#PhonologicalFriday: Phonosemantics

#PhonologicalFriday: Phonosemantics

Happy #phonologicalfriday everyone! I hope you are doing well. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I like to find logic in the English language. I think it is important that educators can tell students why things are spelled a certain way. A few...
Phoneme Awareness Activity

Phoneme Awareness Activity

Happy #phonologicalfriday everyone! This week’s activity is designed to help students with the highest level of phonological awareness, phonemic awareness. Before we get into this week’s activity using Elkonin or Sound boxes, we should review some terminology. A...
Vowel Teams

Vowel Teams

Over the last several weeks, #phonologicalfriday has been focusing on syllables. This is the sixth post in a 7 part series on syllable types written by Massey University’s Dr. Tom Nicholson. He has previously written on closed syllables, open...
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...
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