Introduced in This Cycle
r-controlled sounds: /ar/ and /or/
“again,” “around,” “bye,” “could,” “does,” “knew,” “or,” “would”
Cycle Word List
In this cycle, students are introduced to the r-controlled syllable type by examining how “-r” alters the sound of the vowels “a” and “o”. The cycle begins with one-syllable words and then moves to two by pairing an r-controlled syllable with a closed (example: “gar-den”), or with an open (example: “mo-tor”) syllable type. Students continue to notice how suffixes can change the meaning of a word. For the full cycle overview with word list, Cycle-at-a-Glance, and teaching notes, download the cycle overview.