This packet is designed to engage students in fun activities that support the learning of the /ar/ sound using the ar spelling. Each item can be used as whole group , center, or individual work.
**I would personally recommend printing pages 3-9 on cardstock and laminating them for long term use**
Here is a short description of each item and ideas on how to use them:
Poster: (Page 3) You can use this poster to introduce the sound spelling and hang it in an area where the students can see it easily for a daily reminder.
/ar/ Game-(Pages 4-8) This is a visually stimulating game to get the kids excited about reading. I would recommend this for small group. Each student begins on start. Then, decide who goes first. Have the student pick a card and read it. If they get it right they can roll a die and move that many spaces. If they get it wrong, move on to the next player.
**For differentiation, I have included 2 sets of cards. The first set is of single words with the /ar/ sound for lower students to read. The second set is of phrases using mainly sight words and /ar/ words, this would be for your higher group. Or you can just cut out and mix both sets**
Game- (page 9)- This game is designed to be a quick and fun game to practice and/or assess students on their ability to read /ar/ words. Have students roll a die, move that many spaces and read the word they land on. If they get it right, they stay. If they get it wrong, they move back 3 spaces. First one to the end wins!
Read Write Draw Sheets- (Pages 10-11) These 2 sheets can be done whole group, small group or individually. They are worksheets to help reinforce the /ar/ sound. This is a sheet where the student is given 2 sentences made of sight words and /ar/ words. They must read the sentence, copy the sentence and then draw a picture that matches the sentence. This helps enforce the /ar/ sound and reading comprehension.