I've googled it and came up with this. The The schwa is the vowel sound in many lightly pronounced unaccented syllables in words of more than one syllable. It is sometimes signified by the pronunciation "uh" or symbolized by an upside-down rotated e.
The 2nd grade spelling books we are using asked the kids to divide the spelling words into 2 groups/columns based on the location of the schwa. However, the book gave no examples and did not explain what a schwa is. I think I have a fair understanding now, but I'm still unsure.
Can anyone explain it in simple terms? Simple enough for a 2nd grader to understand?
The spelling words are:
8 of the above words have the schwa at the beginning and 2 of them have the schwa at the end.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:29 PM on May. 11, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:35 PM on May. 11, 2011
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:34 PM on May. 11, 2011
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:35 PM on May. 11, 2011
Answer by jmpj8107 at 3:43 PM on May. 11, 2011