Cuisenaire Rods in Language Learning – Part 2


by Steve Hirschhorn
A rod by any other name...
Figure 1 Two boxes of Cuisenaire Rods, the top one a new set and the other, an original from 1981!

The first of these articles examined the basic principles which support the use of the Cuisenaire Rods (rods) in the language learning classroom. In this, the second article, I would like to offer some actual activities designed to elicit particular language, whether structure, function of lexis.
Let’s start with some obvious and commonly used ideas before moving on to some slightly more sophisticated uses.

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