Friday, July 20, 2012

'r' influenced vowels...

This teaching year 'Down Under' saw the introduction of our new National Curriculum. Strangely, not all the States and Territories are following it. Queensland is, so that means I'm in the thick of it!!!
My year level is on-track to the day, which means we are up to Unit 5 Week 2 Lesson 1 in spelling...'r' influenced vowels 'ar', 'er', and 'ir'. I have noticed that they are also called 'r' controlled vowels overseas. Same thing, different name.

We are 'given' the spelling words for the week ...

And we are allocated 4 x 15 minute sessions in the week for spelling! Whilst we are provided with an overview for the week, I am going to hunt out a few exciting games and such to use.

First port of call was TeachersPayTeachers ...
I take my teachers-hat off to each and every talented teacher who puts their resources out-there. You are all a credit to the profession!

Kerrie from Look Whoo's in First  has a great free-download game called Captains Crew R Controlled Vowels 
Captains Crew R Controlled Vowels

A Year of Many Firsts has included a poster for free, with some really adorable characters
Meet the Super-Three UR ER IR
Then, of course, I just HAD to check out what is showing up on Pinterest - and there goes the rest of my day!!!
Kathy at First Grade a la Carte  has a super game for kids to practice their r-controlled words. 
Rainforest Treasures
And Classroom Freebies has a quick little cut and paste activity 

Something for everyone! I am off now to whip up a few of these great activities ready for next week. 

Does anyone have any other super ideas for introducing and teaching 'r' influenced vowels to little Year 1'ers???

Enjoy your weekend...

1 comment:

  1. Wow, thanks for the resources! I was just working on this with the kiddo I'm tutoring this summer! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I'm your newest follower. :)

    -Mrs. C.


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