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Study the word list: ir words

One of the four ways of spelling the /er/ sound is using the letters ir. This list looks at a few of these ir words why not practise spelling the now? As you go through the list, say each word aloud and listen to the vowel sound.

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fir
A fir tree is evergreen.
sir
He wasn't sure whether or not to call his teacher sir or master.
stir
We need to stir the soup.
bird
The bird sat in a tree.
third
My brother is in third grade.
girl
The girl came home on the train.
swirl
As the tide came in, she felt the water swirl around her legs.
dirt
Mary got some dirt on her new dress.
shirt
I need to sew a button on my shirt.
thirst
Water is best for quenching your thirst.
first
I was gripped by the very first sentence of this book.
skirt
I tore my skirt on a nail.
squirt
Add a small squirt of lemon juice to the dish.
squirm
The horror film made me squirm.
birthday
What are you doing for your birthday?
circle
The children sat in a circle.
circus
I object to animals performing in a circus.
thirty
She is thirty years old on her birthday.
thirteen
Fourteen is the number after thirteen.

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Learn about these words in Unit 11. Spelling choices for /er/ sound: er, ir, ur, ear + wor


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