My RTI students often have a hard time with blends, specifically R-blends like tr- and dr- where the beginning consonants change their sounds. To help them with tr- blends, I created a poem and activity packet to help reinforce the sound T makes inside the blend. Students can read (and reread!) the poem and highlight the tricky blends inside of the poem. The corresponding activities and games will help build automaticity with the “Tricky T” sound inside the consonant blend.
Download this FREE poem for teaching or reviewing the sound of the tr- consonant blend by clicking HERE or the image below.
If you’re interested in the complete phonics packet, check it out HERE! This packet includes word lists, assessments, practice word cards, and fluency activities/games.