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Reading Lesson Idea: R-Controlled Words
Special practice for reading and pronouncing words that have a vowel followed by the letter "r".
Additional materials can be used depending on your student’s learning style, such as a white board, manipulative letters, or highlighter.
You may choose to introduce one or all “R”-controlled sounds, depending on your student's level.
Explain to the student:
In some words, in which the letter "R" follows a vowel, the sound of that vowel is changed.
S/he will not hear the vowel sound next to the “R” in these words
There are exceptions, but this rule works most of the time.
Ways to practice:
The student reads aloud the list of “R”-controlled words on the handout, or another one provided by the tutor.
The tutor dictates “R” controlled words and the student writes the word on a white board, paper, or using manipulative letters.
The tutor (or student) highlights “R”-controlled words in a text, then the student reads the words aloud.
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