1000+ R Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Reading Passages Grouped by Place, Syllable, & Blend

1000+ R Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Reading Passages Grouped by Place, Syllable, & Blend

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R Words


Beginning

run

rice

rat

rag

rake

red

wrist

raisin

rabbit

ribbon

radio

rocket

ranch

rich

race

ring

rain

rug

ran

write

rip

recess

rock

read

wrap

Middle

carrot

bird

earring

horse

iron

arm

giraffe

fork

shirt

lizard

fairy

pirate

scissors

turtle

camera

party

nurse

worm

walrus

park

syrup

zero

corn

barn

earth

Ending

four

bear

deer

ear

tear

pear

jar

alligator

doctor

feather

dollar

mother

hammer

ladder

car

chair

door

tire

hair

beaver

letter

kangaroo

dinosaur

flower

father

BR - Blends

bread

broom

brother

brick

bridge

breakfast

CR - Blends

crayon

crawl

crab

cry

crib

crane

DR - Blends

drive

draw

drink

drum

dream

dragon

FR - Blends

freckles

friend

frozen

frog

fruit

Friday

frame

GR - Blends

grandpa

greet

grass

groceries

grapes

grill

PR - Blends

prince

practice

prunes

price

presents

prize

pretzel

prince

prairie dog

TR Blends

tree

triangle

truck

treasure

trash

train

traffic

tractor



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Initial R by Syllables


2
Syllable

rabbit

raccoon

rainbow

raincoat

rainy

raisin

Reading

reason

repeat

rescue

respect

review

ripping

robin

robot

rocket

rotten

rotten

roundup

royal

running

wrestle

wrinkle

wrist watch

writing

3
Syllable

racquet ball

radio

rational

rattlesnake

reaction

realize

really

rebellious

recognize

recommend

recycle

reelect

regulate

relative

religion

removal

residence

respectful

reunion

Rhode Island

ridicule

right handed

rolling pin

runaway

wresting match

4
Syllable

reality

reasonable

recipient

recognition

recollection

regulation

relationship

repetition

reputation

residential

resolution

respectable

revolution

ridiculous

riding safety

Rocky Mountains

rutabaga

5
Syllable

rationality

reciprocity

recommendation

respiratory

roasting marshmallows

Roman Catholic

Roman numeral

6
Syllable

reconciliation

reconsideration

Republican Part

Medial R by Syllables


2
Syllable

around

arrange

arrest

arrive

arrow

berry

borrow

carrot

cherry

chorus

correct

dairy

earring

erase

errand

flooring

forest

garage

giraffe

hearing

married

orange

parrot

squirrel

stories

3
Syllable

aerobics

battery

blueberry

camera

canary

caramel

celery

cereal

cherry pie

coloring

correction

diary

direction

embarrass

encourage

Florida

furious

gorilla

incorrect

kangaroo

memorize

parakeet

separate

storybook

tomorrow

4
Syllable

America

area code

arithmetic

Arizona

authority

category

Colorado

decoration

dictionary

encouragement

everybody

interruption

January

macaroni

maple syrup

memorial

necessary

operation

orangutan

perimeter

secondary

security

variety

voluntary

waffle iron

5
Syllable

auditorium

cafeteria

elementary

imaginary

irresistible

Memorial Day

necessarily

respiratory

vegetarian

verification

vocabulary

voluntarily

6
Syllable

Mediterranean

peculiarity

Final R by Syllables


2
Syllable

admire

before

beware

cashier

compare

downpour

drugstore

endure

expire

explore

guitar

ignore

indoor

inspire

jaguar

mature

memoir

New Year

nightmare

North Star

nowhere

outdoor

seashore

secure

space bar

3
Syllable

amateur

anywhere

Baltimore

candy bar

Delaware

dinosaur

disappear

falling star

handlebar

insecure

insincere

manicure

millionaire

pioneer

questionnaire

salad bar

shooting star

sophomore

souvenir

sycamore

unaware

volunteer

4
Syllable

conquistador

El Salvador

U.S.S.R.

5
Syllable

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Initial R Phrases and Sentences


cute rabbit

raccoon tail

long race

tennis racquet

old radio

dish rag

heavy rain

pretty rainbow

scoop of raisins

rake leaves

big rat

reach up high

read quietly

recycle bin

red crayon

old rhinoceros

red ribbon

bowl of rice

ride safely

diamond ring

rip paper

gray rock

floor rug

run fast

small wrench

sore wrist

write it out

I see a rabbit in the grass.

The raccoon has a striped tail.

They all wanted to race together.

He hit the ball with the racquet.

I am listening to an old radio.

Use the rag to clean the floor.

