When is it time to teach –r-Controlled words?
I know as a teacher, I always wondered when it was time to teach -r-Controlled Syllables. After many years of teaching, I believe I have figured it out. And the answer is: when students have mastered simultaneously reading the Closed Syllable (also known as short vowel words) and the Vowel-Consonant-e Syllable, then students are ready to read –r-Controlled words.
If you would like to know for sure if a student is ready to read –r-Controlled words, simply administer these 5 short word lists. If a student scores 80% on each word list, then they are ready to move on to learning –r-Controlled words.
These word lists are strategically designed. They include 100 short vowel and long vowel (Vowel-Consonant-e only) patterns. These word lists assessments are well worth your time to help you to know exactly where your students are performing in reading.
Assuming the student scores 80% or better on these words list, then you are off to teaching -r-Controlled words. The following lessons may be of interest to you.
10 -r-Controlled Syllable Activities & Games
Reading -r-Controlled Vowel Syllables