R-Controlled Vowel: /or/ The vowel sound /or/ as in corn can be spelled in five different ways.
Anansi used a thorn to bore a hole into the melon. Of course, he was a trickster like Tiger, but poor Anansi could not roar. • It can be spelled or as in thorn.
Butsometimes… • It can be spelled ore as in bore.
At other times… • It can be spelled our as in ofcourse.
And then… • It can be spelled oor as in poor.
And finally… • Sometimes it can be spelled oar as in roar.
Let’s read some /or/ words together. board born roar corn pour door snore bore sore more store • Now let’s try some Hink Pink riddles together. Each word in the two-word rhyming answer should have the same vowel sound as soar. Choose 2 words from the words above. • What do you call an entryway with an ache?
board born roar corn pour door snore bore sore more store • What do you call a place that sells beds?
board born roar corn pour door snore bore sore more store • What do you say when you want another glass of milk?
Remember… • The /or/ sound can be spelled • or • our • ore • oar • oor
Listen to the sound of /or/ as we read these sentences . • We went to four stores before we found the board game Monopoly. • They hear the lion roar fourteen times. • Poor Henry! He poured water on the floor. • The bird soared as he looked for food. • That’s all. There are no more.