The rain was pouring down.

I see more than one rainbow.

I want raisins in my cereal.

We rake leaves in the fall.

The rat was looking for some cheese.

She is trying to reach the rings.

It was fun to read about princesses.

She is showing people how to recycle.

Red is my favorite color.

The rhinoceros has big horns.

She is holding a ribbon.

We want rice for dinner.

He went on a motorcycle ride.

She had a beautiful diamond ring.

Don't rip the paper we need it.

The rock is heavy.

There is a big rug in my house.

He likes to run by himself.

He used the wrench to fix the leaky faucet.

He is holding his wrist.

She writes in her journal every week.

Medial R Phrases and Sentences


suspect arrest

one arrow

charged battery

fresh blueberries

digital camera

fresh carrots

cherry on top

breakfast dairy

beaded earring

erase a mistake

fairy costume

thick forest

big garage

tall giraffe

small hearing aid

super hero

dry macaroni

married couple

peel orange

talking parrot

pirate ship

nice squirrel

fun story

maple syrup

fat walrus

new x-ray

number zero

The police officer made an arrest.

She is holding an arrow.

He needed a battery for his game.

He ate blueberries for breakfast.

She has a digital camera.

We pick carrots from the garden.

I would like a milkshake with a cherry on top.

Dairy is always good for breakfast.

Her earring was too heavy.

If you make a mistake, erase it.

She dressed up as a fairy.

Many trees are in the forest.

Their house has two garage doors.

The giraffe has a long neck.

He puts the hearing aid in his ear.

He dressed up like a hero.

We want macaroni and cheese for dinner.

They are a married couple.

He is going to eat the orange.

How does a parrot talk?

The pirate is looking for treasure.

The squirrel was looking for nuts.

Mom read a story to her son.

I want syrup on my pancakes.

The walrus has huge tusks.

The doctor showed her the x-ray.

Our address has a zero in it.

Final R Phrases and Sentences


hungry bear

butter popcorn

fast car

wooden chair

loud cheer

family dinner

front door

clothes dryer

roaring fire

wood floor

four cars

long hair

tall ladder

near the hole

white paper

tasty pear

pour water

nice to share

ocean shore

big spider

square block

shiny star

classroom teacher

tear paper

whisper softly

barb wire

new year

The bear was hunting for food. 

I put butter on my popcorn.

The car is fast.

Matthew sat down on the chair.

They did a cheer at the pep rally.

They sat down for a family dinner.

We knocked on the door three times.

She put the clothes into the dryer.

The fire kept them warm.

The wood floor made the room look great.

She will be four years old in October.

She has long, pretty hair.

Use the ladder to reach the fruit.

The ball is near the hole.

Please take out a sheet of paper.

Can I have a bite of your pear?

Can I pour you a glass of water?

She is nice to share her ice cream.

Let's go play by the sea shore.

The spider waited for flies in the web.

A square has four sides.

The star was hanging on the tree.

She is our 5th grade teacher.

Don't make me tear these papers.

She whispered into the girl's ear.

The fence had barb wire on it.

It is almost the end of the school year.

R Reading Paragraphs


Garage Scientist

Whenever I have free time, I race to my garage. I have all kinds of crazy experiments going on in there. I don't mean testing rats or anything. I mean really cool experiments. 

For example, right now I am experimenting to see if carrots can recharge batteries. I have had other experiments that have gone longer. My experiment to see if raisins will make the speakers in my radio louder has been going on for over a year now. 

There are so many more ideas that I want to experiment with - making a fireproof door, testing to see what rainbows are made of, trying to see if I can teach rats to read. 

If my brain was made of trees, it would be a forest of ideas. Science is radical!

My Hero

My buddy Randy is my hero. He has won many awards, ribbons, and trophies. But he doesn't care about all of that. He does what he does to help others. Here are a few things he has done that make him such a great guy. 

First of all, he is married and is an awesome dad. He has been a teacher for 15 years and has won teacher of the year three times! He volunteers to read to students at after school programs and pick up garbage on the side of the road on the weekends. 

He recycles paper, plastic, and glass which is good for the environment. He helps people with hearing aids get them for less money. He once saved a baby giraffe from drowning at the zoo. He is writing two books. One about ways to improve classroom education and another with fun short stories for kids. 

There are hundreds of other examples I could share with you. Randy puts his heart and strength into everything he does. He is a real role model and I try to follow the example he sets.

Pirate Fanatic

My sister has a friend who thinks he is a pirate. He wears a red bandana on his head, has a pet parrot that he keeps on his shoulder, and walks around saying, "Arrr matey." 

