Explode the Code Books 1-4 (including 1/2s) (2nd Edition)

Explode the Code Books 1-4 (including 1/2s) (2nd Edition)

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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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We enjoy the simplicity and ease of use.
Shannon R on Dec 2, 2020
My granddaughters finished the ABC books and need the rest of the whole set.
Deborah B on Sep 3, 2020
We enjoy the simplicity and ease of use.
Shannon R on Dec 2, 2020
research based intervention
Lynda T on Sep 25, 2020
My granddaughters finished the ABC books and need the rest of the whole set.
Deborah B on Sep 3, 2020
Spelling for 5th grader by recommendation
David F on Aug 19, 2020
My 7 y/o needs more practice and with COVID I think these will be helpful to keep him learning throughout the summer. My good friend who home schools highly recommends these books.
Lacie F on Jun 21, 2020
I have used Explode the Code books in other districts. Excited to use it again to help struggling readers.
Mary L on May 12, 2020
recommended by school teacher
Laure S on Mar 31, 2020
Thought this might help my sons with reading
Lisa H on Aug 6, 2019
I need to supplement my reading curriculum.
Maranda D on Apr 10, 2019
I used these books with my older son, who struggled in reading. This program helped him tremendously!
Nicole M on Jul 19, 2016
This is for my 4th child and has helped each one learn to read and write the alphabet...so here we go again!
sarah s on Apr 23, 2016
research based intervention
Lynda T on Sep 25, 2020
Spelling for 5th grader by recommendation
David F on Aug 19, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
I purchased explode the code 1 and 1 1/2 up to 4 and 4 1/2. Really excited to see how it goes as they progress to each book.
I would recommend this product to anyone with children I am using it with 2 first graders and 2 third graders. First time using this product wish I would have found it for my older grandchildren.
September 1, 2020
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great phonics reinforcement!
I have used ETC with my two boys as a supplement to their regular phonics program and I love it! I believe it has really helped them become good readers. Both my boys wish it was in color but they still do it with no complaining. While doing ETC I do not use a separate spelling program. This teaches spelling without the kids even realizing it. It is actually phonics, spelling, vocabulary and reading all wrapped up into one. Very well worth the money. We use it throughout the summer as well to keep them from forgetting everything from our regular program. I use the half books too. I would recommend these workbooks to everyone. And I love that my kids do it independently. ETC is a winner!
June 28, 2016
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