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 can change CAT into CART! Bossy R likes to be in control, that is just how they roll. An R behind any vowel changes the sound.
Bossy R – ER, IR, UR, AR, OR
Note that ER, IR, and UR all have the same sound.
When Bossy R meets Silent e: 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)
LISTEN and play Bossy R words at Quizlet
- 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)
- Thisreadingmama activities
READ Book: “Bert’s Super Circus” by Lisa Charlesworth (Scholastic Phonics Tales)
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 Mozilla Firefox browser.
Learn more about the ways that Bossy R can vary.
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