Lesson 21

The most common spellings for vowels

We have over 19 vowel sounds, but only 6 vowel letters to spell them -

a e i o u and y

Many people have tried many different ways to spell vowel sounds in words, but this has made the mix-up worse.

Vowels at the end of words are often spelled differently. See vowel system

And see chart of many ways to spell vowel sounds and sound out vowel spellings

(Checklists in color and black-and-white that you can print out or download.)