Lesson Plan

Bossy R Meets the Syllable

What’s makes r-controlled syllables special? Use this lesson to help your students practice identifying, reading, and spelling words that contain r-controlled syllables.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and distinguish the sound spelling relationships of multisyllable words containing r-controlled vowel patterns.


(5 minutes)
  • Gather students together for the start of lesson.
  • Say, “Do you know something amazing about words? All words contain syllables. A syllable is a combination of letters that have a vowel and make one single sound. When we’re reading, we sometimes call this a ‘chunk’ of letters, this helps us to read and spell lots of difficult words.”