Explode the Code Book 4 (2nd Edition)

Explode the Code Book 4 (2nd Edition)

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Item #: 062498
ISBN: 9780838878040
Grades: K-4

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Workbook 4 introduces students to compound words, common endings, and syllable types. Students learn that compound words are made up of two smaller words that when put together make a word with a different meaning. They practice adding the endings ful, -ing, -est, -ed, and -ness to make new 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 have worked with success on previous books
Sophie M on Nov 6, 2021
one of his favorites curriculum
Fabiola M on Jul 20, 2021
We have worked with success on previous books
Sophie M on Nov 6, 2021
Reinforcing phonics skills from all about reading with 7 year old reader
Aubrey K on Aug 30, 2021
one of his favorites curriculum
Fabiola M on Jul 20, 2021
I like these.
ELIZABETH Z on Jul 16, 2021
Need some workbook practice before 2nd grade
Laura G on Jun 22, 2021
We really enjoyed books 1 and 2 last year. My son was even able to do much of the work on his own once he learned what was expected of him.
Melissa W on May 30, 2021
Long time Explode the Code user and all my kids have loved it!
Marissa S on May 6, 2021
we have completed 1-3 like the work books will continue on with this type of lesson.
Jennifer M on Apr 29, 2021
Extra practice for my big kid.
Jose M on Apr 24, 2021
Our trained phonics tutor says ETC is a good program for phonics.
Amanda M on Apr 22, 2021
This curriculum helps reinforce our phonics program.
Denise K on Mar 22, 2021
I never understood why so many moms had their kids do Explode the Code...until we needed something to reinforce phonics. I had thought these books were just busy work. After having used them, I value how they reinforce phonics, reading comprehension, handwriting and ease children into spelling. Now I wish I had used these with my oldest son!
Hannah L on Mar 15, 2021
We have used these books when my kids were in public school and they begin reading quickly. I was so impressed that I decided to continue using them in our homeschool
STEPHANIE R on Mar 15, 2021
Great phonics book. I love the pattern of each rule. Simple instructions that the students can follow and practice with minimal instruction. I have used this to tutor struggling readers.
Sherri P on Mar 9, 2021
Great phonics practice!
Kira K on Mar 3, 2021
my kids enjoy this series
Sarah P on Jan 7, 2021
Good practice!
Charlotte M on Jan 6, 2021
I want to work with my child on past, present, and future tense. Thanks.
Jordana J on Nov 28, 2020
This is a solid phonics and spellling program, and I have 4 children working through it now!
Carrie D on Nov 25, 2020
My grandkids used this series and I liked it.
Joanne R on Nov 17, 2020
We are doing book 2 now and love it.
Rebecca P on Sep 30, 2020
2 kids on my caseload.
Teresa G on Sep 23, 2020
I needed to add this to my current curriculum.
Melissa C on Aug 29, 2020
Continuing the program
Carla J on Aug 27, 2020
My kids really enjoy these addition to our Language Arts curriculum. They are a fun way of learning.
Sarah W on Aug 21, 2020
homeschooling fun reinforcer for curriculum
Jorge A on Aug 20, 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
Explode the Code is the best phonics resource ever.
User on Aug 6, 2020
Using with my 6 yr old
Sarah H on Aug 3, 2020
Kids enjoy these and get extra practice
Elizabeth S on Jul 22, 2020
Summer phonics review.
Jessica M on Jun 24, 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
I have used it with my older children when they were younger to teach them to read. They enjoyed it and it really helped them to be great readers.
Casey G on Jun 17, 2020
Hoping the syllable division lessons in book 4 will help with long term dyslexia skills.
Ruth L on Jun 10, 2020
homeschooling my 6 year old
Michelle L on Jun 6, 2020
I have used Explode the Code workbooks for my old 4 kids as well. The workbooks serve as a good foundation to reading.
Roberta A on Jun 5, 2020
Teacher recommendation for my grandchild living in Paris for a year
Lynda C on Jun 1, 2020
Simple workbook without too much going on. Always love these.
Heather H on May 31, 2020
Explode the Code books are such a simple and effective way to teach phonics. I have used them with 4 kids so far and I'm currently using them with my next 3.
Sarah A on May 14, 2020
Explode the Code is a great simple way to enforce phonics concepts!
JONATHAN B on May 6, 2020
These are great workbooks for extra phonics practice.
Ashley K on May 3, 2020
Easy to teach and easy for students to grasp the content.
Treina G on Apr 29, 2020
Continuing on with explode the code for my daughter who has loved every level so far!
Caroline W on Apr 25, 2020
this is a fantastic and simple way for children to practice their phonics.
Audriana on Apr 24, 2020
Great curriculum easy for kids and parents.
Bonnie R on Apr 15, 2020
my kid loves explode the code!
jeri m on Apr 14, 2020
Great helps for spelling.
Lela S on Apr 9, 2020
Great Phonics reinforcement
Rebecca M on Apr 2, 2020
Reinforcing phonics skills from all about reading with 7 year old reader
Aubrey K on Aug 30, 2021
I like these.
ELIZABETH Z on Jul 16, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
outstanding product
I just started using this and LOVE it. This year I have so many students that have completely missed phonics in the lower grades. Now in second grade, they are forced to catch up.
This program was referred to me by a retired teacher. The kids love it and it gives them the support they need.
September 28, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great reinforcement of phonics rules and phonics practice. Good blending sound by sound practice!
September 8, 2021
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great books!
My recently turned 6 year old daughter loves these books! The lessons are quick and easy for her to get through on her own.
February 17, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great cheap curriculum
Used this curriculum for all 4 children and they all read really well. They can do this pretty much on their own.
December 3, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Explode the Code works
Student loves Explodes thenCode and is doing well. I love that student can basically do this without parental involvement but still gets the phonics needed to improve reading and spelling.
May 6, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Always been a fan
Using Explode the Code for my 8 year old and had success with them with my now 10 year old. Love it.
February 4, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It is sobbing mportant to keep the learning process simple and interesting while slowly building skills. These books do just that! Our grandson loves them as he feels successful and not frustrated.
August 20, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Didn't Add 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 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great resource for emerging readers
This book has lessons that build on the previous lesson to help emerging readers.
July 22, 2017
over 4 years ago

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