R-Family Blends (Br, Cr, Dr, Fr, Gr, Tr)

Print these phonics worksheets for teaching the r-family of consonant blends. These include words with br (like brick and branch), cr (like crow and cry), dr (like drive and dress), fr (like frog and fruit), gr (like grapes and green), and tr (like tree and truck).Includes cut-and-glue worksheets, flash cards, build-a-word activities, writing practice, word wheels, sliders, and sorting games.

Cards & Games
Match the words with the picture cards. Includes 34 cards with r-family blends.
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Sort these 23 picture cards into groups: br- words, cr- words, dr- words, and tr- words.
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Hide words with r-blends around your classroom. Students find the words, read and spell them aloud, and write them down.
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Roll a die. Read the words that are in the column you rolled.
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Cut-and-Glue Activities
Cut out the words and blends. Glue them in the correct places on the page.
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Cut out the pictures and sort them by their beginning sounds. Then make a book with flaps that you can lift to see the pictures. Includes words with Br, Cr, Dr, Fr, and Tr.
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Cut out the r-family blends (br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr) and glue them in the correct places to complete the words.
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Cut out the letter groups and phonics r-blends. Combine them to make words. (examples: br+oom=broom. cr+ash=crash)
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Cut out the picture squares. Each picture shows an item that begins with the letters br- or cr-. (bread, crab, broom, crane, brain) Glue each picture on the correct side of the t-chart.
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Worksheets
Say the name of each item shown. Choose and color the blend that shows the beginning sounds. Then write the letters on the line to complete each word.
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Say the name of each picture. Then circle the r-blend sound that you hear at the beginning of each word.
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List as many words as you can that begin with the letters br-, cr-, dr-, and tr-.
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Choose the correct word from the word bank that matches each picture. Write the words on the line. Words include: bread,brush, crib, dry, fruit, drop, drum, fries, and tree.
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See also:
Phonics Blends: Full List

We actually have hundreds of phonics blend worksheets on STW. From this page, you can link to pages for families of blends (r-family, l-family, s-family). You can also link to activities for individual blends (like br, cr, sn, st, and countless others).