I have to teach the sound of /ar/, and I have put some of my ideas together in a small package.
If you do spelling groups, you can use both of the spelling lists I created. The first list (List A) contains one-syllable words with the /ar/ spelling pattern. The second list (List B) contains two-syllable words with the same spelling patterns.
I have included word cards for each list with sort headings along with a page of blank word cards. These can be used in a variety of ways.
I have also included a cut and paste activity that has the letters to spell each word in both lists. Students would cut out the letters and glue them on an answer sheet to spell the words. There are other things that can be done with this as well.
I also work with onsets and rimes and included a set for whole-class use and a sheet for students to use. There is a recording sheet for students to record the words they make.
There is a "Draw and Write" sheet on which students choose 4 of their spelling words, write them on the form, use them in a sentence, and draw a picture to accompany them.
There is also a comprehension sheet for each spelling list in which students read the sentences and write in the word from the list that makes sense.
You can use some of these sheets for practice, small group instruction or even whole group instruction.
This is a flexible resource and can be used as you want. I have used these activities in my classroom and have found them helpful.
I also included a spelling test form. At my school, we use a standards-based report card, and our grades are based on a rubric. For spelling, our students must use the spelling patterns in context. To make sure students use the pattern we have been working on, we require them to use each word in a sentence in which the spelling words and words from the word wall must be spelled correctly.
Thank you for your download, and I hope it is helpful for you.
A and L Kreations