Get Ready for the Code A (2nd Edition)

Get Ready for the Code A (2nd Edition)

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Item #: 062512
ISBN: 9780838878194
Grades: PK-1

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.

Category Description for PHONICS:

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Used this curriculum before and it worked well for my older child
Summer P on May 19, 2023
I've used this for kids to start them on learning how to read and it works very well!
Samantha D on Mar 6, 2023
Used this curriculum before and it worked well for my older child
Summer P on May 19, 2023
This program worked wonderfully for my son when he was 3-4 (now six) and I'm continuing to use it for my next three year old!
Ruby S on May 16, 2023
I've used this for kids to start them on learning how to read and it works very well!
Samantha D on Mar 6, 2023
These books are great to help students understand the letter/sound connection.
Claire on Oct 27, 2022
My kids learn phonetical sounds really easily with this book. It's fun for them and they ask to do more pages every day!
Kim B on Sep 1, 2022
have used with 4 other children and always appreciate the Explode the Code approach.
Carlyn A on Aug 31, 2022
My family loves this series. It is simple and easy to use and my kids love it!
Kelly E on Jul 25, 2022
All of my kids have used the Explode the Code series. As my last baby enters "kinder" we use this curriculum as an easy segue into schooling. This phonics program has helped so much with reading comprehension for my early readers, and to learn to read for my average aged reader. Even when I thought this curriculum was monotonous, there would be a leap in their reading skills and I attribute it to these work books.
alexa w on Apr 11, 2022
I want to begin teaching my son letter recognition and sounds in the order that is most easiest to learn to read. Ex. A,M,S, etc. first instead of alphabetical.
Veronica M on Mar 10, 2022
We have used this brand before. Excited to use this for our kindergarteners.
CANDICE M on Mar 8, 2022
good Phonics program - all my 5 kids so far love it and simple to use-open and go
cassidy m on Feb 4, 2022
Good program to introduce phonics.
Marissa S on Jan 23, 2022
This series is really good. I have used it multiple times.
Carla H on Dec 26, 2021
When your four or five year old is ready for some big kid school, this is a great option. The books follow a really gentle pace, the lessons are intuitive to Mom or Dad, and the kids really do learn and make progress. Highly recommended.
Chelsey on Nov 17, 2021
Tried and true phonics/writing program for our family
Jennifer H on Oct 19, 2021
This worked really well for my daughter, hoping for same results with my son.
Ashley O on Aug 30, 2021
Tory G on Aug 30, 2021
used with my older children. Time to start with my youngest.
Katie T on Aug 9, 2021
My son loved this series! Now my daughter is ready and I think it's going to be a hit with her! This will be her "school" just like the "big kids".
Charlene B on Jul 29, 2021
Have a student who's really struggling and think this will help!
Lauren D on Jul 13, 2021
Explode the code is a favorite here. time for number five to go through them
Lisa A on Jun 30, 2021
I've used this with my older kids, and wanted to begin to use it with my four year old to get her going with letters, sounds, and writing.
Laura P on Jun 26, 2021
We love this phonics program.
User on Jun 22, 2021
I needed it to complete my set
Cheryl H on Jun 16, 2021
Love the Explode the code for my older child and want to introduce my younger child to the code.
Melanee L on Mar 28, 2021
To prep my 3 year old.
Genny M on Feb 8, 2021
Good program.
Rhetta C on Jan 7, 2021
I have used this resource in my classroom and wanted to get it for my grandaughter.
Tamara B on Oct 4, 2020
Wonderful program!
Jenine W on Sep 29, 2020
My first child loved these books as a 3-year-old. I bought them now for my second child.
Casey P on Aug 22, 2020
This is an extra thing I'm adding for my kindergarten daughter and an extra book for her brother because he loves learning with her.
Holly Z on Aug 8, 2020
I used Explode the Code for my oldest child and we both loved it. Now I'm buying for my youngest.
April M on Jul 30, 2020
I have used this with all 3 of our children and now with grands! Simple, yet very effective program!
Gina W on Jul 29, 2020
Have been using this book for few years in our K curriculum and kids love it.
AHMED S on Jul 28, 2020
For our Kindergartner
Katy D on Jul 21, 2020
A great, fun, entertaining series for pre-reading/writing skills!
Laura B on Jul 15, 2020
Children had fun using this because they learned useful skills and it was easy.
David B on Jul 8, 2020
To help my pre k student learn phonics
monique c on Jun 13, 2020
A great resource for my little one.
Kimberly R on May 27, 2020
I want to try this I new to homeschooling and have heard great things about this product I want to try it before I buy the bundle
chantell h on May 5, 2020
This is my third time using this curriculum for Preschool/Kinder! It's great to start introducing letter sounds and shapes to little ones.
Rochelle W on Dec 19, 2019
We used this program with my daughter for Prek and we are repurchasing for our 4year old son for this school year
Daurice W on Oct 20, 2019
Great workbook for a 3 year old with interest in school!
Tara S on Sep 30, 2019
Great introductory phonics curriculum, easy to use and teach.
Barbara J on Sep 12, 2019
Classroom curriculum.
Jennifer C on Sep 12, 2019
I love these books for homeschooling a preschooler!
Audrey W on Jul 24, 2019
I used this for my first son in K. We enjoyed it and now will use with our second son for K as well.
Jennifer C on Jul 20, 2019
Kindergarten beginning reader
Rebekah G on Jun 1, 2019
For my 3 year old who's about to start her phonic journey
Joyce O on Mar 17, 2019
My son is still getting used to letters (he knows about 5 by heart) and still needs practice to hear the sounds of letters accurately. I think this will be a great way to practice for the next step.
User on Feb 12, 2019
This program worked wonderfully for my son when he was 3-4 (now six) and I'm continuing to use it for my next three year old!
Ruby S on May 16, 2023
These books are great to help students understand the letter/sound connection.
Claire on Oct 27, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
This is a great program
September 18, 2023
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The Code program is working very well for us so far, and this serves as a great intro to letter recognition, with wonderful cognitive puzzles to solve that are just right for preschool through early Kindergarten!
March 2, 2023
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Student Loves the book
My daughter loves this book, she chooses to work through several pages a day. It has really helped her phonics recognition!
September 26, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It's a hit!
The little guy loves it.
August 29, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We do two pages a day. Simple, no nonsense but kids have yet to complain
June 26, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My preschooler loves this
This has been great for our preschooler who was wanting to do “school” after finishing her workbook for the year. Perfect transition before K.
April 15, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for introducing letters to 5 year old
I was recommended this book by a relative and I am so glad we choose to try it. My 5 year old loves it! We have already finished book A and we are almost done with book B. He loves the repetition of the activities in this book, he has a couple he really looks forward to doing and always asks to do more than a page or 2 a day. It is easy to follow along to and the pictures are not complicated or too fancy that your child will be distracted. I am so pleased with this series and look forward to completed the explode the code series with my son. I also want to add that I love that as we moved forward with the new letters the book gradually adds the newly learned letters in with the activities so there is a constant reviewing as you keep going.
May 13, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
The book is easy to use and entertaining for my 3 year old. He loves this book.
January 12, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
My daughter loves to color, so this is the perfect fit for her. It includes letter names, sounds, and writing. It focuses more on the lowercase letters than the capital letters, because they are more commonly seen in print. I wish it did include a bit more of the capital letters. Every section has a review of the previously learned letters. We do a daily review with flashcards, but I love that the review is also included in the workbook! A great value. Quick and easy for kindergarten
August 28, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great when used in conjunction with another grammar curriculum
September 19, 2017
over 6 years ago

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