Explode the Code 1-8 (including 1/2s) with Teacher Guides (2nd Edition)

Explode the Code 1-8 (including 1/2s) with Teacher Guides (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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Nikki S on Aug 9, 2023
I am a retired elementary educator, and I am now tutoring students weak in reading. This phonics program is Orton Gillingham based.
Marie T on Mar 26, 2023
Nikki S on Aug 9, 2023
Complete Set good cost
Gwendolyn S on Jun 13, 2023
I am a retired elementary educator, and I am now tutoring students weak in reading. This phonics program is Orton Gillingham based.
Marie T on Mar 26, 2023
This is a wonderful resource to supplement an Orton Gillingham - based lesson. I utilize it often as new concepts are introduced.
Kristine W on Jan 17, 2023
An OG teacher from LDAHH recommended this for my dyslexic daughter.
Magdalena S on Sep 14, 2022
Clear directions and instruction, workbooks are not busy/visually overstimulating, targets the needs of my students
Kelly Anne A on Aug 30, 2022
I have used them before with my older children and the series is effective in teaching them the basics.
Laura J on Aug 29, 2022
Explode the code was mentioned in a book I read called "Know Better Do Better." MY friend also uses it in her tutoring company.
Sara P on Aug 22, 2022
After careful research, I decided to purchase the entire Explode the Code series as a supplementary resource to my children's Language Arts course.
Daniel H on Apr 2, 2022
I have used this previously with my students with Mild/Moderate Intellectual Disabilities.
Marla H on Dec 28, 2021
To use following the primer books a,b,&c.
Jordan P on Dec 2, 2021
I really like ETC and will be using it as part of my reading program in the classroom.
Heather F on Nov 9, 2021
This is the best resource I have found to teach foundational reading skills to native English speakers and international English learners of all ages, including adults.
Christine D on Nov 8, 2021
I've used this curriculum before and I like it a lot. It's perfect for direct phonics instruction with lots of pages for repeated practice. No planning necessary. Helps new readers learn how to decode.
Lindsey T on Oct 17, 2021
Heard nothing but good things about this series.
Ariel F on Sep 13, 2021
I've used in past, very effective way to teach phonics skills
Carol C on Jun 16, 2021
This set was highly recommended by other moms and teachers within my support circle as a solid phonics program so I decided to check it out for myself.
Nikita T on Jun 7, 2021
I think they are great for review for my daughter, and will help if she is struggling .
BECKY L on May 12, 2021
Love this and wanted the newest series!
Beth B on Apr 19, 2021
recommended for dyslexia and APD
Timothy B on Jan 17, 2021
THOMAS L on Dec 7, 2020
I haven't used this yet, but I am jumping all in to see how it goes. I've got kids in kindergarten, second, and third grades. Fingers crossed that we all survive!
Rian H on Nov 23, 2020
Love the black and white illustrations and organization
Linda F on Nov 23, 2020
refer from friend
Xiao Z on Oct 13, 2020
I'm a new homeschool mom and this program was highly recommended by a teacher friend of mine.
Jaime L on Sep 9, 2020
My child is enjoying working with Explode the Code book 1. She did not like reading the Bob Books and related phonics books. Thus ordering the Explode the Code set for her.
Irene S on Sep 8, 2020
Recommended by friend
Julie L on Aug 26, 2020
Recommended by a fellow homeschool family
Julie C on Aug 15, 2020
Recommended by a friend.
Rebecca K on Aug 12, 2020
To help my kid during the the covid 19 pandemic. I looked like it would be somewhat fun and had high reviews.
Ashley M on Mar 30, 2020
Great program
Melissa K on Sep 24, 2019
This is a great resource for helping my younger students with reading development
Samuel B on Aug 2, 2019
This is a supplement to our current reading program. I wanted to purchase everything as a set so that the resource is immediately available to me as needed. I also wanted to have the set at home to review before beginning teaching. Most reading programs move in sequential order but I found that for children having trouble with blending letter sounds, additional practice outside of the reading program is needed.
Erica on Jul 15, 2019
I chose Explode the Code for a dyslexic student who needs phonemic awareness not for decoding so much as for spelling.
Diane B on Jul 8, 2019
I have used this in the past.
Lisa S on Feb 20, 2019
Great phonics program! I use in the resource room to remediate reading.
