Learn the Vowels

Vowels “carry the message to the listener.”
All English words can be pronounced with these 10 vowel sounds.

red

eh

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green

ee

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auburn

ah

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orange

oh

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blue

oo

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mud

uh

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pink

ih

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black

aa

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purple

_rr

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yellow

_ll

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Apply the Vowels to Your Words

red

  • bed
  • said
  • fed
  • pet
  • net
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green

  • eat
  • feet
  • heat
  • she
  • me
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auburn

  • hot
  • pop
  • taught
  • shop
  • talk
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orange

  • go
  • toe
  • vote
  • boat
  • coke
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blue

  • move
  • two
  • dude
  • who
  • shoe
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mud

  • but
  • of
  • us
  • what
  • cup
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pink

  • did
  • miss
  • gym
  • is
  • fit
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black

  • fat
  • cat
  • man
  • and
  • jam
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purple

  • bird
  • turn
  • were
  • her
  • dirt
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yellow

  • google
  • level
  • circle
  • pencil
  • pedal
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Learn the Diphthongs

Diphthongs are single-syllable sounds that are pronounced using two vowel sounds.
As with single vowel sounds, you may see the diphthong span over multiple, adjacent letters.

eh-ee

red-green

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ah-ee

auburn-green

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oh-ee

orange-green

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oo-uh

blue-mud

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ah-oo

auburn-blue

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ee-oo

green-blue

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Diphthongs in Action

eh-ee

  • age
  • eight
  • they
  • say
  • take
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ah-ee

  • buy
  • my
  • tie
  • why
  • kite
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oh-ee

  • joy
  • boy
  • noise
  • toys
  • soy
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oo-uh

  • cook
  • book
  • could
  • should
  • would
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ah-oo

  • now
  • brown
  • town
  • noun
  • sound
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ee-oo

  • use
  • few
  • view
  • pew
  • cue
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