


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