Explode the Code Book 2 (2nd Edition)

Explode the Code Book 2 (2nd Edition)

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Item #: 062494
ISBN: 9780838878026
Grades: K-4

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Workbook 2 introduces students to the sounds of initial and final consonant blends. The exercises begin with beginning l blends and progress through to final blends. Students practice blending sounds to read and write one-syllable words.

Category Description for Explode the Code (2nd Ed.):

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Whats New in Explode The Code Second Edition

> Workbooks:

  • Revised directions for clarity and ease of understanding
  • Updated content
  • Revised stories in Books 7 and 8

> Teachers Guides:

  • "Lesson Routine at a Glance" chart is featured on the inside front cover of all Teachers Guides
  • Chart presents essential literacy skills and the systematic process in which they are implemented throughout the program

> Visual Enhancements:

  • Updated images to help guide struggling readers to phonics mastery

The Get Ready, Get Set, and Go for The Code, A, B, and C student workbooks provides pre-literacy instruction and reinforcing exercises with a focus on visual identification of consonants, their written lowercase letter forms and their sound-symbol relationships. Each lesson addresses the principles of effective reading instruction and follows the same easy-to-use format. The Teachers Guide is required for providing listening exercises.

The Teachers Guide for Workbooks A, B and C expands on the skills presented in these books, providing teachers with various options for instruction and reinforcement. The wide variety of activities may be adapted for whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one learning situations.

The 60 Picture-Letter Cards can be used for supplementary visual and auditory work and match key words in the student workbooks. Letter cards allow students to practice letter identification and recognition. Picture-letter combination cards help students map sounds to symbols. Use with Get Ready, Get Set, and Go for The Code, A, B, and C workbooks.

The Workbooks, Explode The Code Books 1-8 focus on Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, and Writing. All workbooks have several review lessons and a posttest. Explode The Code Half Books (1 -6 ) focus on more practice and reinforcement with skills in workbooks 1-6.

Code Cards (1 card for every concept introduced in Books 1-3.) include suggestions for daily practice activities and games. Each card is marked with the book and page number on the concept, which it is introduced.

Teachers Guides (Books 1-8) incorporate a quick review, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension in every lesson. Suggestions for writing practice and differentiated instruction are provided for each lesson. Specific answers to the student pages are not offered, as the book assumes student and teacher will be completing these together. However, answers for pre-test and post-test questions are included. Please also note these books only cover the "whole" levels, not the 1/2 levels.

Explode The Code Placement Tests are designed to assess students encoding and decoding skills. All tests can be given in either a group setting or individually, with the exception of Test 4, which must be administered individually. Included are directions for administering and analyzing results; answer keys and reproducible test forms.

Category Description for Explode the Code:

A phonics program, utilizing workbooks, covering letter sounds and most phonograms. Ample practice using a variety of exercises helps children to both learn and reinforce reading skills. These are particularly well-conceived, with alternate (incorrect) choices containing most probable letter or word confusions. This will assure well-honed phonetic reading skills. There is plenty of practice here, so if you use these in conjunction with another phonics program (for reinforcement), you will want to pick and choose exercises or pages to complete. The "1/2" level books provide practice for the skills learned in the whole-level books Please note that Get Ready for the Code, Get Set for the Code, and Go for the Code no longer include teacher's guide inserts. A much-enhanced teacher's guide is now available separately, that contains teaching information and answers for these three books. Teacher's guides are available for upper levels as well, with each teacher's guide covering two levels.

The new second edition features some small changes from the original, including revised student instructions, some updated content and artwork, and revised stories in Book 7 and 8. There is also a new chart on the inside front cover of the teacher guides which shows the overall lesson routine.

