What is a schwa sound?

We teach children to sound out words when they read and to sound out words when they spell.

Does that really work all the time, though?  Actually, many words are not spelled exactly as they are pronounced.

Thanks to Susan Godsland of www.dyslexics.org.uk for flagging up this article by John Walker from the Literacy Blog, where you can find out about the schwa sound and how to teach children to spell multisyllabic words:

http://literacyblog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/dreaded-schwa.html

Tami Reis-Frankfort

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