FREEBIE--These fun activity/coloring tasks give student exposure to the 4 sounds of r-controlled vowels in such a simple way. Also, it increases their visual memory and experience reading r-controlled words. These activities will help students to realize why r-controlled vowels are really r-controlled. As students listen to themselves reading the simple words in the snail shell with the insertion/substitution of the letter –r, then they will hear the difference in the how the word pairs sound (cat, cart). They will recognize that instead of the vowel saying it’s two normal sounds—short or long—that it will sound completely different because the –r is in control of the vowel when reading the word and the vowel is out of control.