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R-Controlled Vowels: /ûr/ Spelled er

These printable worksheets, word wheels, and activities can be used to teach students about the r-controlled vowel sound /ûr/, spelled er. Words in this set include her, fern, verb and term.

Worksheets: R-Controlled Vowels: ER


Cut out the pictures squares and sort them on the chart. On the left, place pictures/words with the /ûr/ sound (spelled er). Words in this set include: germ, fern, and verbs.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Circle the /ûr/ words and write the two words the teacher reads aloud. Words include fern, verb, herb, germ, and more.
1st and 2nd Grades
Use markers, crayons, colored pencils, or dabbers to fill in the circles with words that make the /ûr/ sound and are spelled with an er.
1st and 2nd Grades

Flash Cards & Word Wheel

Word list in this flash card set: her, herd, fern, verb, term, clerk, germ, and perk.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Print this word wheel on heavy weight paper or card stock. Cut out the wheels and attach with a paper fastener. The spn to read the words term, verb, fern, clerk, perk, herd, and germ.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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More R-Controlled Vowel Sounds

Explore our collection of resources for teaching r-controlled vowels. Sounds include: /är/ (as in hard), /ôr/ (as in for), and /ûr/ (as in bird).

Phonics: Vowel Sounds

Check out our vowel sound index page. Link to worksheets for teaching long vowels, short vowels, and vowel pairs.

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Printable Phonics Worksheets - R-controlled ER Sound

Phonics Worksheets - R-controlled ER Sound

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