Reading Rods® Word Building Kit

Item # LER 7102
Ages 6
We regret that this Learning Resource product is discontinued and no longer available.

Product Description

Young readers will explore word building, phonics and spelling patterns by using color-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). Kit contains 109 sturdy plastic rods in a convenient storage tub (LER 7107), 24 double-sided Activity Cards (LER 7111), 4 activity trays (LER 7130) and a 48-page Instruction & Activity Book (LER 7115) with lesson plans, blackline masters and over 100 full-color demonstration cards. Color-coded rods include consonants (blue), vowels (red), blends and digraphs (green), silent e (white) and advanced vowels (purple). Use with 1–4 students. 
  • Teacher’s Choice Award – Learning Magazine  (2002)
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Features & Benefits:

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