Teaching R-Controlled Vowels in First Grade

Teaching R-Controlled Vowels in First Grade

R-Controlled Vowels: What They Are and How to Teach Them AR, OR, ER, IR, and UR are the basic R-controlled vowels typically taught in first grade. Sometimes you might hear them referred to as “Bossy R”. They are an important phonics skill for your students...
CVC Word Activities

CVC Word Activities

CVC word activities are the perfect way to jumpstart your first-grader’s reading skills! These 3-letter words with a consonant-vowel-consonant pattern and a short vowel sound are essential for early reading success. Today, I’m sharing 8 hands-on games and...
Word Sorting Activities

Word Sorting Activities

Types of Sorts One of my favorite ways to teach phonics skills is through word sorting activities. Today, I am sharing three different types of sorting activities and how they help our first graders increase their decoding skills. I’ll also share easy ways to...

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