Skip to Main Content

AR (car) Sound Multisyllable Word List

By Rodney Everson • Updated Jun 9th, 2023

OnTrack Reading Phonics Program

Teach your student the phonics advanced code in as little as 8 weeks with our 170-page workbook and instruction manual.

The /ar/ sound has one main spelling, ar (car) and a few rare ones including arr (charred). These word lists are arranged both by spelling and by the chunk that the spelling occurs. They can be a valuable resource for locating words to illustrate a certain pattern or to find words to practice reading that pattern.

Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 134 of them are multisyllable words containing the vowel sound /ar/.

Note on the word divisions: Each word is divided into chunks determined by the unique and highly effective OnTrack Reading Multisyllable Method. The chunks are not syllables.

The OnTrack Reading curriculum also avoids teaching the schwa sound. Instead, “perfect pronunciation” is emphasized for spelling purposes. This technique is applied to words like arrive, chunked as arr ive, where the first chunk, "arr", is pronounced as the /ar/ sound. However, words ending with an /er/ sound spelled with "ar", like collar, are found on the list of /er/ spellings.

Otr wordlists cover digital

Comprehensive Word Lists

Features over 100 word lists built from 7,000 words input from a children's dictionary. Lists are organized by vowel and consonant sounds and cover most common spellings. Useful in the classroom for building curriculum aids such as short stories that emphasize specific sounds and spellings. Multisyllable words are also included, chunked according to the method taught in the OnTrack Reading Advanced Code Phonics Workbook.
Copyright © 2024 OnTrack Reading Website design by Astuteo