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Teaching schwa -- Flash Freebie!!

One of the phonics skills my students always have a hard time with is schwa. Schwa sound like UH!.....Just like a cave man!

My students really enjoyed these cave man activities, & it really helped them remember that schwa sounds like "UH"!
I used this poster to introduce the concept, & then we wrote words that have the schwa sound on bones & put them up on the "animal skin" anchor chart. We continued to collect words as we discovered them in our reading.

We also made caveman necklaces! Kiddos wrote schwa words, on the bones, colored the caveman, & cut out all the pieces. (Here is a link to the activity sheet).

To get your copy of the activity pack, just click on the Schwa Poster. But hurry! This is a FLASH FREEBIE, and will only be available for the next 2 hours!
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  1. So cute! Thanks for the freebie!

  2. Well shoot! I missed the Flash Giveaway! Love the caveman necklace... Definitely gotta do that with my kiddos.

    First Grade Delight

  3. Brenda,

    HOLY MOLY!!!! I am loving your blog! You are awesome!

    I forgot when I first followed you but if I could follow you again I would! =)

    I would be humbled if you could come visit me when you get the chance. =)

    I love the caveman necklace!

    Heather's Heart

    1. That is so sweet, Heather! Thanks so much! I'm already one of your followers! :)

  4. Brenda - your blog is awesome! I love your schwa lesson...omy gosh I will have to borrow that one...very creative! I am your newest follower and THRILLED I found you. I teach first in CA.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  5. I forgot to come back here and tell you how much my kids loved your schwa necklaces. They were "uhhhh"ing all day. =)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

    1. I'm so glad they had fun with the activity! Thanks for sharing! :)