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EZread™ Sound Box Kit

Item # R303324
Really Good Stuff®
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Ages 5+ / Grades K+
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
As teachers of young students, you know that before emergent readers can begin to sound out words, they need to firmly grasp the sound each letter makes within a word. The EZread™ Sound Box Kit is a helpful tool for students at this stage of development to help them learn how to map sound patterns. In this interactive activity, students view leveled words represented on Picture-Word Cards and, based on the number of sounds they hear, slide Plastic Chips into the appropriate number of boxes on a Work Mat. The 146, self-checking Picture-Word Cards are color-coded into 1- 2-, 3-, and 4-phoneme groups and file neatly behind matching number cards in the included sturdy Storage Box. The kit includes an Activity Card with suggestions for use.
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED: The EZread™ Sound Box Kit includes 146 picture-word cards (2 1/2” by 2 1/2”, featuring 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-phoneme words), 12 Sound-Box Work Mats (6” x 6”, four each of 2, 3, and 4 sound boxes), 36 Plastic Chips, a sturdy Storage Box (8 3/4"L by 6" W x 3"H), and an Activity Card with suggestions for use.
  • HELP STUDENTS ENCODE AND DECODE: Having students place the Plastic Chips into each sound box reinforces good listening skills with a tactile approach and provides good practice as they sound out words, read the completed words, and connect words to pictures.
  • INTRODUCE COLORFUL RECOGNIZABLE PICTURES: Stimulate your students’ visual learning with the easy-to-recognize everyday images featuring 1-4 phoneme sounds.
  • PRACTICE STRATEGIES FOR SOUND RECOGNITION: The Sound Box Kit will help your students find success by teaching them to use the strategies of picture clues and sound boxes as they acquire word-building skills.
  • EXPANDABLE LESSONS FOR MISSING LETTERS: These laminated Work Mats present an opportunity for students to remove each Plastic Chip and use a dry erase marker to write the missing letters in the boxes.


Brand Name
Really Good Stuff®
Age / Grade
Ages 5+ / Grades K+
Assembly Required
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