r-Controlled Word Cards & Word Work Notebook

Reading on Strawberry Lane
Grade Levels
K - 3rd, Homeschool
Formats Included
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47 pages
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Reading on Strawberry Lane


Included in this packet are 128 strategically chosen r-Controlled word cards and a word work notebook. This packet focuses on teaching the word work in Step 3 of teaching reading. Step 3 is teaching reading sounds 11-15 of reading which are the 5 sounds of r-Controlled vowels: /ar/, /air/, /ear/, /ir/, and /or/.

Two different things can be done with the word cards.

1. The word cards can be cut apart as individual cards and sorted according to the 5 r-Controlled sounds. Instructions are included on how to do this. Then they can be used for various word skill activities of your choosing or for playing cards with simple game boards that you may have yourself. If you would like simple games to play with these word cards, then click the following link to download these simple free games: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/5-Free-Games-Boards-1499657.

2. Also the words cards can provide each student with word work notebook. Simple directions for making the notebooks are included. A great feature about these notebooks is that they can be used as data in knowing what to reteach or teach next.

If you’re interested in teaching the next 5 vowel sounds, reading sounds 16-20, then purchase my packets that target Vowel Team words.




There are a total of 22 vowel sounds to teach in order for readers to be successful. Reading Tools in a Box teaches these 22 vowel sounds in a basic understandable way for both the student to learn and for you as a teacher to present. So if you would like to know how to teach reading in a way that makes perfect sense, then you would love Reading Tools in a Box! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Tools-in-a-Box-4655945

Note: This packet only contains word cards and word work notebook. There are no activities.

Total Pages
47 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.


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