As if this wasn't strange enough, he also has a really big collection of earrings. Not normal earrings either, weird ones.

He has earrings that look like rocks, wrenches, raccoons, cameras, walrus, and even a pair that look like rakes. I understand that some pirates wear earrings, but I thought they would be scarier like hooks, or circles, or daggers. 

I feel like I should tell my sister's friend to research the type of earrings that pirate's wear. Without the right gear, a person who is trying to look like a pirate will just look strange. If he ever met a real pirate, the pirate would probably make fun of him for how he looked. 


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Initial BR by Syllables


2
Syllable

bracelet

braces

brainstorm

brand-new

Brazil

breakdown

breakfast

breast stroke

breathing

bridle

briefcase

brighten

brilliant

Britain

Broadway

broken

Brooklyn

broomstick

brother

brownie

3
Syllable

bravery

breathtaking

bricklayer

British Isles

broccoli

broken down

bronchitis

Brooklyn Bridge

brotherhood

brotherly

Brussels sprouts

4
Syllable

5
Syllable

Medial BR by Syllables


2
Syllable

abroad

abrupt

Cambridge

cobra

cornbread

daybreak

drawbridge

eyebrow

fabric

hairbrush

paint brush

sea breeze

sweetbread

toothbrush

white bread

zebra

3
Syllable

Abraham

algebra

Brooklyn Bridge

celebrate

gingerbread

Labrador

library

London Bridge

Nebraska

paint brushes

scatterbrain

umbrella

unbroken

vertebra

vibration

whole wheat bread

4
Syllable

abbreviate

celebrated

celebration

celebrity

Golden Gate Bridge

librarian

5
Syllable

Initial BR Phrases and Sentences


metal bracelet

smart brain

sliced bread

eat breakfast

long bridge

broken plate

push broom

big brother

fresh baked brownie

Her grandmother gave her the bracelet.

Her friends say she is a brain.

The bread was cut in slices.

I love bacon, eggs, and orange juice for breakfast.

The bridge connects the two cities.

The plate was broken.

He swept the area with a broom.

He loves his brother.

She had a fresh baked brownie for her treat.

Medial BR Phrases and Sentences


scary cobra

cornbread muffin

bushy eyebrow

fabric store

wood hairbrush

new paintbrush

orange toothbrush

piece of white bread

wild zebra

The cobra wanted to strike.

She had a cornbread muffin for dinner.

He had a bushy eyebrow.

She got her fabric at the store.

She just bought the hairbrush.

Grab a paintbrush and get started.

The dentist gave her a new toothbrush.

I bought a loaf of white bread.

We saw a zebra in the jungle.

BR Reading Paragraphs


Lucky Bride

My brother is getting married on Friday. He wants the wedding day to be perfect for his bride. He is planning to visit her house early and make her breakfast in bed. Two of her favorite things to eat are brownies and cornbread, so he is actually going to make her brownie oatmeal and cornbread muffins. 

She loves zebras and he bought her a picture of a baby zebra from a store, just east of the Brooklyn Bridge. He bought her a beautiful bracelet to wear at the wedding. 

He has other gifts that he wants to bring her, but I told him to wait until after the wedding for some of them. She is really smart so he is getting her a squishy foam brain that she can put on her desk at work. He also wants to give her a new set of paintbrushes for her studio. 

If he treats her this good all of the time, I'm sure she won't break his heart.

World Records

The Guinness Book of World Records is full of amazing facts that will raise your eyebrows. From broken bones to tiny brains, it covers the world's most interesting, fanatical, and dedicated people. 

Some records have never been broken even though many people try. There are records for people who own entire houses full of brown fabric, barns full of toothbrushes, and cars full of moldy white bread. One person holds a record for riding a broom over a thousand miles. 

Some records are held by more than one person. Like the four bread store owners who sold a bridge, or the three brothers who hold a record for having cobras on their head for the longest amount of time. 

Why would anyone wear a cobra on their head? Some might think that is brave, but I would think something was wrong with their brain. 

If you visit a city with a Guinness Book of World Records museum, I recommend getting up early, eating a big breakfast and spending all day in one. You will have fun and wild stories to bring home to your friends and family.


