Young readers will explore word building, phonics and spelling patterns by using colour-coded, tactile Reading Rods®. By linking together rods, your students will start out building simple words with consonants and vowels, and advance to incorporating silent e, blends, digraphs, and advanced vowel combinations (vowel digraphs, diphthongs and r-controlled vowels).
Young readers learn to:
Develop phonological, phonemic awareness and phonics skills by using suggested patterns to make and practice words
Use phonics skills, spelling patterns and word-building techniques
Identify, discriminate and spell initial and final consonant blends and digraphs
Make and read words with long- and short-vowel phonemes, digraphs, trigraphs and vowel digraphs
Use words in writing composition
This kit contains 109 sturdy plastic rods in a convenient storage tub,
24 double-sided Activity Cards, 4 activity trays and a 48-page Instruction & Activity Book with lesson plans, blackline masters and over 100 full-colour demonstration cards.
Colour-coded rods include consonants (blue), vowels (red), blends and digraphs (green), silent 'e' (white) and advanced vowels (purple). Use with 1–4 students.
Learning Style: Visual, Tactile
Teacher’s Choice Award – Learning Magazine (2002)
Product Code: LER 7102