Explode the Code Book 5 (2nd Edition)

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Item #: 062500
ISBN: 9780838878057
Grades: K-4

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Publisher: Educators Publishing Service

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Didn't Live Up to the Hype!
I'm not sure what all the hype is about for this program. To be honest, me and my student were quite disappointed. We ended up having to redo all our phonics in another program because my student retained so little! Big disappointment! The paper tears when you erase it, many pictures are outdated and are not commonly used words anymore (I had to explain many of them to my student), and I was just not impressed.
April 20, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Very educational
Fun easy and educational for my seven year old daughter. I got books 1-8 and she is knocking them out of the ball park
April 21, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Fantastic product
I have used this series for years with great results. It helps with reading, handwriting, phonics, spelling, and reading comprehension in a simple systematic way. However, the books are in black and white, so it is not so good for dyslexic children who do better with color, but the writing is short so it is good for dysgraphia.
November 25, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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Rainbow Resource Center Store
We love the Explode the Code program. Walked my kids through decoding the English Language in a fun and easy to understand way, giving them weekly rules to follow. Highly recommended.
Daniel K on Jun 12, 2018
Explode the Code ROCKS!!!
Sasha N on Apr 30, 2018
We love the Explode the Code program. Walked my kids through decoding the English Language in a fun and easy to understand way, giving them weekly rules to follow. Highly recommended.
Daniel K on Jun 12, 2018
My daughter has learned to read and learned a lot of phonics rules by working through these books. She is 7 and ready for ETC 5!
Rochelle W on Jun 5, 2018
Explode the Code ROCKS!!!
Sasha N on Apr 30, 2018
Great easy program for all 7 kids! Helps support any language arts curriculum and fill in any gaps where the kids need a little practice! This program has helped the kids learn to read as well!
User on Apr 8, 2018
Love the series and am restocking for homeschooling next year.
Tracy L on Mar 27, 2018
I love this series. I have used it with several of my children!
Sarah G on Mar 16, 2018
These books have been so helpful with reading for my children.
Laura M on Mar 16, 2018
Love these for a basic, no fuss reinforcement of spelling and phonics
Clare K on Mar 13, 2018
Explode the Code is the simplest, easiest, and most effective curriculum I have found to cover phonics. I have taught two to read easily with this curriculum and will be using it with the third. By book five, I could quit because reading is coming more easily, but I like the additional reinforcement to help in breaking down more complex words they will encounter in the future.
Katie N on Mar 11, 2018
I have used with 3 kids and seems to be effective. No frills but works.
Stephen U on Mar 1, 2018
To help my daughter with spelling and reading.
Kimberly R on Feb 15, 2018
homeschool
Jun Z on Feb 7, 2018
great book,teaches interesting way
perele B on Feb 6, 2018
Used with two other children and they have become excellent communicators and writers!
Carrie B on Jan 22, 2018
To continue to teach phonics and spelling skills.
Paula T on Jan 17, 2018
Required Home School Book, but one of the very best resources she's used.
Rachel F on Dec 8, 2017
phonics/2nd grader
Benjamin G on Nov 30, 2017
My daughter reads well, but I want to make sure she has a good foundation in phonics, so we will use this edition and others to fill in any gaps.
Phoebe T on Oct 7, 2017
need help for my son who is dyslexic
michelle b on Sep 22, 2017
I really love these books
User on Sep 21, 2017
I chose this book to help my dyslexic students. They need extra practice mastering their phonics skills.
Kelly M on Sep 9, 2017
great
jill A on Sep 4, 2017
my older kids all loved to do these fun workbooks when they were younger, so I'm surprising my youngest with his very own book
Kelly M on Aug 29, 2017
My kids love explode the code!!
Stephanie H on Aug 14, 2017
Best and most affordable phonics, reading, and spelling practice.
Kimberly A on Jun 30, 2017
We started these workbook in K and we are just continuing with the program. It's a great way to continue phonics.
Simbo T on Jun 11, 2017
My daughter loves this series. It has improved her reading skills. I have to help her with some of the pictures but other than that she can do most of it independently.
Amy C on Jun 7, 2017
I love ETC because it really helps her reading and gives her extra work for sounding out and blending words and sounds together.
Sharon R on Apr 6, 2017
I've used it before and I liked it for homeschooling.
