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R-Controlled Vowels: /ûr/ Spelled ir

These printable worksheets, word wheels, and activities can be used to teach students about the r-controlled vowel sound /ûr/, spelled ir. Words in this set include bird, girl, dirt and first.

Worksheets: R-Controlled Vowels: IR


Cut out the pictures and sort them on the t-chart. On one side, place pictures/words with the /ûr/ sound (spelled ir). Words in this set include: bird, girl, first, and shirt.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Circle the words with the /ûr/ sound and write the words the teacher says aloud.
1st and 2nd Grades
Use this worksheet to help students practice recognizing words with the /ûr/ sound that are spelled with an ir.
1st and 2nd Grades

Flash Cards & Word Wheel

Flash cards have following words: bird, girl, stir, dirt, firm, third, first, shirt, skirt, fir, sir, flirt, twirl, swirl, chirp, and squirm
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Print this PDF on heavy card stock for best results. Make a word wheel. Spin the wheel and read the words bird, skirt, third, shirt, first, stir, dirt, girl, and firm.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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More R-Controlled Vowel Sounds

Browse STW's collection of worksheets and activities for teaching students about r-controlled vowels. Sounds include: /är/ (as in hard), /ôr/ (as in for), and /ûr/ (as in bird).

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Phonics Printable Worksheets - R controlled IR

R controlled IR sound - Phonics Worksheets

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