R Controlled Vowels Resources

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Bossy R Words Spelling
Bossy R Words Spelling
Game
Bossy R Words Spelling
Bossy R words feature r-controlled vowel sounds. Help kids learn how to properly sound out and spell these words in this interactive game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Word Play
Word Play
Guided Lesson
Word Play
This word play lesson teaches second graders about diphthongs (ow, ou, oi, oy and ew words) and tricky plural nouns (geese, feet, mice). It also introduces kids to the bossy R rule, which states that when the letter r follows a vowel it changes the way the word is pronouced, for example far, car, and fur. These rules can help second graders advance their reading fluency and spelling skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Bird, Star, and the Bossy R
Bird, Star, and the Bossy R
Lesson Plan
Bird, Star, and the Bossy R
Ever wonder how to get your students to understand r-controlled vowels? Meet Bird, Star, and the Bossy R! These characters will help your students understand how to read and identify that pesky Bossy R through a story and sorting activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
Lesson Plan
Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
Poetry? Scavenger hunts? Use this lesson to teach your students about the R-controlled vowels that say “er” using both! Your students will be reading those pesky er/ir/ur words in no time!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
It’s Game Time: Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels
It’s Game Time: Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels
Lesson Plan
It’s Game Time: Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels
Ready, set, go! This fun and exciting lesson utilizes board games and movement to help students practice identifying, reading, and creating multisyllabic words with R-controlled vowels.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Word Study: Understanding R-Controlled Vowel Combinations
Word Study: Understanding R-Controlled Vowel Combinations
Lesson Plan
Word Study: Understanding R-Controlled Vowel Combinations
Your students will love playing the game, “Race to the Farm” while also practicing how to decode and pronounce words that contain R-controlled vowel combinations.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Stu-pen-dous Syllables
Stu-pen-dous Syllables
Workbook
Stu-pen-dous Syllables
Build your child's foundation for reading, beat by beat. Kids will count syllables and break words down into smaller parts with this book, for stronger reading, spelling and word skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
R-Controlled Vowels in Context
R-Controlled Vowels in Context
Lesson Plan
R-Controlled Vowels in Context
Syllable vowel sounds change when followed by the letter R but also reveal regular spelling patterns. This lesson plan extends student understanding of R-controlled vowels with activities built to strengthen spelling and editing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Phonics Fun: Ar and Or Words
Phonics Fun: Ar and Or Words
Worksheet
Phonics Fun: Ar and Or Words
Focusing on the letter blends ar and or, this worksheet helps build your child's repertoire of letter and sound combinations.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
R-Controlled Vowels
R-Controlled Vowels
Worksheet
R-Controlled Vowels
R-controlled vowels can be tricky, but they provide a great way to help kids expand their phonics skills!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #2
Easter Sight Words #2
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #2
The most popular animal at Easter time is the rabbit. Your child will learn to write and spell the word "rabbit" in this Easter sight words worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Sort: Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels
Word Sort: Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels
Worksheet
Word Sort: Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels
Students have fun with phonetics as they sort a variety of multisyllabic words that have different R-controlled vowel combinations.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Bossy R Sort
Bossy R Sort
Worksheet
Bossy R Sort
In this "bossy r" word sort, second graders are tasked with cutting out each word and pasting it in the box with the correct bossy r sound.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Missing Bossy R Sounds
Missing Bossy R Sounds
Worksheet
Missing Bossy R Sounds
That letter R can sure be bossy! Give your kids some extra practice with r-controlled vowels by having them identify the correct spelling-sound correspondences of these common words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Ladder
Word Ladder
Worksheet
Word Ladder
Word games are not only fun but a great way to put those spelling skills to the test! Have your little writer complete this word ladder.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Bird, Star, and the Bossy R Story
Bird, Star, and the Bossy R Story
Worksheet
Bird, Star, and the Bossy R Story
This worksheet helps kids practice their understanding of the bossy r.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #4
Easter Sight Words #4
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #4
This Easter sight words worksheet features the word "flowers." Your child will learn to write "flowers" on its own and in a sentence.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels Board Game
Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels Board Game
Worksheet
Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels Board Game
During this fun activity, students practice creating and reading multisyllabic words with R-controlled vowels.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels: Stand Up!
Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels: Stand Up!
Worksheet
Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels: Stand Up!
During this activity, students will match a multisyllabic word to one of five R-controlled vowel combinations.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ending Sounds: X
Ending Sounds: X
Worksheet
Ending Sounds: X
Kids practice sounding out words and get to know the sound X makes when it comes at the end of a word in this phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"R" Controlled Syllables
"R" Controlled Syllables
Worksheet
"R" Controlled Syllables
Sometimes the letter "R" can be a bit bossy. Find out how with cut-and-paste worksheet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Animal Onomatopoeias
Animal Onomatopoeias
Worksheet
Animal Onomatopoeias
Search this puzzle for animal onomatopoeias. An onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the sound that it's describing. These words are sounds made by animals!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #1
Easter Sight Words #1
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #1
Your kid might want to write about colorful eggs this Easter, but first he'll need to spell the word. Help your child write the word "eggs" with this worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

R Controlled Vowels Resources

The letter R is sometimes referred to as a bossy R because it often changes the sound of the vowel that goes before it. The word "fur" is an example because it makes the same sound as –er. This is a tricky part of English that requires committing strange R-controlled vowels to memory. Luckily, the Learning Library has the tools to stop bossy Rs from bullying kids who are learning to read.
As students learn the alphabet and the sounds the letters make in order to gain phonological awareness, they’ll spend some time learning about the multiple sounds vowels can make. Each vowel has a long and short sound they can make. Some also have additional sounds they can make, based on their surroundings. One of the most influential factors on the sound a vowel makes is the being followed by the letter R.

Sometimes called the bossy R, when the letter R comes after vowel, they sound of the vowel is lost altogether, replaced by the R sound. This can be seen in these examples:
  • Chirp
  • Iceberg
  • Third
  • Work
  • Worst
Other times, the r-controlled vowel is forced to change its sound when followed by an R.
  • When the letter A falls between a W or U and an R, its sound is changed to that of an O. This came about because of the way the mouth must be shaped in order to make the W and the R sound. Changing our mouth shape in the middle to accommodate the A stopped happening. For example:
    • Award
    • Quarter
    • Thwart
  • Sometimes, when an E comes before an R it will have it’s sound changed to that of an A. This is the result of the way the tongue must be held to pronounce the R. In preparation for the R, our tongue is tense and affects the way the E is pronounced. For example:
    • Where
    • Merry
    • Ferry
Practicing with the resources provided by Education.com can help children identify and understand the influence of the bossy R and how it affects the R controlled vowels.