Each R-controlled vowel (er, ir, and ur) has:
– A poster with six illustrated examples of each word.
– A poster with a list of either er, ir, or ur words.
– 1 title card and up to 11 illustrated words for a word wall.
– 2 recording sheets for use with the charts are also supplied.
6 worksheets are provided for each individual vowel digraph sound covering a range of skills:
– Read and Draw – This worksheet requires students to read the sentence and draw the appropriate picture.
– Read and Highlight – Students roll the die, read one sentence, and then use a highlighter to identify the R-controlled vowel in focus.
– Spell the Word – Students spell the word by coloring the letters it contains.
– Missing Letters – To complete this activity, students cut out the letter tiles and paste them beside each picture in order to make a word. The remaining letters will spell a word with the R-controlled vowel in focus.
– Find the Word – Students identify the word and then write it in the matching word box. (answer key provided)
– Spin a Picture – Students must spin a picture and then find the word on the sheet and color it.
6 worksheets that focus on all three R-controlled vowels are also provided:
– Picture Sort – Students say each picture, determine which R-controlled vowel it has and then write it in the appropriate place.
– Word Sort – Students sort the R-controlled vowels into the appropriate column.
– Roll and Read – Students gain practice with reading lists of words containing each R-controlled vowel.
– ‘er’, ‘ir’ or ‘ur’ words – To consolidate their knowledge of the r controlled
vowel, students say each picture and then determine whether it has an ‘er’,
‘ir’ or ‘ur’, circle it the correct color and then write it in the appropriate
– Three in a Row – In this game for one or two players, students must identify which words are spelled with an er, ir, or ur. A recording sheet is also provided.
– Spin and Write – This advanced word work activity focuses on spelling. In order to complete the spelling of a word, students spin an R-controlled vowel and write it on the word wall in the correct place.
British English spelling is also included.