Explode the Code Book 1 1/2 (2nd Edition)

Explode the Code Book 1 1/2 (2nd Edition)

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Item #: 062493
ISBN: 9780838878095
Grades: K-4

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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I plan on using this phonics book with a student I am tutoring. I used this program with my own children, and they really enjoyed it.
Mary Pat O on Jan 23, 2023
This book is for readers who need to repeat the lessons in book one. It has the same skills to learn, but the book looks different. so the kids aren't repeating the same book.
Jacqueline A on Aug 25, 2022
I plan on using this phonics book with a student I am tutoring. I used this program with my own children, and they really enjoyed it.
Mary Pat O on Jan 23, 2023
the best books to use for teaching phonics
Pamela K on Jan 6, 2023
This book is for readers who need to repeat the lessons in book one. It has the same skills to learn, but the book looks different. so the kids aren't repeating the same book.
Jacqueline A on Aug 25, 2022
very effective
Shannon U on Apr 25, 2022
Phonics practice and a spelling supplement to an all-in-one curriculum.
Karah E on Apr 22, 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
my son could really use all the practice he can get, since learning to read has been extremely challenging for his patience or lack there of!
Kristen S on Mar 28, 2022
Need more for children I volunteer tutor.
Audrey N on Feb 1, 2022
I use this for Orton-Gillingham based teaching
Guest G on Feb 1, 2022
My 8-year old son is doing very well using Book 1, but needs more practice. So I am going to have him go thru Book 1-1/2 before moving on to Book 2. We are using these in conjunction with All About Reading book 1. The two curriculums work together very well.
Mechanic Dan on Jan 19, 2022
My 6 year old needed it.
Valerie H on Jan 7, 2022
These really helped my reluctant reader to blossom into a confident reader!
Amri D on Nov 17, 2021
My second grader is flying through Explode the Code books. They are such good practice for her and I have found them to be extremely helpful in building her confidence and independence in her school. This curricula didn't work well for my oldest when we tried it, she found them boring "busy work". But this has been such a blessing for her sister! She loves doing the work and then coloring the pictures. I love being able to find materials that can help and encourage each child where they need it!
Rachel B on Oct 13, 2021
teacher with struggling students
ANN R on Oct 8, 2021
I'm trying to get my 5 1/2 year-old more interested in wanting to learn to read on her own. I'm hoping this will help build some confidence in her reading and decoding skills.
Alicia O on Aug 25, 2021
Good Program
Marjorie C on Aug 1, 2021
For review at the beginning of first grade before we start ETC 2.
Jamia on Jun 25, 2021
Kindergartener likes doing explode the code 1. He is moving quickly through the lessons. Extra practice may be beneficial.
Theresa C on May 14, 2021
I will use this as a summer work book for my 1st grader.
Jen D on Apr 21, 2021
Private school teacher recommended this
Jennifer P on Mar 26, 2021
Great supplement to our learning to read curriculum! It gives my student more practice in the basic learning to read skills - and not much teacher time!
Sheila B on Feb 23, 2021
Explode the Code is an excellent resource to help children progress in reading.
Deanne D on Dec 26, 2020
visual support for decoding work
cely t on Nov 27, 2020
To supplement the program I use with my student for reading intervention.
Anna B on Oct 21, 2020
This is a great beginning book for phonics review.
Tamara R on Oct 10, 2020
My daughter needs reinforcement on her short vowels and Explode the Code 1/2 books provide the repetition to hopefully help her to master these concepts.
Lisa T on Oct 2, 2020
Recommended from another homeschooling family
Sharon M on Sep 25, 2020
Used these books while working with students in public schools. Great resource!
Emily on Sep 9, 2020
Ryan H on Aug 25, 2020
I have used these books in the past. I have new special education students and want to have resources I can send home with them, should we switch to all remote learning.
Patricia P on Aug 23, 2020
homeschooling fun reinforcer for curriculum
Jorge A on Aug 20, 2020
All my kids have used these books to learn to read. They do a great job of teaching phonics using simple activities. It also improved their penmanship as it has more writing than most phonics books I've seen. I wish the pictures were a little better though.
Kimberly H on Jul 20, 2020
For my pre-K/K level son since he will need to be homeschooled in the Fall.
Rondi D on Jul 19, 2020
Need more practice before going on to the next level in the program. Love explode the code for it's pacing and layout--not too overwhelming but requires thinking while they read!
Aimee T on Jul 16, 2020
I have use this in the past with older children and it is very solid.
Coral L on Jun 3, 2020
Using as supplement to the ETC online program.
Dawn R on Jun 1, 2020
great book to help with reading, spelling and writing!
Kristi W on May 6, 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
We used book one with success.
claudia s on May 1, 2020
support phonics education
AMBER D on Apr 19, 2020
These books are great for extra spelling and phonics practice.
Jenny G on Apr 18, 2020
coronavirus homeschooling extravaganza
Christina K on Mar 30, 2020
My son was just diagnosed w/ dyslexia & this Orton-Gillingham phonics program was recommended.
Stephanie K on Mar 28, 2020
Great system, easy to use, and the kid loves to do the pages- feels very accomplished. Great extra practice for the ones that need that...
Amy B on Mar 26, 2020
I am interested in incremental progression for students.
RITA K on Mar 26, 2020
teacher told me about it
Amy T on Mar 17, 2020
Explode the Code is great phonics reinforcement.
Danelle T on Jan 23, 2020
We will be using this as extra practice before moving on the book 2 in the series with our kindergartener.
Daurice W on Oct 20, 2019
my children have learned alot with this curriculum
Stephanie F on Oct 8, 2019
We just finished Explode the Code Book 1, and my daughter could use a little more practice with the skills from Book 1. Excited to give this one a try next.
Meredith H on Oct 8, 2019
the best books to use for teaching phonics
Pamela K on Jan 6, 2023
very effective
Shannon U on Apr 25, 2022
What is the deal with the 1/2? Is it necessary to finish it before moving to book 2? Or is it just extra practice for the skills in book 1? Thanks
A shopper on Nov 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Book 1 1/2 introduces the same vowel sounds as introduced in Book 1, but it does include new types of exercises and ways of using those sounds. My kids especially loved and benefitted from the new exercises that address sentence structure and reading comprehension (with fun, silly sentences!). These exercises were not in Book 1. It's not absolutely necessary to the do the 1/2 books, but our family highly recommends them!
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Excellent books!
April 21, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My 5 year old enjoys doing the material. I bought the 1-1/2 for review since he knows his short vowels and the worksheets are very repetitive so we are skipping many pages. I also bought level 2 which I expect we will be starting soon.
January 29, 2019
over 4 years ago

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