Great visual tool to help students work on blending when they are beginning to learn to read. Good for younger students and/or struggling readers. You can make words with up to 6 sounds. Also contains sound tiles for digraphs, dipthongs, and more.
? Make real words or nonsense words using 2-6 sounds tiles, but make sure there is only 1 sound on each train car.
? Explain to students that they need to stretch the sounds in order to blend the sounds together.
? Explain to students that stopping between sounds would break the train apart. The train needs to stay connected, just like the sounds in the word need to stay connected.