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The Letter V


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The Letter V

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Introduction to the Letter V

Today's journey is all about a unique and vibrant letter that we encounter frequently in our language—the letter V. It's a versatile letter that we use to spell many important words. Whether you're writing a story or learning new vocabulary, understanding the letter V is key to becoming a great reader and writer.

Understanding the Letter V – Definition and Sounds

The letter V is the 22nd letter in the English alphabet and is known for its distinct vibrating sound, which phonetically sounds like /v/ .

It's a consonant, and when we say it, we press our bottom lip against our upper teeth and let out a voiced sound. Remember, the sound of the letter V is the same in words like violin, vivid, and valley.

What sound does the letter V make?
Can you name a word that begins with the letter V?
How do you use your mouth to make the letter V sound?

Writing the Letter V – How to?

Writing the letter V is simple and straightforward. To write the uppercase V, start at the top and draw a diagonal line down to the right, then draw another diagonal line from that point up to the top right, forming a V shape. For the lowercase v, start in the middle and draw a smaller version of the uppercase V, with the same diagonal lines meeting at a point.

The Letter V – Example Words and Sentences

The letter V is vivid and valuable, appearing at the beginning, middle, and end of words. For instance, Victor visited the village and viewed various vibrant vases. Here, the letter V is used at the start of several words, highlighting its frequent usage.

Words with the Letter V

The letter V is quite common, so let's look at a list of words that feature this letter prominently:

Begin With Contain End With
violin oven dove
victory evolve serve
valley survive love
visit seven brave

Although the words above do not end with the letter v, the last sound pronounced is /v/ because of the final E, which is silent.

The Letter V – Summary

Key Learnings from this Text:

  • The letter V is known for its distinctive vibrating sound, represented phonetically as /v/ .
  • It is the 22nd letter in the English alphabet.
  • Writing the letter V involves drawing diagonal lines that meet at a point.
  • The letter V can appear at the beginning, middle, or end of words.

Keep exploring the world of letters with our interactive lessons and printable activities. The letter V is just one exciting part of your alphabetic adventure!

The Letter V – Frequently Asked Questions

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Is it important to learn about the letter V in kindergarten?
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Transcript The Letter V

Let’s join Dee and Kala in the phonics garden and learn all about "The Letter V". This is the letter V, it makes the sound /V/. This is an uppercase V and this is a lowercase one. They both make the /V/ sound like in van, volcano, and vegetables! Let's practice the /V/ sound with Kala! "/V/, V, /V/!" Can you spy anything in the garden that begins with the letter V? " There's vanilla ice cream that starts with the letter V!" Is there anything else in the garden that starts with /V/? "There's a violin that also begins with the letter V!" Uh-oh! V is hiding with other letters! Can you help find the letter V in the alphabet? Point to the letter when you find it! Did you also point here? You did some great work in the phonics garden! Today we learned all about the letter V, we listened to and made the /V/ sound! We found words that began with the letter V and found it in the alphabet! Interested in a challenge? Watch this video again and see if you can find the vest, the vacuum, and the vulture hidden in the garden! Comment below when you find them! If you want to learn more, check out the next letter in the alphabet, the letter W!

The Letter V exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video The Letter V.
  • Which one is the correct letter?


    Listen carefully to the sound, play it again and think about what you can hear.

    This is a _______.

    Look again at the picture above. What sound does this word start with?


    The correct letter is v. This makes the /v/ sound.

  • What sound does the letter make?


    The word village starts with the sound.

    Listen to all four sounds again. Which one is the same as the beginning of the word vast?


    The correct sound is /v/.

  • Find the objects that begin with "v".


    There are 5 items that start with v to highlight.

    Listen to this word. Can you find it in the picture?

    Listen carefully to the names of the objects.


    The five items that begin with v are:

    • van
    • vinegar
    • vegetables
    • viola
    • velcro
  • What is the word?


    Listen carefully. Does the word start with v or have v in the middle?

    What other sounds can you hear?

    Here we can see the words with pictures. Use this to help you find the matching pairs above.


    The words are:

    1. vet
    2. vest
    3. van
    4. seven
  • Help Kala find the object that begins with "v".


    Listen to the sound. Which word begins with this sound?

    Say all of the items out loud. In which one do you hear the /v/ sound at the beginning?

    There is one correct choice.


    Vase starts with /v/.

  • Can you put the words in the correct group?


    Listen carefully to this word. Do you hear v at the beginning or in the middle?

    Think carefully about the first sound that you hear, is it v or a different sound?

    There are 4 words that begin with v and 2 words that have v in the middle.


    Vampire, vowels, video and vehicles have v at the beginning.

    Ivy and gloves have v in the middle.