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.
When the ‘i’ is followed by r, it makes the sound you hear in the words ‘stir’, ‘fir‘, ‘third’, ‘shirt’ or ‘chirp’.
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.
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.
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.
Have the children read these ‘ir words’ and record them in the above worksheet.