All About Consonants

Contributor: Erin Jones. Lesson ID: 11313

What are consonants? What are vowels? They're two families that live in the alphabet! Sing with Sesame Street, work some worksheets and hear an adventure story to learn about the big Consonant Family!



English / Language Arts
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Beaver, Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

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  • Did you know that the alphabet includes two different letter families?

Letters belong to the Consonant Family or the Vowel Family. In this lesson, we'll learn about consonants.

  • Are you ready?

Let's go!

I know you've been singing the alphabet since you were little.

You're an alphabet expert!

To review, watch this Sesame Street: Sing the Alphabet Song! video. I'll bet you'll be singing it soon!

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Our alphabet has 26 letters.

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the letters in the Consonant Family.

  • Did you know that 21 letters are in the Consonant Family?

That's a lot of folks around the dinner table!

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Let's learn a new song from Teaching Songs that will help you remember which letters belong to the Consonant Family. Listen to Learn the Consonants Song for Kids:

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Sing this song to your teacher or parent.

On your notebook paper, write as many consonants as you can remember.

  • How many did you write?

Sing the song to help you write down any of the members of the Consonant Family that you missed.

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