Explode the Code Book 5 (2nd Edition)

Explode the Code Book 5 (2nd Edition)

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

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Workbook 5 introduces students to the word endings -ed and -ey, word families including all-alk, old-olt-oll, ild-ind, the digraph qu, and 3-letter blends. Students practice blending sounds to read and write multisyllabic 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've used Explode the Code for 5 of my children who are school aged. We love how quick, simple, yet thorough it is for phonics.
Gregory M on Jul 12, 2022
Supplemental summer material for my children
Olga R on Jun 21, 2022
We've used Explode the Code for 5 of my children who are school aged. We love how quick, simple, yet thorough it is for phonics.
Gregory M on Jul 12, 2022
2nd grade phonics
Rebecca H on Jul 11, 2022
Supplemental summer material for my children
Olga R on Jun 21, 2022
We have used Explode the Code for years. The books are great and my kids love them!
Elizabeth M on Jun 2, 2022
ELIZABETH O on Apr 6, 2022
Great for child with auditory processing disorder. needs visual cues
Tina T on Mar 10, 2022
Explode the Code gives my daughter extra practice with her spelling and reading skills. The lessons are short and varied enough to make the work tolerable for her.
User on Mar 3, 2022
Homeschool curriculum support
Melissa W on Feb 22, 2022
incredible series of books, highly recommend for all types of learners
Ada H on Feb 5, 2022
This is an excellent phonics program that we do in addition to our language arts every day.
Anna S on Jan 11, 2022
to complete my set - students have been making big improvement with this series
Theresa R on Dec 23, 2021
Great phonics program
Sheila D on Nov 30, 2021
Love this series, both my girls really enjoy them
Amy T on Aug 2, 2021
My so LOVED this spelling course so much and it made him laugh so much that he sped through the book. This year we ordered two books to have it not end so soon:-)
PATRICIA N on Aug 1, 2021
My special needs daughter needs lots of practice and review to master spelling skills. Explode the Code books are fun, repetitive, and allow her a level of independent practice we both need her to have.
Anaise R on Jul 9, 2021
for my second grader
Teresa K on Jun 8, 2021
Good practice!
Charlotte M on Jan 6, 2021
Series works well, used with a few of my sons.
Sarah H on Nov 22, 2020
It is part of the whole set.
Deborah B on Sep 3, 2020
Recommended by St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Michelle A on Aug 13, 2020
Easy for kids to complete independently.
Jennifer P on Aug 8, 2020
My child can work independently on language arts and they enjoy the book. Sometimes, my child will finish an Explode the Code book in 3-4 days.
Wendee V on Jun 22, 2020
We love Explode the Code and have used them for every early reader in our family.
Brandi E on Jun 17, 2020
This series has saved my homeschool! My special needs son really took off when I added these books to his current LA program.
Melissa C on May 21, 2020
getting ready for summer homeschool
Natalie C on Apr 17, 2020
Great helps for spelling.
Lela S on Apr 9, 2020
My children love the Explode the Code series. My oldest cried and did not want to finish his last book, and the my other two enjoy it as well. We will be starting with my youngest this year, and he's been looking forward to the day he can join his brothers and sister.
Christine P on Apr 4, 2020
teacher told me about it
Amy T on Mar 17, 2020
We love Explode the Code!
Thomas D on Mar 17, 2020
Simple to use and effective. My child actually prefer it instead of other prettier things.
Karine D on Feb 20, 2020
Explode the Code is fun and can be done independently while mom works with siblings. Love the short lessons that enforce spelling and phonics.
Christa A on Jan 8, 2020
book shark recommended it
Richard B on Dec 20, 2019
I have used ETC with 3 of my children. They love the program.. especially the pages with silly questions.
Fawn W on Oct 21, 2019
Love this series, great spelling, vocabulary, and reading combined. It’s silly and a fun supplement that my kids enjoy.
Celeste D on Sep 29, 2019
Explode the Code is fabulous!
Elizabeth W on Sep 25, 2019
need it
Lisa P on Sep 12, 2019
We love these books for a little handwriting practice and a fun way to reinforce concepts taught in both reading and spelling.
Rachel L on Sep 11, 2019
I have loved using the Explode the Code series with my son. This will be our second year using this series, and I’m excited to see him continue to progress.
Kendra P on Aug 7, 2019
I love the Explode the Code series. We have used A, B, C, 1, 2, 3 and have provided an excellent phonics foundation!
Janna D on Jun 11, 2019
My son has been using since ETC number one.
Jennifer T on Apr 4, 2019
easy and systematic way to learn phonics. my kids do a page or 2 a day. they think the pictures are silly. it teaches solid phonics rules. good cost
Laura L on Feb 21, 2019
This wonderful phonics workbook was purchased for my 5th child. All my previous 4 children completed the Explode the Code series as well. Fun and engaging! DOABLE!
Rhonda A on Feb 14, 2019
for students' needs
Mary M on Jan 24, 2019
We love Explode books! The kids like to see their new books and rejoice in their accomplishments once they complete them.
Dalena W on Jan 20, 2019
I thought my child would do well with this book!!
Melina I on Dec 31, 2018
My kids like it.
Corina A on Nov 2, 2018
I have a child that has struggled with reading. Although McRuffy phonics was fantastic for my older one, it was not working for this child. She perceives Explode the Code as easier to follow and has been doing fantastic with it.
Kristy S on Oct 31, 2018
My daughter has enjoyed the first two books so far
Angela Susan H on Sep 27, 2018
We homeschool and my son loves it! It allows him to work on phonics skills on his own.
Molly B on Sep 14, 2018
These workbooks are so easy to use, fun for the kids and inexpensive! AND they work!
Kari M on Aug 21, 2018
2nd grade phonics
Rebecca H on Jul 11, 2022
We have used Explode the Code for years. The books are great and my kids love them!
Elizabeth M on Jun 2, 2022
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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Rated 5 out of 5
Great buy
Have always bought ETC for all my kids. Affordable and easy for kids to do independently.
December 3, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 2 out of 5
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
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 6 years ago

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