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 stern: “er” (R-Controlled Vowels)

    At Home Learning: Bossy R is stern: “er” (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 stern: “er” (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 “er”