Packet 1: This reading unit provides 30 word lists of the –r -controlled syllable type words. Also, a master list of all the words is included and can be used as a quick reference. A –r-controlled syllable is one of the six types of syllables in reading. The lists in this unit include words spelled with the letter –r to the right of each vowel. The organization of the reading lists makes it easy for students to learn the 4 –r-controlled sounds. Students will gain insights and tips to help them to minimize all their assortment of ideas to manageable strategies in order to decode -r-controlled words. Use may use the words on the lists in multiple ways to decode and encode words.
*Packet 1 ONLY contains word lists.
Packet 2: This packet contains 10 fun activities/games that can be used to teach -r controlled syllables. The designed layout of this packet helps students to know that there are only 4 sounds to the 5 spellings of r-controlled words. Also, it teaches students that any time there is a vowel to the left of the letter -r, its sound changes. Its sound is neither short nor long. The vowel has a sound of its own because the r-sound controls the vowel.
The following activities/games are included in the packet:
1. Climb a Tree
2. Grow a Centipede
3. Football Frenzy
5. Clear the Board
6. Snail Shell
7. Feed the Monster
9. Pin the Tail on the Monster
10. Circle Out
*Answer key included for packet 2.