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Radius™ Audio Learning System, a new innovative teaching platform that combines digital CD technology with advanced card reading capabilities. Radius CD Card Sets (available separately) cover a wide range of age grades and subjects, including ESL/ELL. Radius CD Card Sets for English Language Learners feature a Spanish language audio support feature. Radius Digital Audio Learning System retails for $229.95, and the Radius CD Card Sets are $39.95 each. The Stereo headphones with microphone are available for $36.95 and a set of two channel speakers for $26.95.
Reading Rods® Fluency & Comprehension Reading Kits, developed to make it easier for teachers to incorporate more fluency and comprehension activities in their reading programs. Grades 1 and 2.
Reading Mentor™ Activity Cards integrate listening, speaking, reading and writing activities for students to perform using Reading Rods and then self-check using the Reading Mentor, an electronic device that gives Reading Rods a voice. Titles include Letters & Sounds, Rhyming & Word Families, Word Building, and Sentence Building. Grades PreK-2.
Reading Mentor™ Library Sets combine a context for studying phonics and sentence building skills with manipulative-based activities (flip books) and the auditory benefits and decoding support of the Reading Mentor. Includes 12 full-color, engaging readers, two flip books and teaching guide. Grades PreK-1.
Conciencia Fonémica Readers, readers designed for students with minimal or no literacy skills, this set of readers focuses on letter recognition, understanding the letter-sound relationship and learning to read open syllables (ma, me, mi, o, mu, etc). These engaging, 16-page stories are written by native Spanish speakers. Grades K+.
¡Mézclalas! ™ (Mix it Up!) Game, children learn to recognize letters and sounds at the beginning of simple Spanish words. Players say the missing beginning letter sound of a picture tile near the edge of the board and try to match that sound with a letter tile in the center of the board to move forward. The first player to make it all the way around the board wins. Grades K+.
Mar de Sílabas™ (Sea of Syllables) Game, syllables are the building blocks of early Spanish literacy, and Mar de Silabas makes learning syllables fun. In this game for native Spanish-speaking children, players build Spanish words by combining the syllables they land on with the syllables in the “sea.” The player who places the most chips in the “sea” wins. Grades 1+.
Oraciones Divertidas™ (Silly Sentences) Game, a unique sentence-building that teaches Spanish sentence construction and basic grammar. Grades 2+.
Spanish Alphabet & Number Puzzles, sturdy wooden puzzles that feature all 29 letters of the Spanish alphabet (including ch, ll and ñ) printed on removable puzzle pieces that reveal the matching lowercase letter on the fish and the uppercase letter on the turtle. The turtle also features numbers 1-9 that hides the corresponding number of dots under the puzzle piece. Grades PreK-2.
Aprende a Escribir Letras (Learn to Write Letters), parents can help their children learn to write the alphabet with these 24 page, write on/wipe off books. Each page features traceable letters (uppercase and lowercase) and lines for additional letter-writing practice. Available in both Spanish and English. Grades PreK+.
Spanish A-B-C Puzzle Blocks, two piece wooden puzzles help children learn the Spanish alphabet (a through z, plus ch, ll and ñ). Each kid-friendly puzzle features a fun picture of something beginning with a given letter and unique die cuts that match the shape of that letter. Wooden storage box with plastic lid contains 29 two-piece solid wood puzzle blocks measuring 2” x 3 ¾” each. Grades PreK+.
Spanish Magnetic Learning Center, a cheery wall calendar that helps children learn the days of the week, months of the year, the seasons, and weather conditions, and reinforces children’s ability to recognize numbers and put them in order. Includes 51 magnetic tiles, one 12” x 16 ½” magnetic board and sturdy metal grommets for hanging. Activity Guide included. Grades K+.
Spanish Vocabulary Puzzle Card Set, durable two-piece puzzle cards feature unique die cuts that make every puzzle self-checking. Beginning Set contains 89 puzzles featuring community helpers, job settings, families, household objects, days of the week and months of the year. Activity guide included. Beginning Puzzle Cards and Intermediate Puzzle Cards. Grades K+.
English Language Learners
Reading Rods® for English Language Learners: Basic Vocabulary Building Kit, a flexible kit for newcomers that teaches the alphabet, sounds and fundamental vocabulary using high-interest themes like school, community and animals. Grades K+.
Reading Rods for English Language Learners: Intermediate Phonics & Word Study Kit, designed to improve the oral language and fluency skills of ELLs. Kit includes 48 sequential lessons each of which are based on songs or chants with supporting materials that reinforce learning. Grades 2+.
Go to Press!™ A Grammar & Proofreading Game, the excitement of a big-city newspaper is captured in this unique game that reinforces a child’s understanding of grammar. Players move from department to department finding and correcting errors in the headlines. The first player to create a complete newspaper by collecting a correct headline from each department, returns to the boss’s office and says, “Go to press!” wins. Grades 2+.