Spelling list: Words ending in er

The most common way to spell the /er/ sound on the end of a word is with the letters er. As you go through this list of er words, say each word aloud and listen to the weak vowel sound. Can you hear how it sounds slightly different to the er sound in the middle of a word (like in person )?

faster
Hannah ran faster than Lee.
sharper
My pencil is sharper than yours. *
lighter
It stays lighter for longer in the summer.
smoother
My hair has become smoother since I switched shampoo.
baker
The baker kneaded the dough thoroughly.
driver
Car lights can dazzle drivers at night.
dancer
The dancer twists and turns.
rider
She was an excellent rider. *
runner
Will is the fastest runner in the school.
swimmer
The buoyancy aid helped keep the weak swimmer afloat. *
teacher
The teacher gave me good advice.
daughter
My brother's daughter is my niece.
lawyer
The arrested man asked for a lawyer.
writer
The writer won a prestigious prize.
manager
They hoped their manager would let them leave early.
publisher
I have asked my publisher for an extension on my book deadline.
anger
I managed to control my anger. *
answer
He was reluctant to answer my question.
deliver
When will you be able to deliver my order?
helicopter
The rescue helicopter pulled him from the sea.