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Initial DR by Syllables


2
Syllable

dragging

dragon

drag race

drainpipe

drama

drastic

drawer

dreaming

dresser

dressing

drilling

drive-in

driven

driver

dropping

drowsy

drugstore

drummer

dry clean

dryer

3
Syllable

Dracula

dragonfly

dramatic

drawing board

dressmaker

dressing room

dressing up

drinkable

driver's seat

driving range

drowsiness

drummer boy

dry cleaner

4
Syllable

dramatically

drastically

drawing table

5
Syllable

Medial DR by Syllables


2
Syllable

address

bedroom

children

cough drop

dandruff

daydream

eardrum

eye drops

fire drill

fruit drink

hundred

laundry

raindrops

snowdrift

soft drink

sundress

sundried

undress

withdraw

wondrous

3
Syllable

cathedral

eye dropper

hair dresser

hair dryer

hydrogen

hydroplane

lemon drink

line drawing

orange drink

overdrive

quadruple

race driver

screwdriver

truck driver

withdrawal

4
Syllable

adrenalin

dehydrated

driving safety

lemon-lime drink

overdrawing

pineapple drink

salad dressing

taxi driver

5
Syllable

ambulance driver

hydrophobia

hypochondriac

quadrilateral

Initial DR Phrases and Sentences


chinese dragon

sink drain

draw a picture

night dream

wood dresser

drink water

water drip

long drive

snare drum

The statue was of a dragon.

The drain was not clogged.

He started to draw a picture.

She had a happy dream.

The dresser is made of wood.

She wanted to drink water.

The faucet started to drip.

They went for a drive on a dusty road.

The snare drum is played in a marching band.

Medial DR Phrases and Sentences


new address

tidy bedroom

playing children

cherry cough drop

one hundred

laundry basket

heavy raindrops

high snowdrift

light sundress

Every home has a unique address.

I always keep my bedroom tidy.

The children are best friends.

The cough drop made him feel better.

He is one hundred years old today.

The laundry basket is full.

Raindrops are falling on her.

The car was covered by a snowdrift.

She wore her sundress to the beach.

DR Reading Paragraphs


Snowdrift Drama

In the winter, wind blows the snow to create snowdrifts. Some storms are so drastic that snowdrifts bury cars on our street in snow. 

Snowdrifts can be anything you can dream up. The neighborhood children and I always played in snowdrifts around our houses. We would dig the snow out and pretend to drive the drifts like cars. 

I would sit in the driver's seat and my friend Drew would be co-pilot. One time we shaped the snowdrift into the shape of a dragon. Another time, we shaped the snow into a bunch of little drums. 

We would also make snowmen. We took dirty laundry and clothes we found in our dresser drawers, and dressed our snowmen head to toe. 

Once we accidentally used my sister Drea's dress. Drea got pretty mad at us and took her dress to the dry cleaners right away. If you ask me she was a little too dramatic about the whole thing. 

I dreaded that she would tell my mom and I would get in a lot of trouble. I pictured my mom dragging me all over the store to help buy Drea a new dress. Luckily, Drea and I made a deal. I promised to bring her favorite drink to her anytime of the day for one month. 

Now I'm worried I will drop the drinks I take to her.

Unique Drummers

My cousin Drake is a professional drummer. He's not the typical kind of drummer though. At his shows, he and the other drummers will drum on almost anything. 

I have seen them drum on people's drink cups, drill bits, drain pipes, a washer and dryer, and a hundred other things. His drumming group is very entertaining to watch. 

They mostly perform on stage in concert halls. They perform outside concert halls too though. They have performed at a driving range, in someone's bedroom, at a drag race, and at a drugstore. 

The drummers usually don't ask questions about where they play, as long as they get paid for their time. They have dreams to play in New York City some day. The band is saving their money to drive there, but don't have enough yet. 

Next month they are holding a special performance at the drive-in theater. It is a Halloween based concert so one of the band members is going to dress up as Dracula and drum on a mummy. The drummers hope this concert will raise the extra money they need to drive to New York. 

As a band of drummers, they are very driven to meet their goals and dreams. 

That's what it takes to be a performer. 


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Initial FR by Syllables


2
Syllable

fracture

fragile

fragrance

frantic

freckle

freedom

free lunch

free time

freeway

freezer

French fries

French toast

freshen

Friday

friendly

frighten

front page

frosting

frozen

fruit cup

3
Syllable

frequency

fresh water

fricative

friendliness

frolicking

frontal lobe

front runner

frostbitten

fruitfulness

fruit salad

frustrating

frustration

frying pan

4
Syllable

fragility

fraternity

fraternizing

frighteningly

5
Syllable

Medial FR by Syllables


2
Syllable

afraid

befriend

boyfriend

bullfrog

carefree

cold front

confront

deep-fry

defrost

girl friend

grapefruit

leapfrog

refrain

refresh

scot-free

sea front

3
Syllable

affricate

Africa

antifreeze

defrosted

Good Friday

infraction

infrared

infrequent

infringement

refreshing

refreshments

unafraid

unfriendly

unfrozen

unfruitful

waterfront

4
Syllable

confrontation

infrequently

refreshingly

refrigerate

San Francisco

South Africa

unfrequented

unfriendliness

unfruitfulness

5
Syllable

refractivity

refrigeration

refrigerator

Initial FR Phrases and Sentences


picture frame

freckle face

French fries and Ketchup

delicious french toast

Friday night

best friend

green frog

pink frosting 

fruit mix

Her picture was in the frame.

