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Have you ever heard of a bossy r? Maybe you have seen a picture of “a” and “r” together with the “r” scowling at the “a”. What these pictures are trying to get at, is that the r is controlling the vowel. In other words, you really do not hear the vowel you hear the “r” sound.
These r-controlled vowels can be quite difficult to spell, and often need lots of practice. And that is what this cut and paste activity is all about.
The students get to do most of the work on this one. It is almost a no-prep activity.
- First, print of the page you want your child or children to use.
- Next, print off page six. Then cut them into strips. One strip is needed per page used.
- Finally, gather up some glue and scissors and you are ready to go.
R- Controlled Vowels
These r-controlled vowels can be very tricky to spell. And while there isn’t much help we can give our children in figuring out what vowels to use, these ideas may help them some.
Did you know that “er”, “ir” and “ur” make exact same sound?
Yep, they do. Look at words like her, fir, and fur. Yes, they all have the exact sound in them. Expect for reading lots of r-controlled vowels and lots of practice spelling them, there isn’t a fast rule that will help.
But knowing the frequency of use may help some. Did you know that when the “er” sound is made, the letters “er” are used most often? Fairly frequent use of the “er” sound is “ir”, and the least frequent use is “ur”.
The good news is that the letters “ar” and “ur” do not always make the same sound. This makes them a little easier to teach to our children and can help them learn how to spell these words. Think of words like “car” and “farmer” compared to “for” and “hornet”. They sound different and teaching this to our little ones can help them spell these tricky r-controlled vowels a little easier.
Spelling Bossy r words correctly require a lot of practice. And I hope your kiddos enjoy this simple practice page.
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