Grammar and sentence construction become high-interest with color-coded, interlocking Reading Rods(R)! Color-coding helps students differentiate the eight most common parts of speech. Students also practice connecting rods to build sentences, identifying subjects and predicates, and using appropriate punctuation. Kit contains 156 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-color demonstration cards. Convenient storage bucket contains 156 rods, including nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, pronouns, conjunctions, articles, interjections and punctuation. Use with 1-4 students. Aligned with Put Reading First and Title I of No Child Left Behind.