Monica B on Feb 7, 2019
I am an Education Consultant and will be using the resources in northern remote Saskatchewan First Nations Schools.
Brenda G on Feb 6, 2019
variety for learning resource room
Robin W on Jan 22, 2019
I used this series years ago and recently found that Orton-Gillingham recommends them also. I know they help struggling and emergent readers.
Robin B on Jan 17, 2019
I have used it for many years in Special Education, and haven’t ever found anything better.
Penelope S on Dec 3, 2018
I have used these before. I will be using them with a high school student who has severe dyslexia.
Christine H on Nov 20, 2018
advise of a co-worker
Mary R on Nov 12, 2018
Looks very promising and had great reviews
Kianna S on Oct 28, 2018
I have used these books with my oldest daughter who is now 26. My 10 year old is reading below grade level - and I plan on starting from the first book up to book 8. He will probably go pretty quickly through the first sets - but will hopefully improve his reading alot. I also am planning to hire a Wilson certified tutor to work with him 3 - 4 days a week.
Alison M on Aug 29, 2018
The Explode the code was recommended for our daughter who is working on her reading.
Eddie B on Feb 7, 2018
Recommended by a friend
Brian L on Jan 26, 2018
It came highly recommended by an older homeschool mom
Rachel D on Jan 1, 2018
It looks like a great phonics program to help my struggling readers.
Suzanne W on Sep 23, 2017
My daughter just completed Explode the Code A, B, and C and she really enjoyed them. It was easier to buy the bundle than to worry about adding each individually.
Meghan E on Sep 5, 2017
Excellent program I used for my children. Now passing it on to my grands for their homeschooling.
Julie P on Sep 2, 2017
Complete Set good cost
Gwendolyn S on Jun 13, 2023
This is a wonderful resource to supplement an Orton Gillingham - based lesson. I utilize it often as new concepts are introduced.
Kristine W on Jan 17, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
A wonderful resource to do extension activities with my Orton Gillingham lessons!
A wonderful resource to do extension activities with my Orton Gillingham lessons!
February 18, 2023
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love using these with my struggling readers to increase phonetic awareness!
November 21, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
amazing product
Explode the Code has been a tremendous blessing. My son was struggling with the phonics/learn to read part of the boxed curriculum we were using and also struggled with Hooked On Phonics. It just wasn't clicking for him. I ordered the Explode the Code set not knowing much about it, but hoping it would be beneficial and something new to try. This was exactly what he needed - since using it only for a short time, he's grasping the concept and doing very well. I'm so glad I went out on a limb and ordered the entire set because it is working phenomenally.
September 24, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worth the price
The set came quickly and in perfect condition. My children enjoy them.
June 20, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent material !!
The children are excited to go to work now. I’m finding the areas we needed to shore up with my seven year old. Everything is wonderful!
June 5, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great breakdown of skills!
I love the systematic method of the program. I am able to provide my students with sped needs the intro at the start of the week, then they apply it as they complete their work. This also breaks skills down into achievable chunks.
October 24, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We have used levels 1-6 so far. These are wonderful workbooks. They are simple and not overwhelming. Perfect for the struggling reader, and for those just needing some review. I use them alongside our curriculum as added practice, and through our breaks so the kids don't forget too much. They are broken down in a way that the student sees a very basic concept at the top of the sheet. They then practice that concept for several pages before a new one is introduced. With very little help from me, my youngest two, who did not read at all when we started, are able to complete worksheet pages. It really helps to reinforce phonics and what they are already working on.
April 26, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
Explode the Code Series
I love Explode the Code! I used it years ago with Special Needs children and now I am using it as an intervention in the Tier process. It builds on Orton-Gillingham and is phonetically based. I highly recommend this for struggling readers and even early readers.
February 16, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We love it!
My husband and I really like the program for teaching and love the creative ideas to expound on troubled areas, or areas needing more practice to grab. It is becoming the favorite tool in our work in teaching our children to read!
November 27, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
explode the Code
I love this program! My 10 year old dyslexic son started from the beginning - book one, and is actually flying through the program. he is in book 31/2 now, becasue he knows mch of the phonics, but the program has really helped him with gaps in his reading. Highly recommend as a phonics program for any child, wish I used it sooner!
October 2, 2018
over 5 years ago

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