r controlled vowels word list

r controlled vowels word list

We often find ourselves at a loss for words when we are thinking about Bossy R words or R controlled vowel words.

With the help of this word list for r controlled vowels, I have been able to create various ‘ar er ir or ur’ sound resources. I used it to make flashcards, worksheets, activities, and games with the help of these word lists. It will help parents and teachers create resources for children to understand these sounds better. Alternatively, children can use it to read Bossy R words.

What are R controlled vowels?

An r-controlled vowel is one that is immediately followed by the letter ‘r’ and which can no longer be pronounced as a long or short vowel.

When the letter r follows a vowel, the vowel is usually forced to change its sound. That is why it is called the BOSSY R.’

 

 

ar words phonics list for kindergarten and first grade

 



Bossy R words with ar sound – The first is the ar words list. It includes words like arm, arc, car, bar, mart, park, barb, quart, arch, shark, scar, hard, marsh, charm, smart, starch, etc.

When a is followed by R, it changes its sound. It no longer remains the short a sound. R forces it to change its sound and that is why we call it the Bossy R.

If you are looking for ar words with pictures, do check my free ar words flashcards Pack.

 

 

er words phonics list for kindergarten and first grade

 



The above phonics word list is for er words. It includes words like her, herd, fern, perk, verb, pert, berg, term, stern, perch, berth, otter, ember, sever, verve, after, finger, swerve, under etc.

When ‘e’ follows R, it changes its sound. It is no more the short e sound. R forces it to change its sound and that is why we call it the Bossy R.

Words with pictures improve vocabulary. If you are looking for er words with pictures, do check my free er words flashcards Pack. These flashcards are also useful with dyslexic children and help them understand the sound and words better.

 

 

or words phonics list for kindergarten and first grade

 



 

The above word list is for or words. It includes words like for, corn, fort, cork, torch, short, cord, dorm, north, orbit, horse, sword, escort, scorch, forget, forty, lorry etc.

When ‘o’ follows R, it changes its sound. It is no more the short o sound. R forces it to change its sound and that is why we call it the Bossy R.

If you are looking for or words with pictures, do check my free or words flashcards Pack.

 

ir words phonics list for kindergarten and first grade



 

The next word list is for the ir sound. It includes words like fir, bird, birth, whirl, stir, girl, firm, dirt, twirl, quirk, shirt, chirp, birth, third, smirk, thirst, squirt etc.

When ‘i’ follows R, it changes its sound. It is no more the short i sound. R forces it to change its sound and that is why we call it the Bossy R.

If you are looking for ir words with pictures, do check my free ir words flashcards Pack.

 

 

ur words phonics list for kindergarten and first grade

 



 

The last of the bossy r word list for is for the ur sound. It includes words like fur, purl, slurp, lurk, curd, burp, curt,  spur, surf, curl, nurse, churn, blurb, burst, etc.

When ‘u’ follows R, it changes its sound. Now, it is no more the short u sound. R forces it to change its sound and that is why we call it the Bossy R.

Have you noticed that sounds ‘ir er ur’ actually sound the same?

 

 

R controlled vowels ar er ir or ur word list for kindergarten and first grade

 

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