Her freckle face is gorgeous.

Give me a lot of Ketchup for my French fries.

She had French toast for breakfast.

Our date is on Friday night.

He is my best friend.

The frog caught the fly with its tongue.

She wanted pink frosting on her cupcake.

They had their choice of fruit.

Medial FR Phrases and Sentences


Be afraid

kind boyfriend

ugly bullfrog

deep-fry food

cute girlfriend

cut grapefruit

play leapfrog

refresh yourself

beautiful sea front

The thunder scared me and I was afraid.

Her boyfriend is very kind and respectful.

A bullfrog is gross.

Deep-fry foods for a better taste.

I like being with my girlfriend.

I eat grapefruit in the morning.

They are playing leapfrog.

She used the water to refresh herself.

Their house was right on the sea front.

FR Reading Paragraphs


Freaky French Toast

Fran's boyfriend, Fred, enjoyed making her breakfast on Friday.

This Friday he said he would make her French toast with frosting, fruit, and whip cream. Fred's French toast recipe was amazing. It had been passed down from his great grandmother who made French toast in France.

Fred never told anyone the recipe.

All Fran knew was that he deep-fried the bread in a special mixture that had frozen grape juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg in it. The French toast was so good it was freaky.

Being Fred's girlfriend was great and getting French toast every Friday was a huge perk. Fran hoped that Fred would tell her the secret French toast recipe one day.

Until then, she would just enjoy how frequently she could eat them.

Freckle Watcher

In my free time I like to freckle watch. Freckle what? I know, it sounds like a weird hobby. I tried to refrain from it, but the truth is, I can't. I think freckles are so cool.

I have seen freckles that look like frogs, French fries, and even Africa. I get different responses when I ask to see people's freckles. Unfortunately, people aren't always the most friendly when you ask if you can look at their freckles.

Sometimes I go days without looking at any. It can be frustrating. Most people are friendly and unafraid and will show theirs to me. I have made good friends with complete strangers because I asked to see their freckles.

I was introduced to my girlfriend, Francesca, by one stranger. He said Francesca was interested in art and thought freckle shapes would be a fresh idea for one of her projects.

I wouldn't give up my hobby of freckle watching for anything. 


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Initial GR by Syllables


2
Syllable

gracious

grade school

grading

grammar

grandma

grandpa

grandson

grandstand

grapefruit

grass snake

grateful

gravy

greasy

greeting

grizzly

grouchy

ground floor

groundhog

growing

grown-up

3
Syllable

graciously

gradual

graduate

grandchildren

granddaughter

grandfather

grandmother

grasshopper

gratify

gratitude

gravity

Great Britain

grizzle bear

groceries

Ground Hog Day

grounds keeper

ground zero

4
Syllable

gradually

graduation

grammatical

grandfather clock

grand piano

gratifying

gratuitous

great-grandparent

group therapy

5
Syllable

Medial GR by Syllables


2
Syllable

agree

agreed

angry

background

begrudge

blue-green

congress

degree

disgrace

engrave

fairground

fragrance

hungry

migrate

outgrow

Pilgrim

program

progress

regress

regret

3
Syllable

agreement

autograph

concord grapes

congregate

diagram

disagree

disgraceful

evergreen

homograph

kilogram

milligram

overgrown

paragraph

photograph

regression

Rio Grande

segregate

study group

underground

ungrateful

4
Syllable

aggravation

agriculture

audiogram

biography

congratulate

congregation

disagreement

geography

ingratitude

ingredient

integrity

photographer

segregated

ungraciously

5
Syllable

agricultural

bibliography

disagreeable

disintegrated

geographical

oceanographer

topographical

undergraduate

ungrammatical

Initial GR Phrases and Sentences


her grandpa

cut grapefruit

red grapes

tall grass

tiny grasshopper

green crayon

hot grill

brown grizzly bear

cute groundhog

She loves her grandpa.

I eat grapefruit in the morning.

Grapes come in many colors.

I need to cut the grass.

The grasshopper has big legs.

I always color the grass green.

It is fun to grill in the summer.

The grizzly bear is hungry for fish.

The groundhog came out of its hole.

