A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y


Other vowel sounds

There are words with vowel patterns that do not follow the rules of phonics. Some examples include:

-words ending in -tion, -sion, and -cion normally say "shun"
-words with -ough make several different sounds

Vowels tend to break the rules, so you will most likely find many more words that are exceptions to the rules.  This is when it is important to also teach sight recognition.

(Lewis, 2005)

This video reviews many vowel sounds.

Great activity for all vowel sounds.