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1.4: Practice with Vowel and Consonant Letters and Sounds

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  • Here are the letters in the English alphabet:

    < a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z>

    Remember that <a>, <e>, <i>, and <o> are always vowels and that <y>, <w>, and <u> act as vowels or consonants at different times.

    The other letters in the alphabet are always consonants.

    Examples

    Label the following as a "vowel," a "consonant," or "sometimes a vowel and sometimes a consonant."

    1. <e> is a vowel.
    2. <y> is sometimes a vowel and sometimes a consonant.
    3. <s> is a consonant.

    Review

    1. What are the four letters that are always vowels?
    2. What are the three letters that are sometimes vowels and sometimes consonants?
    3. In the following alphabet, cross off the letters that are always or sometimes vowels.
      < a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z>
    4. The nineteen letters not crossed off above are always consonants. Write them in the blanks below:
    5. Read these words carefully. Listen and look for the <y>s, <u>s, and <w>s and then sort them into the groups below.
      yours wonderful women below
      true lunch language quiet
      yellow away brown would
      they holiday year penguin
      Words with the consonant ...
      <u> <w> <y>
      Words with the vowel...
      <u> <w> <y>
    Show Answer
    1. What are the four letters that are always vowels?
      <a>, <e>, <i>, and <o>.
    2. What are the three letters that are sometimes vowels and sometimes consonants?
      <y>, <w>, and <u>.
    3. In the following alphabet, cross off the letters that are always or sometimes vowels.
      < a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z>
    4. The nineteen letters not crossed off above are always consonants. Write them in the blanks below:
      <b> <c> <d> <f> <g> <h> <j> <k> <l> <m>
      <n>

      <q> <r> <s> <t> <v> <x> <z>
    5. Read these words carefully. Listen and look for the <y>s, <u>s, and <w>s and then sort them into the groups below.
      yours wonderful women below
      true lunch language quiet
      yellow away brown would
      they holiday year penguin
      Words with the consonant ...
      <u> <w> <y>
      language wonderful women yours
      quiet away would yellow
      penguin year
      Words with the vowel...
      <u> <w> <y>
      yours lunch yellow they
      true would brown away
      wonderful below holiday

    Explore More

    1. Say each of these words. Listen and look carefully and then sort the words into the following groups. Some words go into more than one group.
      magic language might government
      enough type women new
      yellow away your why
      seventy quick holiday below
      Words with the vowel...
      <a> <e> <i> <o>
      Words with the vowel...
      <u> <w> <y>
      Words with the consonant...
      <u> <w> <y>
    Show Answer
    1. Say each of these words. Listen and look carefully and then sort the words into the following groups. Some words go into more than one group.
      magic language might government
      enough type women new
      yellow away your why
      seventy quick holiday below
      Words with the vowel...
      <a> <e> <i> <o>
      magic enough magic enough
      language yellow quick yellow
      away seventy might women
      holiday language holiday your
      type holiday
      women government
      government below
      new
      below
      Words with the vowel...
      <u> <w> <y>
      enough yellow seventy holiday
      your new type why
      below away
      Words with the consonant...
      <u> <w> <y>
      language away why yellow
      quick women your