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Bossy R, R-Controlled Vowel

Once students have mastered their short vowel syllables, it may be a good time to start exploring the three sounds that the Bossy R produces.


/er/ /ar/ /or/


Each has a unique sound and spelling. The sound /er/ is also special because it has three spellings: 'er', 'ir', and 'ur'.


Here are one or two phoneme words for each spelling. These are great words to start with when introducing the sound.

'ar'

'or'

'er'

'ir'

'ur'

bar

or

her

fir

bur

car

for

per

sir

fur

far

nor

jar

orb

par

tar

Here are three phoneme words for each spelling pattern.

'ar

'or'

'er'

'ir'

'ur'

barb

born

nerf

bird

blur

barf

cord

perk

birth

burn

barn

fork

perm

chirp

burn

carb

horn

term

dirt

curb

dark

North

verb

first

curl

farm

short

clerk

girl

hurt

During tutoring we use engaging activities, games, and play-based learning to keep you child engaged in learning.

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