Jill B on Mar 30, 2017
phonics instruction
Claire E on Mar 10, 2017
Because we've loved Levels 1-4. My daughter didn't have confidence with reading until she started using the Explode the Code workbooks. They are really fun and really helpful!
Aimee M on Mar 10, 2017
I needed it for our LA curriculum
Lisa M on Feb 24, 2017
Used them before, they are good. My kids always enjoy them.
Lexdi B on Jan 26, 2017
I have been using this series with my 3rd grader just to reinforce phonics not as a main language arts program.
User on Jan 26, 2017
We have used the ETC books for many years with multiple children. A great program!
Amy S on Jan 17, 2017
"Explode the Code clicks in my student's head! He is understanding how to read!!!"
Jeriann T on Jan 10, 2017
My kids have used Explode the Code Books 1 thru 4 and they love it! I am a huge fan!
Susan S on Jan 10, 2017
It seems to be the best fit for my 7 year old son.
Ben D on Jan 9, 2017
Simple and fun, help with spelling concepts instead of random lists
Clarice B on Jan 5, 2017
Explode the Code is something my kids can complete pretty much on their own. I value these time fillers with homeschooling five children!
RaeAnn H on Nov 8, 2016
Love using these books to build confidence in our dyslexic 3rd grader. We are currently using the Barton Program for Reading and Spelling, and this is a great independent tool our daughter uses
Jennifer B on Oct 27, 2016
My son finished the other books and was ready for this one. We have always used this series for our children and will continue to do so.
Denise H on Sep 8, 2016
Good solid math program
User on Sep 7, 2016
This is my third time through the ETC series. It is simple yet effective.
Jessica B on Sep 2, 2016
My 2nd grader just started the Level 4 book and said it has been his favorite of all of them so far (he's been doing EtC since Levels A, B, C). I thought I'd keep going with them and see how they are.
Gwen P on Aug 20, 2016
for daughter to use
Patricia C on Aug 13, 2016
To continue our phonics study with Explode the Code.
Tracy J B on Aug 4, 2016
We've enjoyed all the other levels and wanted to continue with this one!
User on Jul 24, 2016
For Phonics and Spelling practice.
Bridget B on Jul 21, 2016
We LOVE these books. I've used Explode the Code with my kids for 6 years and it has been influential in helping them read and spell.
Sarah G on Jul 8, 2016
My daughter has learned to read and learned a lot of phonics rules by working through these books. She is 7 and ready for ETC 5!
Rochelle W on Jun 5, 2018
Great easy program for all 7 kids! Helps support any language arts curriculum and fill in any gaps where the kids need a little practice! This program has helped the kids learn to read as well!
User on Apr 8, 2018
How many pages are in one book?
A shopper on Apr 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The pages are numbered to 92 in ETC Book 5, with 11 lessons and eight pages (four fronts and four backs) for each lesson.
Has anyone used the 1st edition & the 2nd edition? Is there a big difference?
A shopper on Apr 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Per the publisher: Changes in the 2nd edition Workbooks and Teacher Guides: In Workbooks: 1) revised student directions for clarity and ease of understanding; 2) Updated content to clarify previously confusing or problematic examples; 3) Stories in Books 7 and 8 were revised and replaced with new content. In Teacher Guides: 1. "Lesson Routine at a Glance" chart is featured on the inside front cover of all guides. 2. Chart presents essential literacy skills and the systematic process in which ETC implements them. Artwork Updates: Updated images throughout the program to eliminate obsolete and confusing images as well as reflect the 21st century culture.After reviewing/comparing, there are minimal changes. A few graphics have changed and the upper level books (6 and up) have some expanded instruction. Page numbers align between editions. 2nd ed. address CCSS but does not align lessons to the CC; it also describes the program as O-G (if complete activities in TG)-additional requirements to be OG are the ETC Code Cards and the online activities (fee based);for a comprehensive program, the TG recommends 15-20 min. direct phonics instruction, plus literacy activities reading stories, chapter books, and non fiction selections. Also recommended are writing, grammar, spelling and oral work, but they make no recommendations. The 2nd ed also has some font changes in the student samples (more traditional). There are updated stories in books 7 and 8.
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    3 Reviews
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    Didn't Live Up to the Hype!
