Explode the Code Book 8 (2nd Edition)

Explode the Code Book 8 (2nd Edition)

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Item #: 062505
ISBN: 9780838878088
Grades: K-4

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Workbook 8 introduces students to more complex morphemic units including suffixes and irregular endings. Students combine word parts to create multisyllabic words and increase their vocabulary by learning the meanings of common suffixes and endings.

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

(Publisher Description)

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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Good practice for students
Charlotte M on Jan 6, 2021
Shannon P on Nov 30, 2020
Good practice for students
Charlotte M on Jan 6, 2021
Explode the Code is a wonderful program! I tried switching to another program after using books 1-6, and my boys begged for me to switch back to Explode the Code.
Elizabeth S on Jan 2, 2021
Shannon P on Nov 30, 2020
This is a solid phonics and spellling program, and I have 4 children working through it now!
Carrie D on Nov 25, 2020
Love these easy-to-use books for reinforcing phonics and reading skills.
Melissa S on Aug 14, 2020
phonics reinforcement
Jennee H on Jul 21, 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
tried and tested with 4 kids and is effective in daily practice of phonics, nothing fancy but gets the job done...
Jeanette U on May 12, 2020
Used before with other kids
Jaime R on May 4, 2020
Phonics..love these books
User on Apr 23, 2020
I've used Explode the Code to reinforce reading for 3 children. Easy to instruct and kids learn well from design.
Wendi A on Apr 7, 2020
Have used the previous editions and has worked well with my slow learner
Natalie M on Jan 16, 2020
Always loved these books and kids have done well with them.
Susan S on Jan 2, 2020
I've used it with 4 children and find it easy to use and effective for spelling/reading reinforcement for 3rd grade.
User on Oct 16, 2019
We've completed all of the levels for these books, and my kids are excited to start the next one. They call them the fun books.
User on Oct 14, 2019
Wev have used it before and we love it!
Ana C on Sep 3, 2019
Love this for spelling review for my 6th grader!
Jennifer B on Aug 19, 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
Great phonics book!
Jared C on Mar 19, 2019
Fun and engaging way to be immersed in English spelling of wide-ranging vocabulary.
Candice W on Mar 11, 2019
We love Explode Books. Have done them with 5 kids and started at the beginning!
Dalena W on Jan 20, 2019
I used the books 1 and 2 and thought they improved my daughter's spelling
Monique L on Jan 8, 2019
I thought my child would do well at this book!!
Melina I on Dec 31, 2018
Great program
Betty R on Nov 28, 2018
I work with special education students. This product is similar to Orton Gillingham.
Joshua A on Nov 11, 2018
My 3 girls enjoy doing these workbooks and ask for them!! They are bummed that they only go to book 8.
Lexdi B on Sep 9, 2018
I love Explode the Code, it is quick and easy with funny cartoons that have held my children's attention. It is a good way for me to see where their reading level is at currently. Level 7 & 8 are a bit different and more challenging as they should be and as your child's reading level improves each year.
Bonnie K on Aug 15, 2018
We've enjoyed the rest of the series.
Judy on Jul 29, 2018
Grade 3 phonics
User on Jun 30, 2018
We have enjoyed using this series, first for learning the basics needed to read, later learning different phonics rules to aid spelling knowledge.
Melinda M on May 10, 2018
We like this series.
Raquel E on Mar 13, 2018
We are using this series for phonics; it's great for my dyslexic and non-dyslexics
Jennifer W on Jan 14, 2018
very effective curriculum
Wendy H on Jan 12, 2018
Already use this and am ready for level 8
Holly F on Nov 5, 2017
We have used ETC for many years. I have used it to quickly cover phonics with my eager learners and slowed it down to help my struggling ones. Has worked well for both.
Anne M on Nov 3, 2017
My Oldest daughter has finished 1-4 and they are great, she needs the next 4!!!
ToniAnn W on Nov 2, 2017
My daughter reads well, but I want to make sure she has a good foundation in phonics, so we will use this edition and others to fill in any gaps.
Phoebe T on Oct 7, 2017
This has been very helpful for helping my child learn vocabulary and how to decode the words.
Nancy F on Sep 22, 2017
My favorite phonics workbooks
Kimberly C on Sep 8, 2017
My student needed this to complete this subject for the school year.
Kathy G on Aug 31, 2017
Love this curriculum!
Theresa M on Aug 17, 2017
I have loved using all the Explode the Code for phonics with 5 children!
Jill S on Aug 15, 2017
Last part of the series to be completed this year
Susan W on Aug 6, 2017
We have enjoyed using this series for Phonics and this is the next book we need.
Laura P on Jul 8, 2017
Simple, fun phonics curriculum
Yongli X on Mar 19, 2017
My boys like these workbooks, they are one of the few workbooks we use. They are painless for those who have a hard time sitting still for long periods of time, yet they accomplish what they set out to do
Sherri A on Feb 15, 2017
Explode the code has been THE single most effective way for my children to conceptualize, emphasize and practice-for-mastery their spelling words.
Donna H on Feb 9, 2017
This program practices handwriting, spelling, and phonics for my child all with very little assistance from me.
Karyn H on Feb 8, 2017
have enjoyed the first seven books; need this to complete series
Irene A on Jan 10, 2017
I have used 1-6 of explode the code and it has helped to reinforce my son's reading skills.
Julie R on Dec 29, 2016
Explode the Code is a wonderful program! I tried switching to another program after using books 1-6, and my boys begged for me to switch back to Explode the Code.
Elizabeth S on Jan 2, 2021
This is a solid phonics and spellling program, and I have 4 children working through it now!
Carrie D on Nov 25, 2020
what grade level would you say this is for? It only says k-4. could i use it with my 5th grader or would it be too easy?
Andrea on Oct 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My son started the Explode the Code series as a kindergartner and finished all 8 books before finishing second grade. He picked up reading very easily and quickly; my daughter is in the first grade and working in book 3 now. So it’s been a while since I’ve worked with that book. If your child is struggling with phonics, it certainly isn’t going to hurt him to use the book...or maybe even a few below that like 5 or 6...depending on where he is with reading. The Explode series is fabulous and gives a strong foundation. From that foundation your child can gain confidence and understanding he/she may be lacking. And the books are so affordable...I think you can’t lose by trying them out.
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