Explode the Code Book 3 (2nd Edition)

Explode the Code Book 3 (2nd Edition)

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Item #: 062496
ISBN: 9780838878033
Grades: K-4

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Workbook 3 begins with words that present y as a vowel, then progress to long vowels with silent e, and finally to consonant and vowel digraphs. Students practice blending sounds to read and write one-syllable words that include digraphs and long vowel sounds.

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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Reinforcing phonics skills from all about reading with 7 year old reader
Aubrey K on Aug 30, 2021
A great supplement to any Language Arts program to make sure that the student has grasped the phonics that is necessary with our english language
Elizabeth U on Aug 16, 2021
Reinforcing phonics skills from all about reading with 7 year old reader
Aubrey K on Aug 30, 2021
These books have an excellent sequence for learning phonics AND have engaging tasks on each page that are easily modified for kids' writing abilities.
User on Aug 17, 2021
A great supplement to any Language Arts program to make sure that the student has grasped the phonics that is necessary with our english language
Elizabeth U on Aug 16, 2021
Good Program
Marjorie C on Aug 1, 2021
I like these.
ELIZABETH Z on Jul 16, 2021
I used this series with my older kids, and still buying it for my youngest. It really works!
Tara C on Jul 9, 2021
We really enjoyed books 1 and 2 last year. My son was even able to do much of the work on his own once he learned what was expected of him.
Melissa W on May 30, 2021
I am switching to Explode the Code for my 6 year old.
deborah h on Apr 29, 2021
Review for my big kid
Jose M on Apr 24, 2021
Excited to give these books a try. Have heard a lot of good reviews.
Stephanie W on Apr 9, 2021
My son is autistic and this was recommended.
Brittany T on Mar 26, 2021
I love these for phonic reinforcement.
User on Mar 23, 2021
This is a good supplement to our regular English program.
Denise K on Mar 22, 2021
These books align with our Montessori phonics sequencing and help reinforce the hands-on learning our students are doing during their work period.
Leanne J on Mar 17, 2021
My child really enjoys doing the lessons. His brain is challenged to think but not so hard that he becomes overwhelmed. The lessons are short so its a great supplement.
Nichole B on Mar 14, 2021
We've used this series with all three of my boys and it has helped with reading and spelling.
Aimee T on Jan 12, 2021
Our daughters teacher recommend it and really likes it.
richard S on Jan 7, 2021
Simple, clear and fun to use.
Shannon R on Dec 2, 2020
This is a solid phonics and spellling program, and I have 4 children working through it now!
Carrie D on Nov 25, 2020
My grandkids used this series and I liked it.
Joanne R on Nov 17, 2020
used with 2 other children
Jennifer N on Nov 16, 2020
Great phonics based workbook.
Kira K on Nov 16, 2020
I would like to help my child learn to read
Dominika P on Nov 13, 2020
1st grade phonics
Bonnie H on Oct 11, 2020
We are doing book 2 now and love it.
Rebecca P on Sep 30, 2020
Ryan H on Sep 24, 2020
We love ETC - It's a great phonics based approach for teaching reading
Karen S on Aug 31, 2020
for independent work, and it was cheap
Lyndsey P on Aug 23, 2020
Purchased for my 2nd grade son to help reiterate and solidify the phonetic concepts he's learned so far through K-2 IEW curriculum.
User on Aug 22, 2020
To use as a phonics-based spelling curriculum; used in the past with my older child and enjoyed the layout and repetition.
Chad J on Aug 14, 2020
Recommended by St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Michelle A on Aug 13, 2020
My kindergartener is working through book 1, so I went ahead and bought book 2-3, for the future.
Amanda O on Aug 12, 2020
Easy for kids to complete independently.
Jennifer P on Aug 8, 2020
Solid and not overwhelming. My children especially love decoding the funny sentences.
Catherine O on Aug 4, 2020
Love the Code series
Sarah H on Aug 3, 2020
this is literally the best phonics program available!
Tim H on Aug 2, 2020
Great reviews for 3rd grade.
Fern D on Jul 25, 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
I think this will be the next book for my child. She likes Explode the Code.
Emma J on Jul 13, 2020
For helping my children studying at home
Raquel B on Jul 7, 2020
Next book I needed for my son.
Theresa K on Jul 2, 2020
very good workbook and very good price
Fabiola M on Jul 2, 2020
My son enjoys the Explode the Code book series. He has learned phonemic skills quickly and easily with these no-frills books.
Jennifer A on Jun 24, 2020
This is my preferred resource for phonics instruction!
Casey G on Jun 17, 2020
tian b on Jun 15, 2020
A great supplement to All About Reading
Alicia S on Jun 13, 2020
