Corey McNeill
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Lower Primary
1, 2
AHL, AHL 1-2, AHL Literacy
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs, Video

Education Standards

At Home Learning: Bossy R is the Star: “ar” (R-Controlled Vowels)

At Home Learning: Bossy R is the Star: “ar” (R-Controlled Vowels)


This lesson is for Grades 1 - 2 on literacy. At Home Learning Lessons are a partnership between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, PBS North Carolina, and the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.  Each lesson contains a video instructional lesson, a PDF lesson plan with a transcript, and a PDF file of extension activities.

Lesson Overview


This lesson plan, Bossy R is the Star: “ar” (R-Controlled Vowels), is a video based lesson for Grades 1 - 2. Attached to this lesson is the YouTube video link to the video lesson and PDF files of the lesson plan and extension activities.


Learning Goals:

• Review the 5 vowels and their sounds in the English alphabet
• Understand the consonant letter “r” changes the sounds of vowels that come before it.
• Read and write words that have the r-controlled vowel “ar”