What Are R-Controlled Vowels?


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What is a phoneme?

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1. Which of the following words does NOT contain a long vowel?

2. Which of the following words does NOT contain a short vowel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet contains questions on instances of the bossy R rule and related terminology, allowing you to apply the knowledge you've gained to specific examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet can be used to assess yourself on:

  • Phonemes
  • Long vowels
  • Short vowels
  • R-controlled vowels

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between an r-controlled 'a' and an r-controlled 'e'
  • Making connections - use understanding of long vowels and short vowels to match examples of words with each
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define phoneme

Additional Learning

To learn more about this rule, you can look over the accompanying lesson: What Are R-Controlled Vowels? This lesson tackles the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with examples of long and short vowels
  • Differentiate between regular r-controlled vowels and long r-controlled vowels
  • Understand the effect of the R rule on pronunciation