My kiddos and I love the Explode the Code series! It's very educational and effective. In fact, this is the 5th set of workbooks that I've purchased for our homeschooling family.
Rebecca L on Jun 12, 2020
homeschooling my 6 year old
Michelle L on Jun 6, 2020
Excellent phonics instruction!
Crystal H on Jun 2, 2020
These books have an excellent sequence for learning phonics AND have engaging tasks on each page that are easily modified for kids' writing abilities.
User on Aug 17, 2021
Good Program
Marjorie C on Aug 1, 2021
How well would Explode the Code complement Spell to Write and Read?
A shopper on Aug 11, 2017
Explode the Code Book 3 (2nd Edition)
Explode the Code Book 3 (2nd Edition)
Spell to Write and Read (repl Tchng Rdg Hm &
Spell to Write and Read (repl Tchng Rdg Hm &
BEST ANSWER: I personally think you will not need to supplement S to W&R. It is a very complete program using lots of learning approaches so I really doubt your student(s) will fatigue from the program or need anything to switch to for a bit or supplement with. I would focus 100% on S to W & R and enjoy the progress your students make.
This recommendation comes from a mom who is about to embark on her own SWR journey. But my student is an alum of Logic of English Foundations A-C, which was based off of the learning methods of SWR. My guy had lots o fun learning with this method. We r using SWR to go beyond what LOE provided him.
I would focus entirely on SWR before you decide to complement/supplement with anything. It's a wonderful method of learning and is completely stand alone in its thoroughness. It's amazing. If only I had learned phonograms and such as a student rather than having to learn it as an adult, my spelling especially, would be all the better for it...
Best wishes!
4.6 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
I Love all the Explode the Code books! Great reinforcement phonics practice for kids who need extra phonics reinforcement to improve reading skills and fluency.
September 8, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it
The book is well made and it helps kids to learn new words as well as spelling
August 25, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
I have used these with a number of students. very effective. they enjoy the format. thanks.
November 18, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Inexpensive, easy to use, engaging and humorous drawings
This phonics series was a referral from an aunt who homeschooled a large family. My purpose for the workbooks was for pupil review of phonics concepts than for testing purposes, so did not purchase the teacher books initially. The child-drawn black and white pictures and simplicity of layout are engaging and refreshing... not overbearing; so my youngsters did as many pages as they desired on a daily basis. Helpful hint: One could skip through some of these according to specific phonetic content needing concentration. Inside the front cover of Book 3 is CONTENTS page containing thirteen Lessons which focus on silent -e words, consonant blends, consonant digraphs (sh, th, wh, ch, -tech, -ng, -ck), vowel digraphs (ee, ea, ai, ay, oa, ow), 2 Review pages, and 4 Posttest pages. Inside the back cover is a table labeled Explode the Code Book 3 and lists 9 Sight Words and 22 Direction Words along with a list of ALL books in is series from Educators Publishing Service. This book has 110 pages.
I did not give five stars due to not using the Beyond the Code materials for comprehension and reasoning skills which accompany Books 1-4.
Note: My youngest pupil does not prefer to write words on the 3/4-inch line scale which is normally used for primary grades.
May 24, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fabulous book!
October 26, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
I use level 3 for Phonics for my 5 year old and Spelling for my 7 year old who struggles with writing. I think it is a very nice spine but needs a few games added to spice it up to appeal as a good reading program. The price is well worth it though. They are learning but it is a smidge boring. I hated Explode the Code Online though.
January 22, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It's great for independent work.
May 24, 2017
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Definitely does the job
We just started book 3 after finishing 1 and 2, and it's definitely making things easier. It's low fuss, low prep and has greatly reduced whining about school. The new edition is definitely easier to read than the 1st edition.
January 28, 2016
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
taught us all to read better
This series continues to pull my kids along, reading well and fluently. I traditionally modify the writing requirements, but my five-year-old has taken a fair chunk on himself anyway in this third book. He and I continue to love the silly pictures and sentences as well as the pacing.
January 6, 2016
over 5 years ago

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