Explode the Code Book 2 (2nd Edition)

Explode the Code Book 2 (2nd Edition)

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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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We have used EC for years just getting kids next level.
Tiffany B on Mar 30, 2023
Homeschooling for 20+ years. Explode the Code is a very straight-forward, effective reading program add-on. I taught my six children to read with Explode the Code and Phonics Pathways book and games.
Kym O on Mar 15, 2023
We have used EC for years just getting kids next level.
Tiffany B on Mar 30, 2023
new phonics program
Stacey P on Mar 25, 2023
Homeschooling for 20+ years. Explode the Code is a very straight-forward, effective reading program add-on. I taught my six children to read with Explode the Code and Phonics Pathways book and games.
Kym O on Mar 15, 2023
good phonics. easy to use independently
Tina T on Mar 1, 2023
The Explode the Code series is linguistically excellent; I have used it with all of my children.
Cynthia J on Feb 11, 2023
I heard great reviews about this for helping children with phonics
Damoneax B on Feb 10, 2023
I am helping a child learn to read.
Sabrina H on Jan 27, 2023
I have friends who have used this successfully with dyslexic children.
Elizabeth S on Jan 19, 2023
used in the past
Lilli W on Jan 17, 2023
The first level of this worked well for our child who needed extra practice. Continuing the series.
Melissa B on Nov 3, 2022
Nick K on Sep 12, 2022
phonics supplement
User on Aug 29, 2022
We are continuing in the series we like.
Crystle G on Jul 11, 2022
Supplemental summer material for my children
Olga R on Jun 21, 2022
This is a great way to teach phonics and support young readers. It is appropriately paced with quality practice for student mastery.
Jackie H on Jun 15, 2022
This is a supplement for All About Reading
Letoya M on Jun 7, 2022
We have used Explode the Code for years. The books are great and my kids love them!
Elizabeth M on Jun 2, 2022
i have heard only good things about this phonics program and it is economical.
Bret B on May 9, 2022
great program.
Shannon U on Apr 25, 2022
My son finished Book 1 and we are continuing his learning through the summer with our homeschooling program.
Guest G on Apr 14, 2022
I use these books with my tutoring students who are struggling with reading.
Daniela L on Mar 28, 2022
Perfect phonics reinforcement.
Travis D on Mar 9, 2022
I love explode the code. Easy to execute daily review and the kids love the well laid out repetition of pages. I have seen a big jump in thier understanding of phonics and spelling since we started explode the code. great Curriculum for homeschoolers or public schoolers needing extra practice.
Denise H on Feb 20, 2022
used previously
carole g on Feb 13, 2022
incredible series of books, highly recommend for all types of learners
Ada H on Feb 5, 2022
I use this for Orton-Gillingham based teaching
Guest G on Feb 1, 2022
the best
Lauren S on Jan 27, 2022
As supplemental practice to my child's primary reading and phonics program.
Laurel E on Nov 22, 2021
This is a simple open and go book to teach the basic phonetic skills needed for beginner reading.
Peter B on Oct 21, 2021
I know many home school moms who love Explode the code.
Susan B on Sep 16, 2021
Reinforcing phonics skills from all about reading with 7 year old reader
Aubrey K on Aug 30, 2021
I've used other levels of this book and the kids seem to like them
Alexa S on Aug 22, 2021
We've used Explode the Code workbooks for 5/5 kids.
Amy S on Aug 22, 2021
My struggling reader enjoys this program.
Lauren-Taylor J on Aug 3, 2021
Good Program
Marjorie C on Aug 1, 2021
I like these.
ELIZABETH Z on Jul 16, 2021
my 7 yo can work independently with these
Elizabeth M on Jun 24, 2021
The best phonics program, hands down!
User on Jun 22, 2021
Been using for a while, excellent book series.
Katie S on Jun 16, 2021
I have heard and see good things about this series. I think my kids will like it.
Amanda M on Jun 6, 2021
we really enjoy these simple workbooks. I've used them with several of my kids.
K A on Jun 1, 2021
Used these two other times so far...great phonics teaching tool. I love it. Not too long to get through, a page a day or a few pages per week creates consistent, fun & a variety of exercises. I love this series!
Rachelle G on May 31, 2021
The Before the Code series and Book 1 have worked beautifully for my daughter. I look forward to continuing the series.
Elsa E on May 21, 2021
I love how the series works on mastering decoding and encoding of words in order to solidify phonics and spelling. The series is a favorite, as we used it with our children when homeschooling, and now with our grandson as we homeschool him.
Carmen M on Feb 21, 2021
I am a speech-language pathologist and I have found this series to be an excellent way to help students to differentiate between sounds.
Miranda S on Jan 5, 2021
For extra practice
L J on Dec 3, 2020
This is a solid phonics and spellling program, and I have 4 children working through it now!
Carrie D on Nov 25, 2020
We are working on book one and I am seeing a major difference in her ability to remember the sounds and blends as this is complementing another reading program.
Holli D on Nov 24, 2020
My grandkids used this series and I liked it.
Joanne R on Nov 17, 2020
We love this series so far.
Casey P on Nov 15, 2020
new phonics program
Stacey P on Mar 25, 2023
good phonics. easy to use independently
Tina T on Mar 1, 2023
If my child has successfully completed “Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons,” will level 2 of “Explode the Code” be too easy? Should we start with level 3 or 4 instead?
K W on Aug 14, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I would expect Book 2 to be too easy. Explode the Code Books 1-8 cover the phonics skills that are typically covered in K-2 phonics courses. I would expect your student to be ready for Books 5 or 6 after finishing Teach Your Child - 100 Easy Lessons. However, I'll post here the skills covered in each book and you can decide what would be the best fit.

Book 1 Consonant pretest; short vowels.
Book 2 Initial and final consonant blends.
Book 3 Open syllables, silent-e, digraphs (sh, th, wh, ch, -ng, -ck, -tch), simple diphthongs (ee, ea, ai, ay, oa, ow).
Book 4 Syllable division between consonants, with open and closed syllables, with syllables ending in -y and -le, diphthong syllables, and three-syllable words; compound words, endings (-ful, -ing, -est, -ed, -ness).
Book 5 Word families (all, alk, old, olt, oll, ild, ind), three-letter blends, qu, -ey, and the three sounds of -ed.
Book 6 More difficult diphthongs (oo, ea, ie, oi, oy, ou, ow, au, aw, igh, ew, ui, ue, ou), r-controlled vowels (including wor, war also).
Book 7 Soft c and g, silent letters, sounds of ear, ei, eigh, and the digraph ph.
Book 8 Suffixes and irregular endings.
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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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent resource
October 16, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Creative and fun.
April 10, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Third child to use Explode the Code. They've all enjoyed them.
September 27, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great curriculum!
Explode the Code has been a huge plus to our homeschooling!
September 24, 2019
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for phonics help with my 1st grader!
December 30, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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 7 years ago

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