How to…teach the schwa sound

In our ‘how to…’ series we are going to delve into all things phonics instruction and give you our expert advice on developing confident readers. *** Did you know that the schwa is the most common sound in the English language? This is because there is a schwa sound in most multisyllabic words. Additionally, did […]

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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 for flagging up this article by John Walker from the Literacy Blog, where you can […]

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