Around second grade, children learn about r-controlled words. R-controlled words are words that the letter “r” makes the vowel have a different sound then it would normally have without the “r”. Thus, the vowel sound is controlled by the “r”. Some teachers also like to use the expression “Bossy R”.
Below is a list of r-controlled words. Begin by writing the words on index cards. Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately. Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice.
Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words. Start by reading the list to him or her. Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently. The goal is for your child to be able to read this list in one minute. Have your child keep practicing until this goal is obtained.
High Frequency Sight Words and Phrases
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Long Vowel Sounds Word Lists L
Long E Words
Long I Words
Long O Words
Long U Words
Short Vowel Sound Word Lists
Short A Words
Short E Words
Short I Words
Short O Words
Short U Words
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