ir sound words flashcards

ir sound words flashcards

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. This is an important lesson to teach primary and I focus on these sounds separately.

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

In this post, we will be discussing the ‘ir sound words’ with this free printable resource for teachers.


ir words list for kindergarten and first grade


When the ‘i’ is followed by r, it makes the sound you hear in the words ‘stir’, ‘fir‘, ‘third’, ‘shirt’ or ‘chirp’.


special education teacher resources to teach primary


These ‘ir sound words’ with pictures flashcards can also be used with dyslexic children to practice reading r-controlled words. I especially created these flashcards for special education. These flashcards can add fun to your lessons. These flashcards can also be used when revisiting the sounds.

Just like we teach primary kids short vowels and long vowel words separately, R Controlled Vowels should also be taught separately and systematically.


ir sound words jolly phonics for kindergarten and first grade


In this pack, there are  24 ir sound words flashcards for special education. These ‘ir words with pictures’ are also a great way to enhance your child’s vocabulary.


special ed resources to teach primary


There are 6 cards on each of the 4 A4 sheets. You will need to print these sheets and cut them into cards. Print these ‘ir words with pictures’ flashcards on card stock and laminate them for durability. These flashcards can be used for a long time if they are laminated.


ir words for kindergarten and first grade

Have the children read these ‘ir words’ and record them in the above worksheet.