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.