Reading Rods® Word Families Classroom Kit
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Designed to supplement all phonics and reading programs, these color-coded, interlocking manipulatives are a great hands-on way to teach literacy. Includes set of Reading Rods®, 24 double-sided activity cards, 48-page instruction and activity book, four activity trays, and storage tub. Use with 1-4 students.
Recognizing short and long vowel word patterns
Learning initial consonant sounds and blends
Grouping words with similar vowel sounds
Establishing spelling patterns
About Reading Rods®:
Reading Rods® are versatile, interlocking manipulatives that are fun to use when teaching and learning to read. The rods are color-coded to define the functions of the letter(s) or words and to differentiate between consonants, vowels, blends, nouns, verbs, etc. Rods only connect from left to right, providing a self-correcting format that builds student confidence.
Benefits & Applications
Hands-on manipulation of rods provides environmental stimulation for active, kinesthetic, and tactile learners.
Color-coded rods and the simple icons on the activity cards give visual learners extra cues.
Reading Rods® are perfect for small group activities or before- and afterschool programs.
Reading Rods® are scientifically research based.
CCSS Product Alignment
ELA Grade 1
RF.1.2a Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
RF.1.2b Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
RF.1.2c Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
RF.1.2d Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
RF.1.3a Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
RF.1.3c Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
RF.1.3g Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
L.1.2d Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
L.1.2e Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.