Free R-Controlled Vowel Boom Cards

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Looking for some digital phonics activities to give your students the practice they need to master r-controlled vowels?  

This is a free deck of Boom Cards for reviewing r-controlled vowels. It includes 10 self-checking Boom Cards, one card each for ar, er, ir, or and ur, plus an answer card for each as well. 

This deck is intended as a preview for, or to be used alongside, the full set of R-Controlled Vowels Boom Cards which is available here.


Free Printable and Digital ESL Phonics Activities for Beginners


Boom Cards are a great digital phonics activity, perfect for the classroom or distance learning. They are self-checking and provide instant feedback for students. This digital phonics activity is ideal for your beginner ESL students. 

In this deck, students will look at the picture on the card and then click on the correct letters (from four options) to complete the word. If they select an incorrect answer, they will remain on the same page and be prompted to try again. When the student clicks the correct answer, they will move to the following page which shows the picture again with the completed word to really reinforce the correct spelling. 



  • a deck of 10 digital, self-checking Boom Cards: one card each for ar, er, ir, or and ur, and an answer card for each as well.



  • r-controlled vowels

  • vocabulary words containing r-controlled vowels- cork, purse, card, iceberg and dirt 

  • digital literacy skills




ESL Phonics Cards for Teaching Phonics to ESL Students



Boom Cards are digital, self-checking task cards that are hosted at Boom Learning. A set of Boom Cards is called a Deck.

To use Boom Cards, you must be connected to the Internet. Boom Cards play on modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge). Apps are available for Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires. For security and privacy, adults must have a Boom Learning account to use and assign Boom Cards.

You will be able to assign the Boom Cards you are buying with "Fast Pins," (play provides instant feedback for self-grading Boom Cards). Fast Play is always a free way for students to engage with Boom Cards decks. For additional assignment options, you'll need a premium account. If you are new to Boom Learning, you will be offered a free trial of our premium account. Read here for details:

If you choose not to stay on a premium account after your free trial, you will still be able to assign all your Boom Cards to as many students as you see fit using Fast Play pins (which give instant feedback for decks that are self-grading).


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As soon as your payment processes, you will be redirected to a download page. This usually takes no more than a minute or two. I recommend that you download your purchases immediately and save them to your computer. Shortly after your payment processes, you will receive an email that also contains the download link.

Inside your PDF download, you will find a link to access the deck of Boom Cards. Click this link and the Deck will be automatically added to your Boom Learning Library.

The easiest way to access your purchases in the future is to set up a Spark ESL account. All of your purchases will be stored in your personal account and you will be able to easily access them at a later date if need be.



Due to the nature of digital products (ie. they cannot be returned in the same way that a physical product can), Spark ESL does not offer refunds. It is your responsibility to determine if the product is right for you and/or your students prior to purchasing. If you have any questions about this resource, please reach out prior to making a purchase so that you can make a fully informed decision. 

In the unlikely event that a complication arises with your order or you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, please contact us directly via the contact form on our Contact Page and together we will work out the best solution for you.  

I wish you and your students loads of fun and learning with this activity!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a digital product. No physical product will be shipped.


Image credit to Hunt 4 Treasure and Blame It on the Weekend.

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