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Always Vowels: <\text{a}>, <e>, <\text{i}>, <o>

1. Our alphabet has twenty-six letters. Some are VOWELS and some are CONSONANTS. The four letters that are always vowels are <\text{a}>, <e>, <\text{i}>, and <o>.

2. Underline the vowel letters in each word as we have done with itself and join. Don't worry about the check marks yet:

& \text{\underline{i}ts\underline{e}lf} \surd && \text{magic} && \text{rabbit} && \text{favor} \\& \text{j\underline{oi}n} \surd && \text{bridge} && \text{asking} && \text{their} \\& \text{better} && \text{knee} && \text{village} && \text{often}

3. Now sort the words into these four groups and check them off the list as we have done with itself and join. Be careful: Most words go into more than one group:

4. When we talk about letters, we put them inside pointed brackets, like this:

 <\text{a}> \qquad <\text{e}> \qquad <\text{i}> \qquad <\text{o}>

5. Fill in the blanks. (Don't forget the pointed brackets!) Four letters that are always vowels are ____, ____, ____, and ____.

6. Underline each vowel letter:

& \text{above} && \text{chance} &&  \text{height} && \text{behind} \\& \text{board} && \text{whose} && \text{believe} && \text{phone} \\& \text{voted} && \text{region} && \text{important} && \text{government}

7. Now sort the words into these groups and check them off the list:

8. Four letters that are always vowels are ___________, ___________, ___________, and ___________. Did you remember the pointed brackets?

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