Medial GR Phrases and Sentences


Let's agree

angry face

blue-green feathers

one hundred degrees

white egret

hand engrave

flowery fragrance

hungry birds

migrate north

You shake hands when you agree.

You can see when she is angry.

The bird has blue-green feathers.

One hundred and six degrees is hot.

The egret was walking in the water.

He learned how to engrave from his father.

The perfume had a flowery fragrance.

The baby birds are hungry.

Every year they migrate north.

GR Reading Paragraphs


Hungry Grizzly

My grandpa and I ran away from a grizzly bear in the woods. We were camping near a stream. We had caught some fish and put it on the grill for dinner. When the grizzly ran toward us, grandpa said he could tell it wasn't angry. It was just hungry.

We both agree that the fragrance of the fish was strong and was all the grizzly wanted. We are grateful he wasn't hungry for us and that the fish and our other groceries were enough to gratify his hunger. We are also grateful that we parked our truck close to camp so we could get in it for protection.

It is the best camping story my grandpa and I have together and, even though it was scary, I don't regret going.

Phil the Groundhog

I grew up in a town that has a large group of people who are passionate about our town groundhog Phil.

During the year, Phil meets and greets people at our local library. He lives there in his groundhog habitat. Our town has Groundhog Phil statues all over it to show our pride for Groundhog Day - a bagpipe playing groundhog, statue of liberty groundhog, a mayor groundhog, and a firefighter groundhog to name a few. Phil even has his own official souvenir shop.

Every year on Groundhog Day, we all meet at Gobbler's Knob to see Phil predict the weather. The town officials go on the grandstand and have a ceremony where they talk to Phil and see if we will have a long or short winter.

We have a great time and look forward to it every year. 


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Initial CR/KR by Syllables


2
Syllable

cradle

crater

crayon

crazy

cream cheese

create

creature

cricket

crisis

crossing

crosswalk

crowded

crow's nest

cruel

cruise ship

crummy

crunchy

crystal

3
Syllable

chromosome

crackerjack

craftsmanship

cranberry

creation

creative

credible

criminal

criticize

crocodile

crop duster

cross-country

cruelty

crystallize

4
Syllable

chronology

chrysanthemum

cracker barrel

cranberry tree

creativeness

credit rating

credit union

criterion

critical mass

cross-country skis

cross reference

crossword puzzle

5
Syllable

Medial CR/KR by Syllables


2
Syllable

across

aircraft

bankrupt

book rack

cockroach

concrete

decrease

handcraft

increase

king crab

packrat

pie crust

Red Cross

sand crab

scarecrow

secret

spacecraft

stock room

3
Syllable

acrobat

bike crossing

democrat

double-cross

giant crab

handcrafted

hypocrite

increasing

microphone

microscope

nutcracker

sacrifice

sauerkraut

secrecy

sour cream

water craft

4
Syllable

acrobatics

democracy

hypocrisy

increasingly

incredible

microscopic

railroad crossing

recreation

secretary

5
Syllable

aircraft carrier

incriminating

micro detector

Initial CR/KR Phrases and Sentences


hard shell crab

big crack

start to crawl

box of crayons

crazy fun

baby crib

crave chocolate

busy crosswalk

start to cry

I think a crab just pinched me.

The wall had a big crack.

The baby just started to crawl.

He shares his box of crayons.

They were acting crazy in the kitchen.

Our crib was hard to put together.

I crave a big chocolate bar.

Cross the street at the crosswalk.

The baby started to cry.

Medial CR/KR Phrases and Sentences


broke and bankrupt

gross cockroach

wet concrete

cold ice cream

messy packrat

soft pie crust

garden scarecrow

tell the secret

fluffy whip cream

The company went bankrupt last month.

Do you see that cockroach?

Sidewalks are made out of concrete.

Here is your bowl of ice cream.

He is a packrat, he keeps everything.

Wrap the pie crust around the dish.

The scarecrow keeps birds away from the garden.

She is telling her a secret.

May I have some whip cream on my pie?

CR/KR Reading Paragraphs


Ice Cream Cake

The ice cream cake was melted all over the floor. Kristina's party had gone perfectly until her friend, Crystal, had forgot to put the ice cream cake in the freezer. Kristina wanted to cry! She had been craving ice cream cake for days. It was her favorite ice cream cake - mint with cookie crust, topped with whip cream and cherries.

She wanted to try and save the cake, but a cockroach had crawled into it and then hid in a crack in the wall. Cockroaches drove her crazy and it made her feel worse about losing the ice cream cake.

"I'll go buy another one," said Crystal. She ran outside, crossed the street, and went to the cake shop. She was back in minutes with a new ice cream cake - mint with cookie crust, topped with whip cream and cherries. It was exactly like the one that melted.

