Reading Rods® Word for Word® Phonics Game
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Students compete with themselves and each other in this challenging word-building game. Players hurry to build words using all sides of the Reading Rods® within a two-minute time limit. Game can be played at multiple levels and can be customized to practice specific reading and word-building skills. Includes 112 color-coded rods, one two-minute timer, four pencils, one score pad and instructions. For 2-4 players.
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.1.3a Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
RF.1.3b Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
RF.1.3c Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
RF.1.3d Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
RF.1.3e Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
RF.1.3f Read words with inflectional endings.
RF.1.3g Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.