    I'm not sure what all the hype is about for this program. To be honest, me and my student were quite disappointed. We ended up having to redo all our phonics in another program because my student retained so little! Big disappointment! The paper tears when you erase it, many pictures are outdated and are not commonly used words anymore (I had to explain many of them to my student), and I was just not impressed.
    April 20, 2018
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Very educational
    Fun easy and educational for my seven year old daughter. I got books 1-8 and she is knocking them out of the ball park
    April 21, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Fantastic product
    I have used this series for years with great results. It helps with reading, handwriting, phonics, spelling, and reading comprehension in a simple systematic way. However, the books are in black and white, so it is not so good for dyslexic children who do better with color, but the writing is short so it is good for dysgraphia.
    November 25, 2015
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
  • Q & A
    Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
    Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 56 answers
    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    We love the Explode the Code program. Walked my kids through decoding the English Language in a fun and easy to understand way, giving them weekly rules to follow. Highly recommended.
    Daniel K on Jun 12, 2018
    Explode the Code ROCKS!!!
    Sasha N on Apr 30, 2018
    We love the Explode the Code program. Walked my kids through decoding the English Language in a fun and easy to understand way, giving them weekly rules to follow. Highly recommended.
    Daniel K on Jun 12, 2018
    My daughter has learned to read and learned a lot of phonics rules by working through these books. She is 7 and ready for ETC 5!
    Rochelle W on Jun 5, 2018
    Explode the Code ROCKS!!!
    Sasha N on Apr 30, 2018
    Great easy program for all 7 kids! Helps support any language arts curriculum and fill in any gaps where the kids need a little practice! This program has helped the kids learn to read as well!
    User on Apr 8, 2018
    Love the series and am restocking for homeschooling next year.
    Tracy L on Mar 27, 2018
    I love this series. I have used it with several of my children!
    Sarah G on Mar 16, 2018
    These books have been so helpful with reading for my children.
    Laura M on Mar 16, 2018
    Love these for a basic, no fuss reinforcement of spelling and phonics
    Clare K on Mar 13, 2018
    Explode the Code is the simplest, easiest, and most effective curriculum I have found to cover phonics. I have taught two to read easily with this curriculum and will be using it with the third. By book five, I could quit because reading is coming more easily, but I like the additional reinforcement to help in breaking down more complex words they will encounter in the future.
    Katie N on Mar 11, 2018
    I have used with 3 kids and seems to be effective. No frills but works.
    Stephen U on Mar 1, 2018
    To help my daughter with spelling and reading.
    Kimberly R on Feb 15, 2018
    homeschool
    Jun Z on Feb 7, 2018
    great book,teaches interesting way
    perele B on Feb 6, 2018
    Used with two other children and they have become excellent communicators and writers!
    Carrie B on Jan 22, 2018
    To continue to teach phonics and spelling skills.
    Paula T on Jan 17, 2018
    Required Home School Book, but one of the very best resources she's used.
    Rachel F on Dec 8, 2017
    phonics/2nd grader
    Benjamin G on Nov 30, 2017
    My daughter reads well, but I want to make sure she has a good foundation in phonics, so we will use this edition and others to fill in any gaps.
    Phoebe T on Oct 7, 2017
    need help for my son who is dyslexic
    michelle b on Sep 22, 2017
    I really love these books
    User on Sep 21, 2017
    I chose this book to help my dyslexic students. They need extra practice mastering their phonics skills.
    Kelly M on Sep 9, 2017
    great
    jill A on Sep 4, 2017
    my older kids all loved to do these fun workbooks when they were younger, so I'm surprising my youngest with his very own book
    Kelly M on Aug 29, 2017
    My kids love explode the code!!
    Stephanie H on Aug 14, 2017
    Best and most affordable phonics, reading, and spelling practice.
    Kimberly A on Jun 30, 2017
    We started these workbook in K and we are just continuing with the program. It's a great way to continue phonics.
    Simbo T on Jun 11, 2017
    My daughter loves this series. It has improved her reading skills. I have to help her with some of the pictures but other than that she can do most of it independently.
    Amy C on Jun 7, 2017
    I love ETC because it really helps her reading and gives her extra work for sounding out and blending words and sounds together.
    Sharon R on Apr 6, 2017
    I've used it before and I liked it for homeschooling.
