4th Edition Binder Inserts (Set of 10)

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Our new 4th Edition of the Color Vowel™ Chart is here! Featuring sleek, rounded lines, our new Chart illustrates how vowel sounds fall along a continuum of production. All 4th Edition charts feature only key words (without phonetic symbols).

Printed on 8 1/2″ x 11″ plastic (non-ripping) paper, this binder insert is 3-hole punched so that students can keep and refer to the Color Vowel™ Chart this semester and beyond.

Note: This product is sold as a Classroom Set consisting of 10 inserts.
New to the Color Vowel Chart? We recommend you start with the Teacher Starter Kit or the Fully-Equipped Classroom.

$40.00

4775 in stock

Note: This product is sold as a Classroom Set consisting of 10 inserts.

Bulk discounts: Order 5 sets and get 10% off. Order 10 sets or more and get 20% off.

New to the Color Vowel Chart? We recommend you start with the Teacher Starter Kit or the Fully-Equipped Classroom.

The COLOR VOWEL® Chart, 4th Edition

Welcome to our new 4th Edition of the COLOR VOWEL® Chart. If you’ve used the COLOR VOWEL® Chart in the past, you will notice some changes:

Rounded lines: Our new, curved lines help convey vowel production as a continuum of sound rather than as isolated vowel sounds. For more information, watch our video, “Color Vowel Yoga” on YouTube.
A bigger CUP OF MUSTARD Because vowel reduction and, specifically, the use of schwa (/ə/) is so prevalent in spoken English, we’ve allocated a larger visual space to represent this sound. Note that A CUP OF MUSTARD represents both the stressed /ʌ/ (as in “cup” and “mustard”) and the unstressed /ə/ (as heard when “a” and “of” are said naturally as part of a phrase).
Swapped positions for BROWN COW and TURQUOISE TOY: We moved BROWN out to the periphery of the Chart to provide it with a more accurate visual representation as a diphthong that originates at BLACK (/æ/) or OLIVE (/a/) and moves around and up through BLUE (/u/). Meanwhile TURQUOISE is now more appropriately placed to convey how it moves across the vocal tract from back vowel AUBURN or ROSE to high front vowel GREEN.
A gray line between OLIVE and AUBURN: The interesting thing about OLIVE (/a/) and AUBURN (/ɔ/) is that they are distinct for many, but not all, speakers of English. The gray line between the OLIVE and AUBURN subtly highlights the so-called “back vowel merger” prevalent in many North American varieties of English.
Note that our “Classic” 3rd edition of the Color Vowel Chart (featuring straight lines between each Color Vowel) still works perfectly well and there is no need to immediately ‘upgrade’ to the 4th Edition. However, as 3rd Edition products run out, we will not be reprinting that inventory.

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