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...