    Jill B on Mar 30, 2017
    phonics instruction
    Claire E on Mar 10, 2017
    Because we've loved Levels 1-4. My daughter didn't have confidence with reading until she started using the Explode the Code workbooks. They are really fun and really helpful!
    Aimee M on Mar 10, 2017
    I needed it for our LA curriculum
    Lisa M on Feb 24, 2017
    Used them before, they are good. My kids always enjoy them.
    Lexdi B on Jan 26, 2017
    I have been using this series with my 3rd grader just to reinforce phonics not as a main language arts program.
    User on Jan 26, 2017
    We have used the ETC books for many years with multiple children. A great program!
    Amy S on Jan 17, 2017
    "Explode the Code clicks in my student's head! He is understanding how to read!!!"
    Jeriann T on Jan 10, 2017
    My kids have used Explode the Code Books 1 thru 4 and they love it! I am a huge fan!
    Susan S on Jan 10, 2017
    It seems to be the best fit for my 7 year old son.
    Ben D on Jan 9, 2017
    Simple and fun, help with spelling concepts instead of random lists
    Clarice B on Jan 5, 2017
    Explode the Code is something my kids can complete pretty much on their own. I value these time fillers with homeschooling five children!
    RaeAnn H on Nov 8, 2016
    Love using these books to build confidence in our dyslexic 3rd grader. We are currently using the Barton Program for Reading and Spelling, and this is a great independent tool our daughter uses
    Jennifer B on Oct 27, 2016
    My son finished the other books and was ready for this one. We have always used this series for our children and will continue to do so.
    Denise H on Sep 8, 2016
    Good solid math program
    User on Sep 7, 2016
    This is my third time through the ETC series. It is simple yet effective.
    Jessica B on Sep 2, 2016
    My 2nd grader just started the Level 4 book and said it has been his favorite of all of them so far (he's been doing EtC since Levels A, B, C). I thought I'd keep going with them and see how they are.
    Gwen P on Aug 20, 2016
    for daughter to use
    Patricia C on Aug 13, 2016
    To continue our phonics study with Explode the Code.
    Tracy J B on Aug 4, 2016
    We've enjoyed all the other levels and wanted to continue with this one!
    User on Jul 24, 2016
    For Phonics and Spelling practice.
    Bridget B on Jul 21, 2016
    We LOVE these books. I've used Explode the Code with my kids for 6 years and it has been influential in helping them read and spell.
    Sarah G on Jul 8, 2016
    My daughter has learned to read and learned a lot of phonics rules by working through these books. She is 7 and ready for ETC 5!
    Rochelle W on Jun 5, 2018
    Great easy program for all 7 kids! Helps support any language arts curriculum and fill in any gaps where the kids need a little practice! This program has helped the kids learn to read as well!
    User on Apr 8, 2018
    How many pages are in one book?
    A shopper on Apr 11, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: The pages are numbered to 92 in ETC Book 5, with 11 lessons and eight pages (four fronts and four backs) for each lesson.
    Has anyone used the 1st edition & the 2nd edition? Is there a big difference?
    A shopper on Apr 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Per the publisher: Changes in the 2nd edition Workbooks and Teacher Guides: In Workbooks: 1) revised student directions for clarity and ease of understanding; 2) Updated content to clarify previously confusing or problematic examples; 3) Stories in Books 7 and 8 were revised and replaced with new content. In Teacher Guides: 1. "Lesson Routine at a Glance" chart is featured on the inside front cover of all guides. 2. Chart presents essential literacy skills and the systematic process in which ETC implements them. Artwork Updates: Updated images throughout the program to eliminate obsolete and confusing images as well as reflect the 21st century culture.After reviewing/comparing, there are minimal changes. A few graphics have changed and the upper level books (6 and up) have some expanded instruction. Page numbers align between editions. 2nd ed. address CCSS but does not align lessons to the CC; it also describes the program as O-G (if complete activities in TG)-additional requirements to be OG are the ETC Code Cards and the online activities (fee based);for a comprehensive program, the TG recommends 15-20 min. direct phonics instruction, plus literacy activities reading stories, chapter books, and non fiction selections. Also recommended are writing, grammar, spelling and oral work, but they make no recommendations. The 2nd ed also has some font changes in the student samples (more traditional). There are updated stories in books 7 and 8.
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