Explode the Code Book 3 1/2 (2nd Edition)

Explode the Code Book 3 1/2 (2nd Edition)

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Item #: 062497
ISBN: 9780838878118
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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Great book for phonetic reiteration and practice.
Olivia D on Feb 23, 2023
First grade son
Amber B on Oct 28, 2022
Great book for phonetic reiteration and practice.
Olivia D on Feb 23, 2023
Good extra practice for language arts.
Brynn M on Jan 19, 2023
First grade son
Amber B on Oct 28, 2022
Both of my sons will be using this workbook. My oldest wants to improve his phonics skills and my younger son will be using this for practice.
Alexander F on Jul 21, 2022
I have used all the Explode the code's since Preschool through explode the code 8 for all my kids and I feel it is a good book that my kids can do on their own even when they don't have great reading skills. It is self explanatory which makes less stress for the kiddos.
ToniAnn W on Feb 15, 2022
to complete my set - students have been making big improvement with this series
Theresa R on Dec 23, 2021
Reinforcing phonics skills from all about reading with 7 year old reader
Aubrey K on Aug 30, 2021
Good Program
Marjorie C on Aug 1, 2021
My child loves these books!
Shelley W on Jul 31, 2021
We used books 1 and 2 last year and often used other material to supplement so I hope this will give him the extra material that is needed to really help him grasp the material.
Melissa W on May 30, 2021
This teaches children in a fun way that keeps them interested and engaged.
Paula E on Feb 22, 2021
my kids enjoy this series
Sarah P on Jan 7, 2021
Thorough and simple to use.
Shannon R on Dec 2, 2020
Provides a wonderful transition between learning letters and spelling. Reinforces phonics, reading comprehension, writing, and spelling. At first I didn't understand why so many moms chose to add this "busy work." After trying it, I understand! It's not busy work. What a wonderful workbook!
Hannah L on Oct 28, 2020
homeschooling fun reinforcer for curriculum
Jorge A on Aug 20, 2020
more practice before 4
Beth M on Jul 25, 2020
My 1st grader needs more phonics practice
Lisa H on Jul 24, 2020
Learning to read
tian b on Jun 15, 2020
homeschooling my 6 year old
Michelle L on Jun 6, 2020
Teacher recommendation for my grandchild living in Paris for a year
Lynda C on Jun 1, 2020
These are great workbooks for extra phonics practice.
Ashley K on May 3, 2020
Continuing on with explode the code for my daughter who has loved every level so far!
Caroline W on Apr 25, 2020
teacher told me about it
Amy T on Mar 17, 2020
Easy and accessible open-and-go phonics and spelling.
Megan D on Feb 16, 2020
Easy to follow along, kids pick up the concept right away. Used as a supplement along with our other phonic curriculum.
Jenny S on Oct 7, 2019
We have been using the Explode the Code books for the last year. They are simple to use and reinforce phonics at appropriate levels. Daughter enjoys doing the work as well.
Karen B on Sep 4, 2019
More worksheets related to Level 3.
Nancy S on Jun 27, 2019
LOVE explode the code series. It really helps my kids with phonics learning!
Sara F on May 1, 2019
I love this curriculum and the 1/2 books provide extra reassurance that the material was thoroughly learned!
Anne N on Mar 21, 2019
continuing the series
Kelleylynn B on Jan 23, 2019
We finished book 3 and my 4th child needs more reinforcement with her phonics. We have used explode the code with all for 4 children, now, for success in reading, oldest has graduated high school.
User on Jan 15, 2019
my son completed ETC books 2 and 3 last school year, but after a long summer break, he needs a refresher on some of the last things he learned.
brandice l on Sep 14, 2018
I remember using Explode the Code in public elementary school and enjoying the workbooks. We are homeschooling and using explode the code to reinforce phonics.
Nicole S on Aug 5, 2018
Some kids need a little more reinforcement. I love the half books because they give just a tad bit more repetition of super important concepts. Lets build that tower of learning!
Summer P on May 29, 2018
I felt my first grader needed a little more practice/reinforcement before continuing on to Book 4.
Peter C on Apr 25, 2018
Used before and this is a great price
Sharon P on Mar 7, 2018
Next book in the sequence for my girl. She is doing really well with the series.
Karine D on Feb 1, 2018
Daughter loves these books
Ashley C on Jan 16, 2018
I needed it.
Melanie C on Jan 4, 2018
Extra practice for my son who is working on ETC 3 currently.
Susan C on Dec 14, 2017
I am home schooling my youngest after 20+ years of home schooling, I have gone through the Explode the Code curriculum with each of them. It is a good measure how they are doing in reading and writing. The sentences and pictures are fun and a little silly so we smile throughout our day.
Bonnie K on Dec 6, 2017
we love explode the code! the kids think they are fun which means they don't complain when it's time to do the workbooks!
christy g on Nov 16, 2017
My son has Dyslexia and I was told these books would be good to help him learn how to read.
Julie D on Jun 6, 2017
We are going back and working on making sure we have a solid understanding of the basics. We've made it 1/2 way through the first 4 books in the series (ETC 1-4) and are working with a tutor who recommended going back to the beginning to really hammer in the concepts for a firm understanding and for confidence building.
Jenna W on Apr 26, 2017
It gives my children extra practice with spelling and reading at that level
Julie B on Feb 8, 2017
I like using the 1/2 books to reinforce the learning and add independence, because it's largely review she can complete the pages on her own with little help.
Joe D on Jan 11, 2017
suggested by dyslexia therapist
Betsy B on Jan 2, 2017
for added practice
Beth S on Dec 30, 2016
I just wanted a simple review over the holidays.
Heather J on Nov 3, 2016
Fantastic series. One of the best I have found to teach systematic Phonics.
FrancesEve D on Sep 19, 2016
Good extra practice for language arts.
Brynn M on Jan 19, 2023
Both of my sons will be using this workbook. My oldest wants to improve his phonics skills and my younger son will be using this for practice.
Alexander F on Jul 21, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Used with all 4 children
Great to help solidify reading and spelling. Love them.
February 15, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
These workbooks are great!!!
These workbooks are simple and easy to use! I love that my kids can work on them independently; not only are they mastering phonics, but spelling and vocabulary as well.
January 25, 2019
over 4 years ago

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