"How did you get another one so fast?" Kristina asked.

"I have a secret to tell you," Crystal responded, "I had two cakes made just in case something like this happened. I forget to do stuff like this all the time. I would probably go bankrupt if I bought ice cream cakes all the time. Thank goodness I don't!"

Crystal, Kristina, and their friends laughed and all enjoyed a slice of ice cream cake.

Creative Uncle Creed

People I know say my Uncle Creed is crazy. He lives across from the beach. Every day he goes to the beach and finds crabs. Then he takes them home and puts them in a crib.

Not a box, not a cage, a crib.

Then he takes crayons and colors the tops of their shells.

"When the crabs move around they create what I call 'moving art'," he says. Some call it crazy, I call it creative.

He also collects scarecrows, broken pieces of concrete, crumbs, and fake crystals. He keeps them all in crates in his front yard, but I don't know where he gets them all from. People call him a packrat, but they shouldn't criticize. We all collect "stuff."

He has done some pretty incredible things. He has given a crow a bath in a creek, fed a cricket cream cheese, and crawled on cranberries to make his own cranberry sauce.

He is amazing at crossword puzzle. It has never taken him more than two minutes to finish any crossword.

He is building his own spacecraft too - not to go to space, just to learn how to build one.

People call me crazy, but I want to be like my Uncle Creed some day.


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Initial PR by Syllables


2
Syllable

practice

prairie

predict

preface

prefer

preschool

present

pressure

pretend

princess

printer

problem

process

product

program

progress

project

pronoun

pronounce

protect

3
Syllable

practical

prairie dog

precaution

prediction

preference

premium

prescription

presently

prevention

principal

privacy

probably

profession

professor

prohibit

promising

proposal

protection

provide

provoking

4
Syllable

practical joke

practically

praying mantis

preferable

prehistoric

preparation

preposition

presentable

presentation

presidency

professional

profitable

proposition

proximity

5
Syllable

prehistorical

preparatory

prepositional

probability

productivity

pronunciation

Medial PR by Syllables


2
Syllable

approach

approved

April

apron

blueprint

express

footprint

impress

improve

shipwreck

sound proof

supreme

surprise

surprised

upright

3
Syllable

apricot

April Fool

comprehend

disapprove

expression

fingerprint

impressive

improper

improvement

interpret

low pressure

mispronounce

represent

unprepared

waterproof

4
Syllable

appreciate

appropriate

approximate

April Fools Day

disapproval

life preserver

vice president

word processor

5
Syllable

appreciation

impressionable

inappropriate

interpretation

representative

uncompromising

unprecedented

Initial PR Phrases and Sentences


pray quietly

fierce predator

nice present

salty pretzel

high price

cute princess

desk printer

win the prize

proud boy

She kneeled by her bed to pray.

Predators are animals that hunt for their food. 

He has a small present.

We bought a pretzel at the store.

This coat has a high price.

She is wearing a princess crown.

Will you please fix our printer?

He won the prize.

He is proud of his paper.

Medial PR Phrases and Sentences


approved message

ripe apricot

month of April

cook's apron

architect blueprint

ink fingerprint

making a footprint

be surprised

waterproof boots

The business request was approved.

An apricot is delicious.

My birthday is in April.

The cook had an apron on to keep clean.

The architect created the blueprint.

Security clearance requires a fingerprint card.

She left a footprint in the sand.

He was surprised when he opened the gift.

His yellow boots are waterproof.

PR Reading Paragraphs


Pretzel Prank

You have heard the story of the princess who pricked her finger. This is the story of the prince who ate a pretzel.

Everyone in the kingdom loved the prince. He was proud of his kingdom. He protected the people and ruled with humility. The people gave him presents. The people in the kingdom rarely had any problems with one another.

Once when the prince was in the marketplace, he bought and ate a pretzel from one of the shops. While eating the pretzel, there was a puff of smoke, and then the people saw a prune on the ground. The people gasped and didn't know what to do. They asked the man who sold the prunes what they could do, but he didn't know.

Finally, someone stepped out of the crowd revealed the prince high up on the castle wall. "It was just a prank," he said, "The prince is not a prune. We played a magic trick on you."

The people all breathed a sigh of relief and were happy to have their prince back.

Predators and Prey

Predators are animals that hunt for their food. Prey are the animals that predators try to eat.

Typically, predators will prowl around and watch their prey to see what kind of movements they make. Even though prey are the animals being hunted, they are not dumb. Many types of prey are pretty smart.

For example, prairie dogs use a variety of pitched, warning barks to warn each other of different predators. Some birds will protect their eggs by pretending to be hurt. This lure predators away from their eggs.

