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.
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.