Teaching Phonics

ur words – R Controlled Vowel Poster


A FREE PRINTABLE phonics sound poster which focuses on auditory discrimination for the controlled r sound – ur words.


R Controlled Vowel – ur words poster

ur Phonics Poster –  ur sound

r controlled vowel poster – this free printable poster is ideal for Learning Difficulties Students & Early Reading Lessons.  

Phonics Wall Display Poster – ur

ur words

ur words – Phonics Poster

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The ur Poster Word List


How to Download Your ur Words Phonics Poster:

  1. Add the ur words poster to your Cart using the ‘Add to Cart’ Button. NB You can only get the resources 2 at a time. #longstory
  2. Press the very small ‘View Cart’ Button at the very top right of this page.
  3. Press the ‘Proceed to Checkout’ Button
  4. Add your email address to prove you are human 
  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 ur words poster on the website and models decoding with a ur sound.
  3. Teacher models giving clues for the students to guess e.g. ‘If you stick a pin in a balloon it will _______ ‘, ‘I’m thinking of a window covering’. 
  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 ur sound appears to be a sound the student needs knowledge on, go to and find & print the ur words poster.
  3. Explore the poster together.
  4. Practice the onset & rime.
  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?

Where to Next? How about another bossy r poster?

or a free phonics game for that focuses on this rule?

bossy r

FREE r controlled phonics game


 Quote about Reading – ‘The More You Read the More You Know’