What is a vowel?

  • A vowel is a letter that represents the sound of an A, E, I, O, or U.
    • examples:  cat, met, hit, dog, & hug
  • The letter "Y" can be a vowel only if it creates an A, E, I, O, or U sound.
    • examples:  fry, try, cry, & dry
  • The opposite of a vowel is a consonant.
  • A vowel that makes a unique vowel sound is a syllable.
  • A vowel that is silent or doesn't make a unique vowel sound is not a syllable.
    • examples:  kite, bite, lite, fire, & ate

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Fun Fact
Only 2 months have 4 syllables:
January and February

Vowel Examples

All vowels are highlighted below, in red:
  • free
  • eat
  • eating
  • bio
  • fire
  • cake
  • cheese
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