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My daughter enjoys the exercises, which feel like games to her
David L on Oct 14, 2020
Recommended from another homeschooling family
Sharon M on Sep 25, 2020
My daughter enjoys the exercises, which feel like games to her
David L on Oct 14, 2020
1st grade phonics
Bonnie H on Oct 11, 2020
Recommended from another homeschooling family
Sharon M on Sep 25, 2020
1 kid on my caseload.
Teresa G on Sep 23, 2020
My first grader is learning to read.
Rebecca P on Sep 9, 2020
Used these books while working with students in public schools. Great resource!
Emily on Sep 9, 2020
great book in reinforcing phonics and reading
Rowena on Sep 6, 2020
Content, quality and price!
Paige S on Aug 29, 2020
very good book to teach phonics
Arijit P on Aug 27, 2020
Ryan H on Aug 25, 2020
I purchased Explode the Code Book 1 not knowing I needed the teacher's guide, since the teacher's guide also covered Book 2 I thought it best to pick it up as well.
Chrissy F on Aug 23, 2020
My second grade daughter could use supplemental help with phonics. This was a helpful tool when my older daughter used it.
Jill P on Aug 22, 2020
Recommended by JADY A. on youtube. She is a homeschool mom.
SABRINA W on Aug 20, 2020
It was recommended for my kindergartner.
Shannon B on Aug 19, 2020
As a supplement to all about reading
Debbie on Aug 18, 2020
trying a new phonics work book
Laura B on Aug 18, 2020
Recommended by a friend.
Amanda C on Aug 3, 2020
Love this series!
Mary F on Jul 28, 2020
Have been using this book for few years in our K curriculum and kids love it.
AHMED S on Jul 28, 2020
As a supplemental phonics book for my first grader
Jenna S on Jul 26, 2020
Daughter picks this to do first everyday.
April P on Jul 21, 2020
Great basic phonics program
Rebekah G on Jul 17, 2020
It's recommended as an extra resource with our Sonlight curriculum.
Lauren F on Jul 15, 2020
It looks like a good, inexpensive option to review what my daughter learned in kindergarten. If we like it we will continue with it into the next level.
Elizabeth B on Jul 9, 2020
Teaching my daughter to read!!
Kim G on Jul 7, 2020
Great book series that is easy to follow....my 5 year old son can comprehend the instructions on his own and has enjoyed these books since he was 3 years old.
Jennifer A on Jun 24, 2020
you have the best price on these books
Kaitlyn N on Jun 23, 2020
My son loved working on his Explode the code books during Kindergarten. Finishing these felt like a major accomplishment. He has been asking for the next one, so I decided to purchase this one and 2 1/2 for him to work over summer.
H V on Jun 15, 2020
A Great Supplement to All About Reading, quick and easy directions to follow and my children enjoy it.
Alicia S on Jun 13, 2020
Simple, short lessons, and just the right reinforcement for reading skills.
Ruth L on Jun 10, 2020
Using as supplement to the ETC online program.
Dawn R on Jun 1, 2020
I previously used the book 1 1/2.
yadira C on May 29, 2020
I have used Explode the Code in my Learning Support Room for 30 years. Now that my grandsons are learning at home, I am delighted to find I can order these same wonderful books on line. Thank you for providing this much-needed service!
Jane M on May 25, 2020
These books are some of the best designed phonics practice materials I’ve seen. I use them with my kindergarten students in class during normal times. Now I’m personally mailing them to my kids’ homes to try to keep them on track. The 45 minutes of online language arts instruction, delivered to whatever children show up that day, is just not enough and the district provided packets are not well thought out.
Diana J on May 21, 2020
I have used Explode the Code with each of my 4 older children. I have now ordered it for my 5th child, she enjoys doing these workbooks.
Joyel C on May 18, 2020
These books have been a fantastic tool for phonics instruction. Open and go. Highly recommend.
Brandie G on May 15, 2020
Explode the Code books are such a simple and effective way to teach phonics. I have used them with 4 kids so far and I'm currently using them with my next 3.
Sarah A on May 14, 2020
Excellent curriculum
jeanie y on May 3, 2020
For my first grade boy
User on May 3, 2020
We used book one with success.
claudia s on May 1, 2020
I homeschool my four small children.
Sabrina H on May 1, 2020
Continuing on with explode the code for my daughter who loved book 1 and 1 1/2.
Caroline W on Apr 25, 2020
To help my daughter, recommended by her teacher.
Christopher K on Apr 24, 2020
These books are great for extra spelling and phonics practice.
Jenny G on Apr 18, 2020
coronavirus homeschooling extravaganza
Christina K on Mar 30, 2020
WE LOVE EXPLODE THE CODE!! This series has been a life saver for us!
Melissa C on Mar 29, 2020
Home Schooling and proud of it.
Raymond and Tammy H on Mar 27, 2020
Great system, easy to use, and the kid loves to do the pages- feels very accomplished. Great extra practice for the ones that need that...
Amy B on Mar 26, 2020
Sheila B on Mar 19, 2020
teacher told me about it
Amy T on Mar 17, 2020
1st grade phonics
Bonnie H on Oct 11, 2020
1 kid on my caseload.
Teresa G on Sep 23, 2020
does this actually teach? (as in, gives me guidance or help in HOW to teach the sounds?} or is this just practice?
A shopper on May 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Explode the Code books provide a systematic presentation of phonics skills. They are presented sequentially and with some instruction. You will need to add reading practice for a complete phonics approach. The accompanying Teacher's Manuals will help you in teaching the concepts.
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Great for assessing where my reader is at
Explode the code has proven to be a great way to assess my daughter's phonetic skills. I'm loving this workbook!
September 12, 2020
2 months ago
Creative and fun.
April 10, 2020
7 months ago
Third child to use Explode the Code. They've all enjoyed them.
September 27, 2019
1 year ago
Great curriculum!
Explode the Code has been a huge plus to our homeschooling!
September 24, 2019
over 4 years ago
Love Love Love Explode The Code!
Explode the code is a great curriculum. Works very well for my child who has a short attention span. I love how it focuses on writing and spelling while teaching phonics. My children were able to spell and read fairly quickly after we started Explode the Code.
September 10, 2018
over 2 years ago
Good supplement to phonics/reading program!
Easy to use & follow worksheets. Using them to give my son a boost, since he was slow to start reading.
March 1, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great for phonics help with my 1st grader!
December 30, 2016
over 3 years ago
Great Reading Program
I've used this program for two children so far. One started with the preface to this series, Get Ready, Get Set, and Go for the Code, and the other jumped right in here. I use this book at Kindergarten level. The workbooks keep my children engaged daily in learning to read, building each week on what they have already learned. You can go at your own pace with these. I take one lesson and stretch it out over the course of a week. I purchased the teacher's manual because I prefer to be told what and how to teach, but you wouldn't necessarily need it at this level if you like to plan your own lessons.
October 17, 2016
over 4 years ago
Great to add alongside ETC 1
Love this to go along with the first book, because once my daughter starts going through the first book she wants to keep going, and now I have everything I need for a years worth of english/reading!
November 5, 2015
over 5 years ago

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