Explode the Code Books 1-4 (no 1/2s) (2nd Edition)

Explode the Code Books 1-4 (no 1/2s) (2nd Edition)

# EC14O2

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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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This is my 10th child to use Explode the Code. It works!!!
Misti K on Jan 12, 2023
love these books to help my early readers!
Peter P on Aug 16, 2021
This is my 10th child to use Explode the Code. It works!!!
Misti K on Jan 12, 2023
Simple to use and effective program!
TERRI R on Sep 1, 2022
love these books to help my early readers!
Peter P on Aug 16, 2021
As a recommendations for additional resource to phonics building skills
Melanie R on Aug 9, 2021
I think this will be a great workbook to encourage my first grader and build her confidence in reading.
Rachel L on Jul 22, 2021
Love the simple activities
Ruth L on Jun 25, 2021
Used these books with our daughter, worked out great, so buying a second set for our son.
Justin B on Apr 11, 2021
We have completed used Get Ready for the Code A, B, C and Explode the Code books 2 & 2. It is such wonderful reinforcement for phonics mastery!
Sara K on Mar 4, 2021
Currently going through book 1, love it and found this package pack and bought it.
Tiffany W on Jan 28, 2021
I used these books with my daughter and now will use them with my grand daughters.
Trudy S on Oct 27, 2020
I am preparing for student who will need these levels.
Sheryl D on Sep 4, 2020
Everyone I talk to says they've loved the Explode The Code series, so I'm giving it a try for my children.
Bethany N on Aug 26, 2020
recommended by a long time homeschooler
Beth T on Aug 12, 2020
My mom has been using these for tutoring for years and my daughter has enjoyed doing these for fun with her. Since we now have to teach from home I thought it would be a good support.
Brooke D on Aug 11, 2020
I am impressed with the fun and easy of this curriculum. The kids enjoy going through the workbooks. This reading curriculum also includes all the phonograms.
christina h on Jul 29, 2020
To help with teaching my 1st grader this year
Jessica B on Jul 27, 2020
For my 1st grader These books are great in helping children learn to read!
Andi N on Jul 17, 2020
We are almost done with books ABC and they are working great. Getting ready to move on!
Darci C on Jun 17, 2020
school's education specialist recommended it for my child
Guest G on Jun 1, 2020
Explode the Code provides kids with extra phonics instruction in a fun manner. My kids enjoy choosing the sentences that match the silly pictures.
Jessica R on May 30, 2020
For my 5 year old
Damita B on May 29, 2020
Recommended for a child struggling with phonics.
Wioleta G on May 25, 2020
Teaching my grand babies to read. I remember my own children enjoyed these books.
Colleen S on May 19, 2020
These have proved very helpful so I've ordered this complete set for a second child
Debbie W on May 8, 2020
I have used them in the past compliments wilson fundations
Ellen S on May 1, 2020
My son enjoyed the Pre-code books so much that I've decided to keep going on these for him.
User on Apr 30, 2020
Great way to teach and for the children to learn.
Katherine H on Apr 23, 2020
Love the results we have seen from using the first one. Wanted to continue with the next sets and get another copy of book 1 for my youngest child.
Melissa B on Apr 22, 2020
People have suggested this as a good resource for homeschooling
Lisa L on Apr 14, 2020
Explode the code really helped my oldest with phonics and reading. Now I am purchasing it again for my youngest son.
Camille M on Apr 8, 2020
Recommended by Happy Home School Mom blog
Debbie D on Mar 26, 2020
for Tutoring purposes
Regina W. on Mar 25, 2020
These books have been SO helpful in giving confidence to my reader! I highly recommend them! This order is for my 2nd kiddo---we are excited to use these again!
Susan B on Mar 19, 2020
Sister recommended
Merry H on Jan 14, 2020
I was looking for something that was not too involved for my 7 year old son that included phonics and some handwriting practice.
Julie W on Jul 8, 2019
To teach my son more mechanics and rules for spelling and reading
Amanda D on Apr 1, 2019
Have used successfully with my other four kids, need it for #5!
Karen R on Mar 30, 2019
Explode the Code Phonics books do just that ... they explode the code.<br />Students then learn piece by piece in each lesson -<br />by putting the lesson back together. The" take apart and put back<br />together" lessons work to instill the language lesson. By the end of the lesson, the students can spell the words in the lesson. Excellent for those who need "layered"<br />material to learn the lesson.
Jean C on Feb 6, 2019
Good, basic phonics instruction
Mark R on Nov 21, 2018
Struggling reader in my 2nd grade class.
Tammy R on Oct 27, 2018
I used it years ago and want to look at it again.
Hildea R on Oct 11, 2018
We’ve had a great time with the Primers (A,B &C) and my child loves them. Especially throwing in a little sticker on the pages that are done independently.
Natasha R on Sep 25, 2018
I have used these at the Academy where I previously worked and they were excellent.<br />Good ability to find deficits and then research.
Erin B on Jul 31, 2018
I like Explode the Code for additional phonics practice.
Jessica on Jul 17, 2018
This is the best series I have found for reinforcing phonics - short, fun and effective!
Lori K on Mar 16, 2018
Great way to build a strong reading foundation. Short, fun lessons that help the child feel a sense of reading accomplishment daily.
Revae L on Feb 13, 2018
We love these phonics books! Easy to use and builds confidence while the youngest readers learn to decode words and letter sounds. Highly recommend!
Ke Ann M on Feb 9, 2018
We have used the get ready for the code books already, and my son is really enjoying them, I think the next level will have him reading in no time.
Kendra P on Jan 24, 2018
supplement and have a "hard copy" of work to compliment Montessori work
Rebecca D on Dec 8, 2017
"Great school helpers and great price"
Wendall M on Oct 15, 2017
Simple to use and effective program!
TERRI R on Sep 1, 2022
As a recommendations for additional resource to phonics building skills
Melanie R on Aug 9, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great choice!
I have used Explode the code for 2 of my kids and I would recommend it.
September 7, 2022
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good books, Great deal!
Great books! I personally like Explode the code better than 100 easy lessons. My boys like it better. Less stress :)
Rainbow resource saved me money over Amazon, even with Prime free shipping.
January 13, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Spectacular summer review workbooks!
These are wonderful for summer practice! We started with book 2 for our kindergarten grad summer program before 1st grade in the fall. Love that she can practice reading and writing without parental help. Highly recommend!
June 29, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
very helpful
We used the "Get Ready" book which were a great help. So I also got these to use along with our regular program. They work a great help, both as a review or introduction. Depending on how closely it follows your school program.
June 8, 2020
over 2 years ago

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