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R Controlled Vowel Words for Word Study

PDFs for All the R-Controlled Vowel Words Included

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The vowels that are controlled by 'r' are often the most difficult for children to learn. All too often, learners are taught the 'long and short' vowels and the learner then has no idea what to call words like: cord, far, bird, taller, dirt.

This is why, we need to focus on the 44 sounds in spelling instead of just the consonant sounds and long and short vowel sounds which is what teaching spelling is really all about. Here is a sample of great word study words to use to help learners learn the patterns and anomalies of some of the R controlled vowels.

The sound of 'ar' as in car:

Free PDF of words for cards or word wall.

are
bar
car
far
jar
scar
dark
mark
lark
park
jar
shark
stark
remark

The sound of 'air 'as in stare, care, fair:

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bare
care
dare
glare
fair
share
tear
pear
sqare
stare
share
beware
prepare

The sound of 'or' as in pork, board, award:

Free PDF of words for cards or word wall.

cork
fork
pork
stork
born
corn
form
horn
torn
for
four
award
bored
board
cord
ford
lord
sword
ward
adored
toward

The sound of 'ir' as in bird, heard, skirt:

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bird
word
herd
heard
preferred
heard
third
occurred
dirt
blurt
shirt
squirt
skirt
concert
desert
dessert
alert

The sound of 'r' as in fatter, taller, longer:

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butter
better
hammer
shutter
spider
mother
father
easter
earlier
flower
power
older
younger
slower
faster
longer
shorter
bigger
taller

Print the MS Word document of all r-controlled vowels for easy edit.

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