Syllable Types

Happy #phonologicalfriday everyone!  Over the next several weeks #phonologicalfriday will feature guest post from Dr. Tom Nicholson, an Emeritus Professor from Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. Teaching how to read long words by breaking them into syllables...
Phonological Friday: The Schwa

Phonological Friday: The Schwa

What is the Schwa? According to Gina Cooke (2008a), the schwa is: “the Language Arts teacher’s nemesis: the unstressed, toneless, neutral vowel sound that is the most common sound in all of English.”   Technically speaking, the schwa is an unstressed vowel sound that...
Phonemes

Phonemes

Happy #phonologicalfriday everyone! This week we are focusing on the smallest units of speech, the phoneme. I hope those of you who have recently returned to school in the last few weeks are enjoying a good start to the new school year. Phonemes Simply put, a phoneme...