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


Vowel diphthongs

A diphthong is two vowel sounds in one syllable.  Some examples include:

-words with ow and ou: house, sound, cow, town
-words with oi and oy:  boil, coin, joy, loyal
-words with ea: dead, ready
-words with aw and au: saw, crawl, fault, pause
-words with ew: few, blew

*r-controlled vowels are sometimes considered diphthongs

(Lewis, 2005)

This video has diphthongs and digraphs.

Online activities with diphthongs

Click here for printable paper and pencil activities using diphthongs.