R Controlled Vowels: ER Mega Activity Pack

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This r-controlled vowels MEGA activity pack specific to the 'er' spelling is jam-packed full of fun activities! There are 40 printable student activity pages, 10 description/teaching tip pages that explain each type of resource, and 6 answer keys included. I have also included a page that lists the common core standards it covers. These pages cover concepts related to the r-controlled vowel specific to the 'er' spelling. There are several pages that are interdisciplinary covering science and math in addition to language arts. 


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There are 40 printable student activity pages, 10 description/teaching tip pages that explain each type of resource, and 6 answer keys included. I have also included a page that lists the common core standards it covers.

Table of Contents:

I. Common Core State Standards – page 4

II. Write the Room Activities – pages 5-10

III. Rhyming Words Flip Chart – pages 11-15

IV. ‘er’ Flip Book – pages 16-20

V. ‘er’ Bulletin Board Posters – pages 21-30

VI. Search and Graph Activities – pages 31-35 

VII. Roll, Read, Do Activities – pages 36-43

VIII. Extra Practice Worksheets – pages 44-51

IX. Break It, Make It Activities – pages 52-57

X. R Controlled Vowel Chains – pages 58-59

XI. Extension Ideas – page 60

XII. Credits – page 61

How to Use

Each of my Vowel Activity Pack Includes the Following Activities:

⇨ Write the Room Activities These are fun activities where teachers hide phonics cards around the room in easy to find places (attached to a wall, on a bookcase, on a table, etc.). Students are given a recording sheet and clipboard and told to search the room for the phonics cards. Once they find a card they write the word on their recording sheet. This is a great kinesthetic activity as it gets students up and moving around the classroom!

⇨ Rhyming Words Flip Books  Another hands-on activity is the interactive flip books that are included. Students put together their flip books and then write all the rhyming words they can think of/fit underneath each flap. So for example if the picture card is a 'car' they would write 'bar', 'jar', 'far', etc. Some of the activity packs ask students to find similar patterned words (instead of rhymes). In the blends pack for example, if the word picture card was a 'truck' students would write words that begin with the 'tr' blend (tree, trunk, treat, etc.).

⇨ Phonics Flip Books These are fun flip books include adorable clipart images under which students simply fill in the blanks with 'er' to make different words. Then they can color the pictures and use them to review the 'er' sound.

⇨Bulletin Board Posters Each activity pack also includes a set of bulletin board posters. There is a mini poster that can be used as a student reference chart along with several full page (8 1/2" x 11") posters for each vowel or vowel team/spelling or blend. Just add some die cut letters of each vowel team and a cute border! 

⇨ Read and Graph Activities These are probably my favorite activities in each set! I love to incorporate multidisciplinary learning and these activities are a mix of reading and math! Students are given an activity page where they have to read 10 sentences and circle all the r-controlled vowel words with the 'er' spelling for example. Students are told to find all 25 'er' words on the page (self-evaluation!). Once students have found all 25 words they then graph the words according to word family (i.e. 'erch', 'ern', 'erm', etc.). Then they interpret the data by answering questions based on the graph results. These are so much fun and there is so much learning going on in these activities!!!

⇨ Read, Roll, Do Activities These are great activities to use as a spare time or anchor activity. I've included a colored and black and white version of the reference chart so you can print it to display in your classroom or give each student their own copy to keep in a folder in their desk. For this activity, students "roll" a die, "read" the sentence it falls on and "do" the activity it describes. There are several activity pages included for students to complete each activity on the reference chart.

⇨ Extra Practice Pages There are several extra practice pages included in each set. On the "Write It! Build It" pages, students practice writing 'ar' words, for example, and then make the words using magnet letters, wiki sticks, stamps, letter tiles or any way of their choice. They also draw pictures of the words on the "Read, Trace, and Draw" pages. There are several other types of extra practice pages included in each set.

⇨ Break It, Make It Activities These activities are a big hit with students! Each student receives a secret alphabet code chart along with a page of secret code words. They must "break" the code to figure out what each word is and then "make" the word by drawing a picture of it. There are several of these activities included in each set as well!

⇨ And so much more! I didn't name these MEGA activity packs for nothing! Each one is jammed-packed full of fun! Use them for whole class instruction, small groups, centers, RTI, Daily 5 and more! 


Grade Levels: K-3          File Type: PDF (Acrobat) Document File

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