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R-Controlled Vowels

English Language Arts, Grade 3

 
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bird twirl When an r follows a vowel, it shouts over the vowel. So the vowel doesn’t say its name or its short sound. It makes a whole new sound. That is because r is controlling the vowel. When r comes right after the vowel, it affects that vowel. Say these words. Listen to the r-controlled vowel. yard barn germs herd corn sword blurry fur R-Controlled Vowels Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4023
Read each sentence. Underline the words that have r-controlled vowels. Then, write each word you underlined in the correct basket. 1. The turkey ate turnips and yogurt in the flower garden. 2. That skirt does not go with your orange shirt. 3. On Saturday a pretty red cardinal sang in the farmyard. 4. My mother took me to the doctor because the sunburn really hurt. 5. Don’t get dirt on the computer! 6. During the night, the sailor cut the cord, and his raft drifted away. ar er ir or ur Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4023 R-Controlled Vowels