This is a great beginning of the year activity to help your students understand the difference between vowels and consonants. I have included letter cards for all lowercase and capital letters, sorting mat, answer key for student use, and a black and white recording sheet. This activity will make a great word work station as well as for small group work. Your students will love the Pirate theme and you will love the practice they will get distinguishing between consonants and vowels!! AHOY MATEY!