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Cuisenaire Rods: a few uses
          

 

For representing strong & weak syllables - give an example & then pairs work out pattern for a given nursery rhyme:



Jack and Jill went up the hill


To fetch a pail of water


Jack fell down and broke his crown


And Jill came tumbling after

For more nursey rhymes with
cuisenaire rod representation

 

To highlight word stress:


                 
speaker          television         relation

 

 

For dictations - a simple face could be used as the basis of a teacher to students dictation - review of a lexical set. The teacher describes & the students form the face with the rods & compare with the teacher's version after - then they do the same in pairs:

      



 

 

For graphs:

         

 

 

For telling the time:

 

 

To represent time - timelines:

                                                              

  past                          now                      future

 

 

To introduce & practise comparatives & superlatives:





 

 

For scene setting or narratives - below could represent a street scene with shops - elicit & the rods can represent anything!:

         

                                                

 

 

For representing form:

I         do        not               play               tennis       
        

       ?
 No,               
      

 

Using cuisenaire rods with rhythm

To Tim Hahn's article 'Cuisenaire Rods & Silence'

To a lesson plan that incorporates the rods










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