-er Sound Spelling Printable

This new printable reviews some of the /er/ sound words. I made this to help DD with the different er sounds such as er, ear, ir, or, ur and our.

As many of you know, we have used (and loved) All About Spelling (affiliate link) for years!   We stepped away from our beloved spelling program, All About Spelling, for a few months. This fall my older two have been using Spelling City and going through lists of words (that I create).  I noticed that DD needs a bit of review on some of the /er/ sound words so I typed up this spelling sort for her.  We cut out all the words on the page below. (Click on either of the two pictures below to download and print out the /er/ sound spelling sort pages.) She mixed them up and then sorted them into the proper categories:


After sorting them into categories for several days, I gave her the blank sheet and had her write in examples in each column. The next day she came back and added more words. Then she did the spelling sort again and on the final day she added in all the words she missed and filed the paper in her notebook.

SpellingSort-er-sounds2If you are working on these words, you might also be interested in this practice page I made a couple of years ago:

Spelling: Free Review Sheet (er, ur or ir); Long O Word Sort

Spelling-er ir ur

New -er Sound Packet:er Sound Word Sort and Game_ ur, ir, er, or, ear, our Spelling WordsUpdate: My youngest is now working on the /er/ Sound. I made an activity for her that you might be interested in. She loves, loves these games and begs to play more!  Gotta love that, right?!!

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This spelling sort packet is $3.00.

/er/ Sound Word Sort and Games


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er-sound-word-sort-and-gamesOnce you pay for this packet, you will immediately receive a link to download this file (which will open in a browser window).   You will also receive an email from SendOwl (the service I use) that says “Homeschool Den Purchase.”  That email will also have the link for you to download this file. If you have any trouble with your order, feel free to email me — liesl at homeschoolden dot com   ~Liesl

This packet contains 2 pages of words, a sorting mat, 3 board games with different combinations of -er sound words, and 3 -er sound worksheets.


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$4.00 Long A Sound and Long I Sound Word Sorts and Games (plus the bonus packet: Word Sorts for Activities for r-wr and n-kn)

$3.00 Long E Sound Word Sort and Games

$3.00  Long O Sound Word Sort and Games

$3.00 ow ou oy oi aw au Word Sort Activities and Games

$3.00 /er/ Sound Word Sort and Games

$3.00 /k/ Sound Word Sort Activities and Games (c, k, ck, ch, cc, que – spellings)

$3.00 /ul/ Sound: Word Sort and Activities for words ending in -le -el -al -il -ol -ile

$3.00 ie ei Words – Worksheets, Activities & Games for words spelled ie (such as piece, chief, yield, ancient, science, glacier, goalie) and words spelled with ei (such as receive, beige, foreign, ceiling, receipt and more!)

$3.00 Plurals – Worksheets, Activities & Games for adding -s or -es to create plurals. Plus, there are activities for practicing irregular spellings & words that change from f to v.

$18.99 Spelling BUNDLE – Buy all of the packets listed above (and any that I create in the future). The Spelling Bundle includes: 1. Long A & Long I Packet 2. Long E Packet 3. Long O Packet 4. ou/ow oy/oi au/aw Packet 5. /er/ Sound Packet 6. /k/ Sound Packet 7. /ul/ Sound Packet 8. ie/ei Words Packet 9. Plurals – add -s or -es Visit the Spelling BUNDLE page for more details!

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Here are some of our other fun spelling sorts!

Find out more using the links below. You will also find these in Our Store.

Long A and Long I Word Sort Activities


Long i Words spelled ie y i-e igh y Activities

Long E Words: e ee ea e-e, ie, ei, y ey

Long E-Sound Word Sort Activities and Games

ou ow oi oy aw au Word Sort

ow ou oy oi aw au Word Sort-Activities

er Sound Word Sort and Game: ur, ir, er, or, ear, our Spelling Words

er-sound-word-sort-and-gamesK-Sound Spelling Sort:  This set works on the /k/ sound: covering the hard K-sound with spellings c, k, ck, ch, cc and que.


Spelling Word Endings -le -el -al -il -ol -ile Word Sort, Games, and Activities

L-sound le el al il ol ile - Gamesie ei Words – Worksheets and Activities

ie ei worksheets games and activites for spellling practice

Plurals – Activities and Games This set works on adding -s or -es to form plurals. Plus, there are some sorting cards & a game board for practicing some of the irregular plurals or words that change from f to v.

Plurals Spelling Games and ActivitiesPlurals - Irregular Words or Changing f to v

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  1. December 3, 2014

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  2. December 3, 2014

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