156 Reading Rods® Sentence Building 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 the parts of speech
Identifying subjects and predicates
Placing punctuation appropriately
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.1.1a Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
L.1.1b Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.
L.1.1c Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop).
L.1.1d Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they, them, their, anyone, everything).
L.1.1f Use frequently occurring adjectives.
L.1.1g Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because).
L.1.1h Use determiners (e.g., articles, demonstratives).
L.1.1i Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward).
L.1.2b Use end punctuation for sentences.
L.1.2c Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.