Teaching -ir, -er, and -ur words

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  1. davisdarling

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    Hi Everyone! I'm new here, and I have a question...

    I have to teach a small group lesson to struggling readers in my first grade classroom on Monday. The lesson is supposed to focus on -ir, -er and -ur words. Words like bird, curl, or fern. I can usually think of a fun saying or game to go along, but I am drawing a blank.

    What have you tried? Thank you :)
     
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    We use a bossy R because the R changes the vowel sound. Basically, we have a cut out R that we make look like a girl with lots of attitude (you know the older sister type).

    Maybe have a ball that students throw into two buckets (one is for words with /ir/, /ur/, or /er/ and one is for other words). Or use three buckets (/ir/ words in one, /ur/ words in a second, and /er/ words in a third).
     
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    I love the Bossy R visual! Great idea.

    I think my kids might go a little nuts if I let them throw balls - especially because it's only 4 of the 47 kids in the primary unit that get to participate- and I pretty much have to do it in the room. I like the idea of a word sort though. Maybe cards into baskets.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    Word sorts are great! Anyway to make it more fun is always nice too. Good luck!
     
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    Amanda! Thank youuuu :) I love this. I don't have time to buy the book, but I will definitely incorporate that. Wow! Awesome :)
     
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    It's a downloadable ebook so you can use it immediately after ordering. :thumb:
     
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    i've also had my kids go on a word hunt. I give them a page with three columns, one for each bossy r and they have to finds words in the classroom that have that pattern. good luck! :)
     
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    Honestly, with things this difficult, I just do a lot of repetitive say it, sound it out, spell it, say it. Then students practice writing the words over and over again-easier words 6 times each, harder words 10 times each. The r-controlled vowels are a bear!
     
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    Love the bossy r e-book. Does anyone know what graphics program she uses? I've seen those 'kids' or ones that look just like them on several websites/online resources....so darn cute!
     
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    czacza,
    Thank you! I purchase my graphics from Scrappin Doodles. I'm glad you enjoyed the e-book.

    Jodi
     
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    Great Resource is carl's corner too
     
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    Carl's Corner is pretty amazing, yes. http://www.carlscorner.us.com. The stuff now extends onto three other sites as well, but they're all linked.
     

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