This is one section of a Phonics Kit that you can create. Many of the resources are provided by the websites below for personal or classroom use. See the full post for more resources!
Bossy R – ER, IR, UR, AR, OR
An R behind any vowel changes the sound. ER, IR, and UR all have the same sound.
Note that Silent e wins sometimes: words with -are can say long a, Examples: care, share, flare. -ire can say long i, Examples: fire, tire, wire.
But notice that OR wins: adore, bore, shore, snore & UR wins: nature, picture, treasure.
An e before ar can have many different sounds: long e (hear), “er”(learn), “air” (pear), & “ar” (heart)
Bossy R Sort from schoolisahappyplace
Bossy R Poster and activities from carlscorner
Bossy R Posters from themoffattgirls.com
Bossy R picture cards from eslphonicsworld.com (4/page)
READ Book: “Bert’s Super Circus” by Lisa Charlesworth (Scholastic Phonics Tales)
PLAY Printable Go Fish game from themeasuredmom (6 pages, 9 per page, color)
Please note that many online games require Flash and may not work well on some tablets and smartphones. It can be helpful to download the Puffin browser.
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