Schwa Activities & Worksheets w/ Multisensory Spelling & Reading


Schwa is the most common vowel sound. Learn how to teach this phonics skill and provide engaging schwa activities for your students! This 40-page resource includes multisensory activities, games, posters and more for students to read and spell words, sentences, and decodable passages with schwa.


Schwa Activities by Orton Gillingham Mama

The schwa sound may feel intimidating, but this no prep schwa resource is a teaching guide for teachers and schwa activities for students! Bring a multisensory approach to teaching schwa and help your students’ reading & spelling EXPLODE!!


This is everything you will teach to CONFIDENTLY and EFFECTIVELY learn and teach the schwa sound and spelling. And remember be more like the schwa…it’s never stressed! 🙂


Schwa Activities:

  • Schwa Poster/Anchor chart
  • Schwa checkpoint guide
  • Word list by vowel
  • Call the Word to Dinner (to find the accented syllable)
  • Multisensory syllable moving
  • Syllable matching and combining
  • Sort the words by schwa vowel
  • Syllable division & Code the Schwa
  • Draw & Connect: Picture to schwa word
  • Schwa spelling sort
  • Schwa Fluency Grid
  • Schwa Roll n Read
  • Schwa board game
  • Fluency Sentences
  • Sentence Spelling
  • Schwa decodables


Looking for more work with syllables? Check out my Syllable Division resource!



Jane A. (January 8, 2024): Extremely Satisfied!
“I have never felt comfortable with understanding or teaching schwa. But thanks to this resources, I now feel equipped to teach schwa to my students. What a gift!”

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