Skill: Bossy "r" spelling/reading pattern (ir)

Bossy “r” is bossy but polite, it lets the vowel go first, but it doesn’t let it say its sound. The consonant “r” sound is the dominant distinct sound.

The spelling “ir” is usually pronounced “ur” (bird = burd), except when followed by final “e” (fire).

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Read these words.

admiral first skirt third
birch flirt smirch thirsty
bird girdle smirk thirty
birth girl squir twirl
birthday irk squirrel T-shirt
chirp quirk squirt virtue
dirt shirk stir whir
fir shirt stirrup whirl
firm sir swirl zircon

 

Dictation/Spelling Practice  for (ir) words   

 

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Read the sentences below.

Write one or more sentences. Include two words in your sentence that have the spelling pattern (ir), as in bird.

 

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Illustrate your sentence on the back of your paper.