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R-Controlled Vowel Sound /âr/, as in Bear and Care

These printable phonics worksheets, word wheels, flash cards, and activities can be used to teach students about the r-controlled vowel sound /âr/. This sound can be spelled spelled air as in hair, ere as in where, and are as in care.

Worksheets - AIR Vowel Sound


Students circle the words with the /âr/ sound. Words include: care, chair, pear, where, and more.
1st and 2nd Grades
Common Core
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Sort the word list into two columns on the t-chart. The first column has /är/ words: mark, farm, shark, smart, yard, and far. Column two has /âr/ words: share, wear, square, pear, stare, and care.
1st and 2nd Grades
For this worksheet, student can use ink dabbers or crayons. Color the words that have the /är/ sound (like star) blue. Color the words that have the /âr/ sound (like share) red.
1st and 2nd Grades

Flash Cards & Word Wheels

Flash cards in this set: bear, wear, pear, tear, care, stare, share, dare, rare, hare, flare, square, air, fair, pair, hair, stair, chair, there, their where, very, parent, arrow, marry, carry, cherry, berry, terrible, repair, error, area, America, compare, and airplane.
1st and 2nd Grades
Print this word spinner on card stock. Spin and read the words: rare, dare, care, stare, scare, and share.
1st and 2nd Grades
Print on card stock. Assemble the wheel. Then spin and read the words bear, wear, pear, and tear.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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More R-Controlled Vowel Sounds

Download worksheets, flashcards, and word wheels for teaching students about r-controlled vowel sounds /är/, /ôr/, and /ûr/.

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Phonics Worksheets - R-Controlled Air Sound

Printable Phonics Worksheets - R-Controlled Air Sound

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