As my second grade teacher often reminded me: A, E, I, O, and U make
the English language go around. The English alphabet consists of twenty-six letters. The letters are classified into two categories by linguists: consonants and vowels. There are five letters that are always classified as vowels: a, e, i, o, and u. The letter y can function as a vowel in choice circumstances but is not considered a vowel. Every other letter in the alphabet is considered a consonant. When you pair a vowel with a consonant or group of consonants it will form a syllable. These vowel worksheets will help students better understand how vowel contribute sounds to words.