Reading Rods®

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Target Essential Skills with Hands-on Reading Rods

Why are Reading Rods Effective?

Reading Rods are scientifically based, multisensory resources that develop essential phonics and word analysis skills. Designed to supplement any core literacy program, they provide a rich strand of active and engaging learning experiences. With Reading Rods, children have multiple opportunities to actively explore letter-sound relationships, investigate spelling patterns, and builds words and sentences. 

Hands-on Tools Proven to Positively Impact Early Literacy

Students engaged in hands-on literacy show greater gains in test scores.

 

Alphabet and Phonemic Awareness


reading rod cubes color coded with red for vowels, pink for initial vowel pictures, blue for consonants, and light blue for initial consonant picturesreading rod cubes color coded with red for vowels, pink for initial vowel pictures, blue for consonants, and light blue for initial consonant pictures

Interested in Alphabet and Phonemic Awareness Cubes?  They are available on their own or as part of these supplemental curriculum kits!

 

Initial Consonants and Word Families


reading rods cubes with color coding of blue for consonants and yellow for word familiesreading rods cubes with color coding of blue for consonants and yellow for word families

Interested in Initial Consonants and Word Families Cubes?  They are available as part of these supplemental curriculum kits!

 

Short Vowel Word Families


reading rods short vowel word families cubes with color coding of blue for consonants and yellow for word familiesreading rods short vowel word families cubes with color coding of blue for consonants and yellow for word families

Interested in Short Vowel Word Families Cubes?  They are available as part of these supplemental curriculum kits!

 

Phonics Word-Building


reading rods phonics color coded with blue consonants, red vowels, white magic e, purple vowel combinations, green blends, light green digraphs, yellow word familiesreading rods phonics color coded with blue consonants, red vowels, white magic e, purple vowel combinations, green blends, light green digraphs, yellow word families

Interested in Phonics Word-Building Cubes?  They are available as part of these supplemental curriculum kits!

 

Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words


reading rods color coded with blue consonants, red vowels, yellow prefixes, green english base words, light green greek/latin root words, orange suffixesreading rods color coded with blue consonants, red vowels, yellow prefixes, green english base words, light green greek/latin root words, orange suffixes

Interested in Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words Cubes?  They are available as part of these supplemental curriculum kits!

 

Simple Sentences


 

Sentence-Construction


reading rods color coded pink articles, purple conjunctions, light green pronouns, teal interjections, yellow verbs, green nouns, red adjectives, blue prepositions, orange adverbs, white punctuationreading rods color coded pink articles, purple conjunctions, light green pronouns, teal interjections, yellow verbs, green nouns, red adjectives, blue prepositions, orange adverbs, white punctuation

Interested in Sentence-Construction Cubes?  They are available as part of these supplemental curriculum kits!

 

Vocabulary


reading rods color coded green nouns, orange adverbs, red adjectives, yellow verbsreading rods color coded green nouns, orange adverbs, red adjectives, yellow verbs

Rods have a Teir 1 word on one side and Tier 2 synonyms on three sides!

Interested in Vocabulary Cubes?  They are available as part of these supplemental curriculum kits!

 

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