Help students blend sounds to form words by providing them with a visual. It can be used in a similar manner to sound boxes. It includes slides for 3, 4, and 5 letter words.
How to use this product:
Laminate all pieces.
Make a slit on the dashed line so that the sitting boy can be inserted into the slit and slide down the slide past each letter card.
Put a little bit of sticky-tack on the back of letter cards to hold them in place, or use a whiteboard marker to print each letter on the blank tile holder. (I highly recommend having students print the letters for the word, as the letter tiles will interfere with the sliding motion a bit.)
As students slide the boy down the slide they say the sound of each letter and blend the sounds together to form a word.