Bossy R can change CAT into CART! Bossy R likes to be in charge, that is just how they roll. An R behind any vowel changes the sound.
The bird ate corn in the barn. It was her turn. Notice that ER, IR, and UR all have the same sound.
LISTEN and play Bossy R words at Quizlet
- Bossy R Sort from schoolisahappyplace
- Bossy R Poster and activities from carlscorner
- Bossy R Posters from themoffattgirls.com
- Bossy R picture cards from eslphonicsworld.com (4/page)
- Thisreadingmama activities
PLAY Printable Go Fish game from themeasuredmom (6 pages, 9 per page, color)
Bossy R with Consonant Digraphs
Some words with Bossy R vowels also have a consonant digraph. Practice these words with activities at Shark Chart!
Bossy R Variations
Bossy R can vary sometimes. When Bossy R meets Silent e, Silent e wins sometimes: words with -are can say long a, Examples: care, share, flare. -ire can say long i, Examples: fire, tire, wire. But notice that OR wins: adore, bore, shore, snore & UR wins: nature, picture, treasure.
An e before ar can have many different sounds: long e (hear), “er”(learn), “air” (pear), & “ar” (heart)