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R-Controlled Vowel Sound /îr/ as in Here and Deer

This page has printable phonics worksheets, flash cards, and word wheels for teaching students about the r-controlled vowel sound /îr/, as in peer, clear, and here.

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Say the word for each picture and place it in the correct position on the t-chart. On the left, place words with the vowel sound /îr/ (as in hear). Words in this set include: deer, year, ear, and cheer.
1st and 2nd Grades
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With this worksheet, students will circle the words that have the /îr/ sound. There are also two words for students to write themselves after listening to the teacher to say them out loud.
1st and 2nd Grades
For this activity, students will need markers, crayons, highlighters, or bingo ink dabbers. Mark the words that have the /îr/ sound (like near and deer) red. Mark the words that have the /ûr/ sound (like her and bird) blue.
1st and 2nd Grades

Flash Cards & Word Wheels

Flash cards in this set: year, hear, rear, fear, dear, deer, peer, cheer, sneer, here, we're, pier, weird, career, and appear.
1st and 2nd Grades
Word Wheel: Words with /îr/ Spelled -ear

Print of card stock, assemble the phonics circles. Spin to read the words deer, fear, near, year, tear, clear, and hear.

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More R-Controlled Vowel Sounds

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

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R Controlled EER Sound - Printable Phonics Worksheets

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