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Phonics er Words Printable Game

If your child is working on er Phonics they will probabaly need lots of practice to learn phonics er words. This fun, hands-on er phonics words game is a great way to work on reading words. Simply print er phonics activity and you are ready to play and learn! Use this er sound phonics with kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. If your child is working on er Phonics they will probabaly need lots of practice to learn phonics er words. This fun, hands-on er phonics words game is a great way to work on reading words. Simply print er phonics activity and you are ready to play and learn! Use this er sound phonics with kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. 

Phonics er Words

Need a simple, free printable phonics game to practice r- controlled vowel “er”? This black out phonics er words game gets children reading “er” words. This er sound phonics is perfect for kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students who are working on improving reading and spelling skills.

Bossy R or R-Controlled Vowels. They are a fun part of teaching children to read and spell words. And right now, my twins are working through the different sounds that these r-controlled vowels make. Right now we are on the “er” words, and I created this game to add a little fun to reading these fun words.

er Phonics Words

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> ____ <<. The er word printables pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template. er Sound Phonics

er Phonics

As I’m teaching my little ones to read, one thing we focus on alot is syllable types. We’ve learned all about open and closed doors and then magic e syllable.

But now we are faced with the r-controlled vowels or bossy r syllables. What is an r-controlled vowel? When a vowel is followed by an R, the sound of the vowel often changes. In fact many times you don’t even hear the vowel, just the “r” sound. Hince, bossy or r-controlled.

You will find three main r-controlled vowel sounds:

FIrst, is the /ar/ sound, as in barn.

The /or/ sound, as in corn;

The /er/ sound, as in fern. Unfortunelty, you will also hear this sound in words spelled with /ur/ as in burn, or /ir/ as in bird. But we will focus on the /ur/ and /ir/ in later lessons.

Today, is all about playing a game that will help our little ones practice reading words with the letters /er/ in them. Phonics Activities

er Sound Phonics

This game is a very low prep game, but is a fun way to get our little ones reading “er” words.

  1. First print off one board game per two players, and then one “bingo” board for each player.
  2. Next, place the “bingo” board into a sheet protector or laminate.
  3. Finally, gather up a dry erase marker, die, and game piece.

Phonics Activities

er sound phonics

To play this game players place their game pieces on the bright yellow star. The player take turns rolling the die and moving around the game board.

When they land on a word, they must read that word outloud.

Then they look for the word on their “bingo” board. When they find it they get to cross it off with their dry erase marker. (You could also have them cover it up with blocks, but I like to get a little fine motor practice in.)

You get to choose who wins:

  1. The first person to cross off all the words on their boards.
  2. The first person to get three in a row.
  3. Or set a timer. When the timer goes off the person with the most crossed off wins.

Either way, the children will have practiced reading numerous “er” words in a fun way.

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Work on reading and speling er Words with this FREE printable phonics game for grade 1 students. Print this er sound words activity.

Phonics Game

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Rachel is a homeschool mom to four little ones, ages 2 to 6. She is a former public elementary teacher, and has recently began blogging at her page You’ve Got This.

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