ER, IR, UR Sounds

Videos and songs to help First Grade kids learn how to pronounce the ER, IR, UR digraph sounds, Learn words that have the ER, IR, UR sounds.

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Reading Strategy: er ir ur
In many words, er, ir and ur have the same sound.

UR ER IR - R controlled vowels song

Pronounce ER

ir - Phonics - whirl, girl, dirt

ur Digraph
The ‘ur’ digraph, often called an ‘r’ controlled vowel.

Phonics and the ur sound
fur, burn, surf, curtain, yogurt

er ir ur - Alternative spellings

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