R Controlled Vowels (air, ear, are) Phonics Centers and Small Group Activities

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This aligned perfectly with my spelling pattern of -air for the week. We used many of these activities for centers.
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If you're looking for a fun and effective way to work with r controlled vowels, this resource is perfect for you! R Controlled vowels can be tricky and this resource includes fun and interactive activities to help your students learn these tricky words. The centers and small group activities in this pack are designed to give your students plenty of practice with these tricky sounds. Each activity is engaging and hands-on, so your students will have a blast learning!

The centers are engaging and allow students to practice their skills. The small group activities are perfect for guided reading groups or intervention groups. The games are fun and help students review and practice skills. The literacy stations are a great way to provide extra practice or enrichment. And the assessment ensures that students have mastered the skills.

 It is great for small group, ELA rotations, morning buckets, literacy centers, intervention, and so much more.

This set has posters, picture cards, games, and interactive worksheets that make learning to read FUN! 

Skills covered:

R Controlled Vowels

This unit includes the following activities:

Word puzzles

Word Sort and Write (worksheet provided)

Word reading strips (worksheet provided)

Read and roll for air, ear, are words and sentences (worksheet provided)

Word poster

Word sound cards

Word picture cards

Word wristbands

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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