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Although the phoneme schwa appears in other positions inside the words, it seems easier to start with words ending in schwa because many of them belong to the context of the children, as they are related to family (mother, father…), jobs (sailor, teacher…), common objects or animals (flower, spider…).
First of all the teacher has to expand the vocabulary about professions ending in /ə/. He’ll hang the pictures of these new jobs on the blackboard . Then, he’ll give them a little card with the names of the jobs, one job for each pupil. One by one, they will answer the question “What do you do?” made by the teacher. Depending on the job, the teacher will give an explanation about it.
After that, students will work in pairs, asking each other this question:
What do you want to be when you are older?
I want to be a _______ (choose one from the blackboard)
50 minutes or divided in several sessions (10 minutes each), working with a few pictures)
TEACHER: What do you do, ______? STUDENT: I’m a carpenter TEACHER: Do you Know what does a carpenter do? STUDENT: Yes, I do / No, I don’t TEACHER: A carpenter makes forniture. Which of these pictures is the carpenter? STUDENT: That one is the carpenter.
CONDUCTOR LAWYER MINER COMPUTER PROGRAMMER WEATHER PERSON CONSTRUCTION WORKER WELDER BARBER BUTCHER CARPENTER HAIRDRESSER JANITOR SANITATION WORKER POLICE OFFICER TRUCK DRIVER NEWSCASTER PHOTOGRAPHER PLUMBER REPORTER TAILOR FIREFIGHTER ACTOR BUS DRIVER CASHIER DOCTOR FARMER MAIL CARRIER PAINTER TAXI DRIVER TEACHER WAITER
In this activity the students will learn more words ending in schwa related with the topic of family. They will fill in a worksheet with the names of their relatives and then, in pairs they will explain each other their own tree. For example:
In this activity, students have to circle and say the words of the worm. Then, they will listen these words in the bee’s kite. At the same time, they have to point the words in the order they appear and finally read them all together.
Now, the teacher will ask students if they know what do these words have in common, related to the schwa sound.
In order to summarize all the previous contents about the schwa, and follow working about it, the teacher will hang a poster in which students have to write all the words ending in schwa that they have learnt until now, and all the words they’ll learn in the future.
The last five minutes of every lesson.
“ THE MAGIC SCHWA” PHONETIC PROJECT Sonia Goya Espronceda Ainhoa Moreno Miguel