Both predators and prey have their own problems. Predators don't always know if they will eat and prey don't always know if they will live. Personally, I'm glad I can go to the store to get my food. 


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Initial TR by Syllables


2
Syllable

tracking

tractor

trading

traffic

tragic

trailer

trainer

training

traitor

transcribe

translate

transport

trash can

travel

treasure

tree house

tricky

triple

trouble

trumpet

3
Syllable

trachea

track able

tradition

tragedy

train station

trainable

trampoline

transcribing

transferring

transition

translation

transmission

traveler

treacherous

treasure chest

treasure hunt

tremendous

triangle

tricycle

trustworthy

4
Syllable

traditional

tragically

tranquility

transatlantic

transferable

transitional

transparency

transportation

triangular

tribulation

triennial

5
Syllable

traditionally

transcontinental

triangulation

trigonometry

triviality

Medial TR by Syllables


2
Syllable

actress

attract

central

contract

control

country

Detroit

entrance

extra

field trip

fire truck

mattress

neutral

pantry

pine tree

poultry

race track

subtract

untrue

waitress

3
Syllable

attraction

attractive

Australia

concentrate

contradict

country club

electric

extremely

intricate

introduce

maple tree

nutrition

orchestra

poetry

railroad track

rainbow trout

ski patrol

state trooper

subtraction

untruthful

4
Syllable

catastrophe

concentration

contribution

controversy

electronics

entrepreneur

extravagant

geometry

illustrated

introduction

matrimony

no trespassing

patriotic

petroleum

remote control

St. Patrick's Day

ventriloquist

5
Syllable

electricity

metropolitan

pediatrician

Initial TR Phrases and Sentences


red tractor

horse trailer

old train

old trash

hidden treasure

tall tree

red trike

silver truck

loud trumpet

The tractor helps plant the crops.

They pulled the trailer into the yard.

The train was moving fast.

Take the trash out today.

The pirates found the hidden treasure.

The tree was 50 feet tall.

He rode his trike in the driveway.

A silver truck drives by.

He practiced the trumpet in the living room.

Medial TR Phrases and Sentences


stage actress

red fire truck

good orchestra

short pinetree

horse race track

down the railroad track

old remote control

subtract numbers

nice waitress

The actress rehearsed for her performance.

The fire truck was standing by in case of a fire.

The orchestra will perform tonight.

The snow had fallen on the tree.

The horses ran fast down the race track.

The railroad track turns at the mountain.

I use the remote control to fly the plane.

You need to subtract for these problems.

The waitress took her order.

TR Reading Paragraphs


Tracy's Training

Tracy was an actress and she was going to be in a movie about farms. To play her role, she had to learn to drive a tractor, clean a pig trough, take out trash, and hike on trails during short camping trips. But that was just the beginning of the things she needed to learn.

She put a lot of trust in Troy, the farmer who taught her how to do these things. She grew up in a big city and never had the type of training that Troy gave her.

In the beginning, Tracy thought living on a farm in the country, driving a truck, and living in a trailer would be a tough transition. It didn't take her long to realize how much hard work living on a farm was.

She learned how to trust others, work hard, and even jump on a trampoline. After she finished filming the movie, she had a lot of great memories and thought to herself, "I wouldn't have traded anything for this experience."

Caution! Train Tracks

Tre rode his trike all over the neighborhood. He did just what his mom asked. "Stay in control, don't do tricks, and never go near the train tracks," she said.

One day when Tre was out riding, he heard the siren on a fire truck. Tre rode his trike as fast as he could toward the sound. Just before he got to the train tracks, he saw the fire truck. Then he saw another thing that looked like a truck. It was smashed everywhere.

Tre saw someone close by and asked what had happened.

"The truck got stuck on the train tracks," the man said. "Luckily he got out before the train hit the car," he continued, "That would have been tragic."

Tre realized right then why his mom had warned him to stay away from the train tracks.

He had wanted to try and ride over the tracks just to see if he could, without getting into trouble. He was glad he had listened and not tried.

"Train tracks are dangerous," Tre said. From then on Tre watched the train go by from the tree house in his yard. That was close enough for him.




This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with producing the "R" sound.

We encourage you to use this list when practicing at home.

Home practice will make progress toward meeting individual language goals much faster.

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are only able to see students/clients 30-60 mins (or less) per week.

This is not enough time for your child to overcome an articulation disorder with the "R" sound. But with high caseloads...

...it's all SLPs can do.

There's only so much time in the day.

Every day that your child goes without practice it becomes more and more difficult to correct an "R" error because he/she continues to say it incorrectly. 


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