Get Ready for the Code A (2nd Edition)

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Item #: 062512
ISBN: 9780838878194
Grades: PreK-1

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Publisher: Educators Publishing Service

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My daughter loves to color, so this is the perfect fit for her. It includes letter names, sounds, and writing. It focuses more on the lowercase letters than the capital letters, because they are more commonly seen in print. I wish it did include a bit more of the capital letters. Every section has a review of the previously learned letters. We do a daily review with flashcards, but I love that the review is also included in the workbook! A great value. Quick and easy for kindergarten
August 28, 2018
7 months ago
Great when used in conjunction with another grammar curriculum
September 19, 2017
1 year ago
Good start to phonics
Book provides a good introduction to letter sounds and formation. Does not need the teacher's guide, although it does provide some helpful information.
September 5, 2016
over 2 years ago
Great intro for littles on the cusp of being ready
My firstborn was one of those kids who just figured out how to read on his own at an early age, so now that it's time to teach #2 to read I pretty much have no idea where to start. I was using a couple other products, nothing fancy, but she was really interested in doing workbooks. These early Explode the Code books seemed like just the thing for her, and I was right. She is excited to have school books like her big brother, but it's not too much work. The teaching method is spot on, back to basics, simple and uncomplicated. If you think your little one might be ready to try to start some school work, Get Ready for the Code A is a great place to start. I will be buying B and C, and am, as of now, planning to stick with this program all the way through for my daughter.

