Lesson Plan

It’s Game Time: Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels

Ready, set, go! This fun and exciting lesson utilizes board games and movement to help students practice identifying, reading, and creating multisyllabic words with R-controlled vowels.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify, read, and create multisyllabic words with R-controlled vowels.


(5 minutes)
  • Write the vowels A,E, I, O, and U on the board.
  • Call on students to make both the long and short sounds for each vowel.
  • Then add an R next to each vowel. Tell students that when a vowel is followed by an R the vowel no longer makes the long or short vowel sound. Instead, it makes a new sound. These are called R-controlled vowels.
  • Model for the students how to pronounce each new vowel combination: ar, er, ir, or, and ur. Point out that er, ir, and ur all make the same ur sound as in "fur."