The five sounds of ear, air, oar, er, are.
Dual colored spelling clip cards can be found HERE.
Teaching bossy r can be easy to explain until you get to the trigraphs. Then the rules are gone and some students struggle with reading and spelling the homophones like: stair and stare.
These mnemonics were created to provide visual pictures to help students remember and relate to the words. You can find the whole set HERE.
The spelling clip cards have the tricky trigraph highlighted in red letters, with the question, “Sounds like?” printed above the 3 pictures.
This can help students that are struggling with the words that are commonly confused.
The letter /ere/ can make lots of sounds. This is tricky spelling to teach. It is mostly one of the reasons the students start to struggle with sight words. Even for students that are good at decoding, this is a very tricky thing to understand.
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