If I could make any changes or suggestions -
The book doesn't lay completely flat, and my daughter has some struggle with holding the book down while attempting to write at the same time. I am considering cutting off the binding and having it spiral bound at the print shop.
Also, we tried coloring in it with markers, and then completely bled through the page onto the page underneath. We were just using regular Crayola markers. So the paper isn't thick or heavy enough for markers, you must use crayons or colored pencils.
October 21, 2015
over 3 years ago
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looks fun and easy
Andrea D on Sep 19, 2018
Explode the Code is an easy way to introduce reading to students. I have used it with my 3 older kiddos and now it's time for my fourth to begin. Yay!!
Jennifer B on Sep 5, 2018
looks fun and easy
Andrea D on Sep 19, 2018
Because I need it for a student
Linda E on Sep 17, 2018
Explode the Code is an easy way to introduce reading to students. I have used it with my 3 older kiddos and now it's time for my fourth to begin. Yay!!
Jennifer B on Sep 5, 2018
It was highly recommended by IDEA homeschool teacher
Laura P on Aug 21, 2018
i like this series for our school children; it is well received by all children and fun and incremental, getting them familiar with their sounds and alphabet in a systematic and effective way
Anna W on Aug 8, 2018
My sons both learned reading by learning their consonants first. Now I am getting the series for my niece!
Susan H on Apr 29, 2018
Here we go with yet another reader-to-be. Glad for this superb series.
Christopher D on Apr 23, 2018
I have a preschooler who likes to do "school" like her siblings. She's taken an interest in letters lately, so I think this might be good for her.
Anna G on Apr 6, 2018
My older children enjoyed this as a "fun" book to do for Kindergarten and thought their younger siblings would, too..
Laura H on Mar 27, 2018
Homeschooling my 5 and 7 year old girls. Looking for a good resource to help teach them the foundations for reading. Explode the Code series was recommended with the homeschooling curriculum.
Theresa F on Mar 23, 2018
I've used this set for 3 of my boys. They have all enjoyed this series of books.
Evelyn K on Feb 23, 2018
Looking for a pre-reading/phonics workbook for my 4 year old. The reviews for this book series were good on this site and on Amazon. If my son responds well to Book A, I'll purchase Books B and C as well.
Jessica J on Feb 23, 2018
Explode the code is a great start for young learners!
Shannon G on Feb 7, 2018
This is an excellent resource! I am a reading therapist and have used Explode the Code for almost a decade. It is sequential approach to reading, using blending, segmenting, and decodable print that allows greater possibility of success for struggling readers. It is also very user friendly for parents. I highly recommend this product!
Cindy L on Feb 3, 2018
I used it with my older kids
Laura P on Nov 13, 2017
easy to use and the kids enjoy the lessons. They celebrate when they complete a book and look forward to starting their next one.
Shawndel C on Oct 17, 2017
My son loves work books.
Joseph S on Sep 16, 2017
Explod the Code was recommended to me, and this ended up being a great choice for me Pre K 4 year old. I need structure and this offered that as well as fun learning for my 4 year old girl. she is learning her letters and sounds much more quickly than my attempts to teach her at random.
Lisa C on Sep 7, 2017
This is the level my son is at and I like that there are multiple choice work sheets.
Jennifer P on Aug 26, 2017
My older kids have done well with the Explode the Code series. :)
Heather G on Aug 25, 2017
I have used it before and love it!
amy b on Aug 19, 2017
trying based on other customer reviews
jeremy r on Aug 17, 2017
I'm homeschooling my son for Kindergarten. I chose this book as a fun introduction to learning to write and read.
Natalie B on Aug 14, 2017
Used this with my kids and was very happy with the program. Looking forward to helping a friend with her little ones!
April M on Aug 9, 2017
recommended by st. thomas homeschool academy
joshua h on Jul 27, 2017
I do a page a day of Explode the Code workbooks A,B,C for preschool for my kids. Leads right into writing in Kindergarten. Excellent books.
Jessica C on May 11, 2017
We have had great success with our children who have used all three books in the the Go for the Code Series. They enjoyed writing instead of dreading it, not an easy feat in our family!
Jennifer E on Apr 19, 2017
For all of these explode the code purchases, I called and spoke with your curriculum assistance department. The lady was so helpful in directing me for which books and curriculum would be helpful for my children.
Cynthia D on Apr 18, 2017
We have used this with other children and been happy with it.
Kim W on Mar 11, 2017
I use the Get Ready for the Code series with all my children. They are great for teaching pre-reading skills.
Corrina E on Feb 18, 2017
i used these for my other kids pre-k and they did so well with them. even tho theyre not as colorful as abeka preschool stuff, the content and method is so much better!
Sarah C on Jan 31, 2017
My tutor recommended this because she used it and said it was extremely helpful because you learn not just how to read, but write, vocabulary, all kinds of things.
Sammi J on Jan 25, 2017
I have a pre-k student and my other kids have enjoyed and done well with Explode the Code books
Alexis F on Jan 13, 2017
I have wanted this set for awhile to add to my pre-k child's routine
Aria S on Jan 12, 2017
Simple and fun for my preschooler to do "school" while I am helping older siblings
Clarice B on Jan 5, 2017
We like this curriculum
Marla B on Nov 28, 2016
These were choices made by the Home School teacher, after she had collaborated with teachers from another charter school.
Linda B on Oct 18, 2016
Teach beginning phonics.
Christina K on Sep 23, 2016
I need an additional resource for my eager Pre K age student to practice letters. This came highly recommended.
Melissa J on Aug 18, 2016
Have used for all of my children and it is on sale.
Deanna D on Aug 17, 2016
heard very good things about explode the code.
lisa c on Aug 4, 2016
Came recommended as a good phonics/reading resource--Rainbow Resource has the best price anywhere on these books!
Elizabeth M on Jul 28, 2016
I have heard great things about this series. I hope what I heard is correct.
User on Jul 25, 2016
Replacing the one an older son used in preparation for the next one to use it.
Julianne M on Jul 23, 2016
Great for letter Recognition, Sounds, and following directions. The lessons are fast and easy and allows children to practice fine motor skills as well.
Ruth J on Jul 20, 2016
My 5 year old daughter loves to draw so I am hoping that practicing writing will help her learn her letters.
Veronica F on Jul 18, 2016
A great foundation for reading. Uncluttered pages with a predictable process so the kids easily know what to do next. "
Jennifer P on Jul 13, 2016
I've used Explode the Code with both of my boys and I'm getting another copy for my daughter. I've found it very effective for teaching phonemic awareness.
Elizabeth B on Jun 15, 2016
Rebecca E on May 29, 2016
Heidi B on May 23, 2016
Because I need it for a student
Linda E on Sep 17, 2018
It was highly recommended by IDEA homeschool teacher
Laura P on Aug 21, 2018
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