Explode the Code 1-2 (including 1/2s) with Teacher Guide (2nd Edition)

Explode the Code 1-2 (including 1/2s) with Teacher Guide (2nd Edition)

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Grades: PK-3

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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Heather H on Apr 26, 2022
I plan to use these books to enhance my grandson's phonics skills!
CATHERINE I. on Oct 7, 2021
Friend Recommendation
Heather H on Apr 26, 2022
bridget c on Nov 10, 2021
I plan to use these books to enhance my grandson's phonics skills!
CATHERINE I. on Oct 7, 2021
I am using it for reinforcement of short vowels.
Robin H on Sep 22, 2021
This came highly recommended from a friend!
Erica W on Jul 26, 2021
Supplement learning
Gargi B on Mar 26, 2021
ease of use
Brad T on Feb 3, 2021
Jenny R on Feb 2, 2021
I need better phonics follow-up work.
Christine D on Nov 24, 2020
I am teaching a children who is having more than average difficulty mastering basic letter recognition and phonics, these books use the Orton Gillingham approach so should be easier for the students.
Lori N on Nov 9, 2020
Great for phonics remediation and skill building.
Dina W on Oct 29, 2020
The reviews for the "Explode the Code" program are excellent! From Cathy Duffy to parents using the series in home, all positive. I will add handwriting and copy work from great authors for the kindergarten year- Patricia
patricia r on Sep 19, 2020
My K child really wants to learn to read this year and I have read many great reviews on this particular curriculum.
Laura K on Sep 14, 2020
a friend suggested this. she has been homeschooling for over 12 years
Sharon C on Sep 7, 2020
recommended by my teacher
AILEEN A on Sep 3, 2020
These books are wonderful for teaching phonics.Every child needs a program like this.
Barbara C on Aug 28, 2020
Chose for my kindergartner based on liking the program for my older child.
Becky H on Aug 28, 2020
Heard amazing things with this program
Michelle B on Aug 24, 2020
This seems like a great phonics program for my kindergartner, along with BOB Books, and I wanted the 1/2 books because I anticipate he'll need extra practice. I like that they sell a set that includes Books 1 and 2 and their 1/2s, as well as the teachers guide!
Kristin L on Aug 17, 2020
complete package, recommended by friend
Kristina B on Aug 6, 2020
I have read great reviews about these books.
Julie R on Aug 2, 2020
it was cheaper than buying them separately
sophrona W on Jul 17, 2020
Chose this for added phonics to go with All About Reading and All About Spelling programs.
Jessica N on Jun 25, 2020
My child attends public school, but we are working on Explode The Code for our summer work. Exploded The Code came highly recommended by homeschool Moms that are part of a Co-op group at my church.
Karen H on Jun 1, 2020
I've used this curriculum with my son and now with my youngest. She is currently on Level C, so these books will be next. They really help with phonics, but not in a overwhelming way.
Christine on Apr 18, 2020
Jared H on Apr 15, 2020
To support phonics learning for student.
Chloann W on Jan 31, 2020
Best value!
K E on Oct 8, 2019
friend said they liked the product and price
Billie C on Oct 6, 2019
I chose this item because it was referred to me by my sister. My 5 year old needs more fun and games when it comes to reading and I'm hoping these get her excited!
Kristianne M on Sep 6, 2019
I am really excitred about Explode the Code because I have done A TON of research about resources for the reluctant reader or the reader with dyslexia and this seems to be a successful curriculum. Looking forward to seeing what's in store!
Jillalison R on Jul 9, 2019
At recommendation of child's tutor.
Detria T on May 5, 2019
Heard good things on the All About Spelling FBook page
Melisa B on Sep 22, 2018
my daughter likes working in these books and she doesn't normally like workbooks
Melissa M on Jul 13, 2018
The preschool series - On Your Mark, Get Set and Go For the Code was the best, most successful program I have used for systematically teaching a child to read. I have taught my three older kids and I used this for my fourth. It made the process joyful and easy. We look forward to continuing with the program.
Amanda M on Jun 6, 2018
We chose this bundle to go along with our Logic of English curriculum for our 11 year old who has Cochlear Implants and a processing disorder.
Alison G on Jun 5, 2018
We have loved the Get Ready for the Code set A, B, C for Kindergarten and want to continue with the program. It's fun for kids and very self explanatory.
Nicholas H on Feb 18, 2018
Reading intervention
Thad B on Feb 2, 2018
i really love using Explode the Code
Catherine R on Jan 25, 2018
Recommended by friend.
Margaret R on Sep 1, 2017
next step in school work
Hillary D on May 19, 2017
Highly recommended by a friend. Needed something to close the gap between phonics and language.
Christie G on Sep 16, 2016
Parent Favorite
Amada M on Aug 24, 2016
A friends suggested this as a great tool to introduce reading
Jenna W on Jan 31, 2016
I wanted to give ETC a shot but didn't want to invest in the whole set in case it wasn't the right fit for my son.
Jessica C on Dec 28, 2015
Loved the first 3 books.
Maria C on Nov 11, 2015
bridget c on Nov 10, 2021
I am using it for reinforcement of short vowels.
Robin H on Sep 22, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for those who struggle with reading!
After trying so many different types of available curriculum...from edutainment type (Reading Eggs) to hands on (All About Reading) my 8 year old, non verbal, autistic son was just not getting anywhere. We tried ETC on a whim and its been outstanding. The scribbled pictures are enough to keep him interested and the directions are simple for him to follow. Wish we would have started ETC much earlier.
May 5, 2022
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for Boys!!
This is my first school year using Explode the Code with my first grader. We love it! Easy to use and keeps the attention of a busy boy! Loving it and Rainbow Resource provides the packs at such a wonderful price. Thanks!
September 17, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My oldest is loving these books and I am thankful to have the parent guide. We’re using them alongside Spell to Write & Read and really love having some pre-made worksheets to enforce what she’s learning.
December 6, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
explode the code
all phases from precode to exploding the code engage my special education students.
November 9, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We are loving explode the code! We are using it as a compliment to Progressive Phonics.
February 25, 2017
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My son loves it
I have explode the code and has greatly improved in reading. We use this program as a supplement to his regular reading program. I like how it breaks the sounds down and does tons of repetition. He is finally able to blend and was struggling when I first started homeschooling and is improving.
February 16, 2016
over 6 years ago

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