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Strawberry Tart (Fun to make with the AR sound.)

       Strawberry Tart

Crust: (no shortening)  (can us gluten-free flour)

  • 1/3 c. whole wheat flour or unbleached flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 c. unbleached flour
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • 3 tbsp. milk or water

Mix flours and salt together. Mix milk and oil in a separate bowl. Add oil mixture to flour mixture and mix with a fork until mixed.  Mix as little as possible.  Roll out between wax paper. Take off wax paper on one side.  Line muffin cups, tart pans. custard cups or a pie pan with crust, then take off the wax paper.  Poke crust with a fork, then bake at 475 for 10-15 minutes.


Wash and cut strawberries and fill pastry crust.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1  1/4 cups raspberry juice
  •  4 t. cornstarch

Mix cornstarch with 1/4 c. cold juice. Bring the rest of the juice and sugar to a boil. Stir in cornstarch mixture. Cook on low for about 2 minutes or until clear and starts to thicken.  Spoon over fruit making sure to cover all the fruit.

Optional Topping:

  • 1 c. whipping cream
  • 1 T. vanilla instant pudding
  • 2-4 T. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 t. vanilla

Whip cream in a glass or metal bowl.  When the whip cream forms soft peaks, add pudding, sugar and vanilla.  Whip just until mixed.  Serve on cooled tarts.

Lesson Tips for the “AR” Sound.

      “AR” Sound      AR

Objective:  To help children recognize the sound of “AR” in words.


  • Prepare to Sing some of the songs from the Phonics By Spelling books with CD music or the DVD.  Select the AR sound as one of the songs you will sing.   These have all the sounds not just the alphabet.
  • Print a list of words with the AR sound. (jar, star, far, bar, tar, barn, yarn, arm, farm)
  • Have paper, paint, and toy cars ready for Car Art.
  • Write words or collect pictures for a rhyming game.  (examples: car, star, bear– barn, dark, yarn– arm, shark, farm– art, sharp, harp)
  • Have a paper or worksheet for writing simple “AR” words.  (Our website has simple reproducible worksheets for the r-controlled sounds, the other vowel sounds and the digraph sounds.)
    ar worksheet 001

    AR words worksheet

    ounds-12.htm   This is a sample of what we have for each of the other sounds.   reader barb      worksheet barn dot to dot      


  • Sing some of the songs from the Phonics By Spelling books with CD music or the DVD. 
  • Discuss how the “AR” sound says “R”.
  • Read together some AR words from the list prepared.  
  • Say three words or show three pictures and have the children tell which two words rhyme.


Car Art:

  • Write or have the children write, “Car Art” on heavy paper with permanent markers.
  • Put one color paint and a car on one plate and put another color and a car on another plate.
  • Drive the car in the paint, then draw on the “Car Art” paper with  each car.

Write “AR” words: (We have a worksheet in the preparations for this activity.)

  • Have the children write some simple AR words.  (car, star, arm)
  • Draw pictures to go with each word.

Barn Worksheet:

  • Do the barn dot to dot and draw more farm animals on the worksheet from the preparations.

Barb reader:

  • Read and finish the Barb reader from the preparations.
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