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R Controlled Vowels Word Building Activity

R Controlled Vowels Word Building Activity

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Grade level


Resource Type

Activities, Centers


English Language Arts, Phonics, Spelling

Do you need an easy to implement, differentiated tool for your word work or literacy centers? These R controlled vowel word building mats are perfect to use throughout the entire year! Students will practice sounding out words, blending sounds together, and building 50 words!

How do students use these word building mats?

On each mat, students will do four things.

1. Identify the picture.

2. Read or write the word in a sentence.

3. Build the word (using letter tiles, magnetic letters, etc.).

4. Write the word (using dry or wet erase markers).

How many words are included in this resource?

There are 40 R controlled vowel words included in your download.

How is this resource differentiated?

Your download comes with two options.

Option 1: Mats with Words

On these mats, students will see the word written on the page and used in a sentence. These are great for beginning readers, ESL students, or tutoring.

Option 2: Mats without Words

On these mats, students will identify the word using the picture and sentence missing the word. These are great for students reviewing the phonics skills or advanced learners.

Are the word building mats available in black and white?

Yes, you can save your ink by printing the mats in black and white. Some sentences may include color words, but they are not essential to the mats.

Do I need to use all the words?

No, you can choose to place a set of the mats in your centers and rotate them yourself. You may also find that some of the words may be more difficult for your students and you many choose to leave some of the mats out.

Do you have more word building mats?

Yes, you can see all the skills that are covered in the Phonics Word Building Mats Bundle.

Do you have any other resources for vowel sounds?

Yes, you can find more vowel based resources in my store.

3 reviews
    B L.
    09 Jul 2023
    My student's love these mats!
    A - PLUS Literature Guides
    09 Jul 2023
    These word building mats are perfect! I can't wait to implement them this year!
    Celeste Cuevas - The Education Highway
    09 Jul 2023
    Excellent word building mats for vowel centers. Just what I needed, this will save me so much time. Thank you for creativity.