Teaching Phonics

ar words – Phonics Poster


ar 2 Words Phonics Poster – A FREE PRINTABLE phonics resource which focuses on phonemic awareness, auditory discrimination and decoding.


 Words that ar in them

ar Words Phonics Poster (Received Pronunciation)

ar words poster

ar words with pictures


This ar words for kids poster is a particularly special one as it deals with the concept of ‘received pronunciation’ i.e You ‘receive’ and learn how to pronounce these words from those around you. What this means is that in some parts of the world so words are pronounced very differently to others. In Australia, all of these words are pronounced with ar sound e.g. car-sel for castle, fl-ar-sk for flask, etc. In places like Scotland and the USA, these words are pronounced very differently. How do you pronounce these words in your part of the world and what does that mean for learning to read and spell?

(a cl phonics poster for you to download and print)

ar sound received pronunciation words list


How to Download Your ar Words Phonics Poster:

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  5. Press ‘Place Order’ and then scroll down to ‘Order Details’ and click on your resource there. It will open ready to save, print, cut out and laminate.

One Way to Use this Poster:

  1. Students sit in pairs.
  2. Teacher introduces the ar poster on the website and models decoding the words.
  3. Teacher models giving clues for the students to guess e.g. ‘The soldiers stormed the _______ ‘, ‘The intruder wore a _______’. 
  4. Students guess the word and spell it to their partner. 
Another Possible to Use this Poster:
  1. Complete a running record or a student.
  2. If the ar sound appears to be a sound the student needs knowledge on, go to and find & print the ar words poster.
  3. Explore the vocabulary of the poster together.
  4. Practice decoding the words.
  5. Place the poster in a loose-leaf folder to create a book or personal sounds the student needs to work on. 

Yet Another Way You Might Like to Use this Poster

  • Recorded reading – students record themselves reading the word lists (phone, tablet, PC) and listen to themselves reading the words back. Ask them to identify words they need to practice and what they perceive to be the problem. How will we fix that problem?

Where to Next?

How about an Online Boggle Game or a FREE Sight Word Game