Explode the Code A-C Workbook Bundle (2nd Edition)

Explode the Code A-C Workbook Bundle (2nd Edition)


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Item #: ECACO2
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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I've used it before and love it for teaching consonant sounds and letter formation.
Cindy C on Aug 21, 2023
Worked well for my 1st child so we're using it again for my second.
Emily B on Jun 29, 2023
I've used it before and love it for teaching consonant sounds and letter formation.
Cindy C on Aug 21, 2023
These are terrific phonics practice for my Kindergardeners.
Guest G on Aug 4, 2023
Worked well for my 1st child so we're using it again for my second.
Emily B on Jun 29, 2023
Explode the Code has been a tried & true part of our homeschooling journey for 20 years!
User on Jun 18, 2023
I have used the explode the code set with all 5 of my older children and recommended it to every new homeschooler I know! It is an excellent introduction to phonics with whimsical, humorous black line illustrations. We use these at whatever pace my kiddos enjoy and they provide an excellent beginning phonics base.
Erica G on May 25, 2023
I am a teacher and I have used this set for Kindergarten before and the kids love it. I do too! Easy start and it builds step-by-step.
Sonia B on May 25, 2023
I love the Explode the Code books! This is my 3rd child to use them. They really help with spelling!
Annie G on May 3, 2023
We love the Explode the Code! We have 8 children and have used this series with all of our children. It has helped each child even though they all have different learning styles and personalities.
Ricky on Mar 17, 2023
Explode the Code has been one of the easiest and most successful reading programs I have used in teaching our eight children. I have tried many different ones through the years!
Emma R on Mar 8, 2023
I've used this with all of my children before teaching them how to read. It's an easy gentle introduction to the consonants. They love it!
Deborah B on Feb 24, 2023
My daughter learned her letter sounds through this series at age 4. It was great!
Marsha S on Feb 15, 2023
I have a 4 year old begging to learn to read and do more "school" with his older siblings so I thought these might provide a nice jumping off point to learning phonics.
Lori M on Feb 14, 2023
We love Explode The Code! Inexpensive, simple, fun, repetitive and easy to work through.
Donzel W on Jan 27, 2023
Recommendations and Cathy Duffy Reviews
Amanda U on Dec 24, 2022
my son did these in pre-k and they helped him solidify all the letter sounds.
Emmalie on Dec 2, 2022
We have used it with struggling readers and find it to be the best way to reinforce phonics instruction.
Holly H on Nov 8, 2022
These books gently introduce the letter formations and sounds in an easy manner.
Kirsty S on Sep 22, 2022
I use this for K following working through All About Reading Pre-Reading curriculum.
User on Aug 23, 2022
All my preschool-kindergarten aged boys have loved this set of books. Sometimes we've used them twice (in preschool to give the younger kids something to do to feel like they're doing school with their bigger siblings and then again in kindergarten when they're really ready for it). They're simple yet teach the kids a lot of phonics and create the foundation for reading and writing. And they're probably the most affordable phonics books out there!
Gregory M on Jul 12, 2022
I used these with my daughter and I thought they were great! I am looking forward to using them with my 4.5 year old son.
Leslie J on Jul 9, 2022
This is great practice for phonics.
David A on Jun 26, 2022
I've used "Explode the Code" phonics books with all our children (our oldest graduated from high school last month, and our youngest is starting kindergarten this fall). I've found this series to be effective and enjoyable.
Alicia D on Jun 11, 2022
I've seen a lot of great reviews and recommendations in using this to kick off my preschooler's literacy journey.
Keela R on May 29, 2022
I've heard great reviews. Currently using LOE Foundations A and thought this would be a great resource while we are traveling. I've heard it's engaging and continues to lay a strong foundation in phonics.
Allison B on May 13, 2022
Special Education students have been successful with this program.
Roxanna J on Mar 18, 2022
The best phonics book! We use all in the Explode the Code series.
Laurie S on Feb 7, 2022
I have used this previously with my students with Mild/Moderate Intellectual Disabilities.
Marla H on Dec 28, 2021
getting ready for pre-k
Crystle G on Dec 6, 2021
These worked really well when setting the foundations for reading and writing with my oldest son. The detailed, focused and complete approach (reading, writing, copying, identifying letters, sounds and later interpreting sentences and spelling) helped him understand the way the language worked while practicing fine motor and writing skills simultaneously. I am looking forward to using the same material with my daughters who are 4 and a half years old.
MARIA G on Nov 29, 2021
We used these with our daughter and it was amazing!
Cassandra Y on Nov 23, 2021
The Explode the Code series was great for my older kids. I haven't tried this A-C set, but it looks like it will lay a great foundation for the next bundle.
Amy B on Sep 14, 2021
It was recommended
Lydia B on Aug 11, 2021
Love these for our kindergarteners.
Rachel Y on Jul 29, 2021
This seems like a great workbook for my Preschooler's excitement about learning to read.
Rachel L on Jul 22, 2021
We have used the series previously and thought it was good.
Sara R on Jul 14, 2021
To go with our K Bookshark Curriculum we already have.
Morgan C on Jul 13, 2021
To work on phonetic skills with my 4 year old
Amanda L on Jun 11, 2021
heard great reviews
Cory D on May 21, 2021
got it before and loved it, using for my next child
Adrienne on Apr 27, 2021
I have used Explode the Code for many years and really like the format and the amount of practice these workbooks provide.
Susan S on Apr 6, 2021
Looking forward to introducing to my preschooler.
STEPHANIE R on Mar 15, 2021
This bundle has been amazing. We've worked through this with one child and I'm ordering the next bundle for the next kiddo to start!
Dora H on Mar 3, 2021
I have been very happy with these books in the past.
Crystal K on Feb 2, 2021
Guide my young boys to develop reading skills.
Sherry B on Jan 24, 2021
To teach my three year old.
Tia S on Jan 22, 2021
I used these books in my sp. ed. classroom.
Kylie M on Nov 25, 2020
JAMIE M on Oct 29, 2020
Great for letter recognition and fine motor practice!
Dorothy W on Oct 25, 2020
For a student with little knowledge of alphabet. Developmentally appropriate and structured.
Catherine B on Oct 11, 2020
Best seller as per website filter.
Cherie T on Oct 6, 2020
These are terrific phonics practice for my Kindergardeners.
Guest G on Aug 4, 2023
Explode the Code has been a tried & true part of our homeschooling journey for 20 years!
User on Jun 18, 2023
Why are the vowels not included in A, B, or C?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2022
BEST ANSWER: The vowels are included in the next of Explode the Code books. Which will go over all the different ways vowels can be utilized. Long, short, silent etc. they are more complex so that is why they are covered after the constants. Then they cover blends, and other grammar necessities. Such as prefix, suffix, etc.
What grade level is the Explode the Code A-C for?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I've used them in both Pre-K and K, depending on the child.
How many student workbooks?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
We love these books. We love the pace and the order. This is our first-time using A-C. We are looking forward to starting the older books which we have used before.
July 17, 2023
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
These were great! They helped my daughter learn how to read more then our language arts course. I got the next set as well and she already reading!
May 30, 2023
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Highly Recommend.
Using this and level 1 for my 3 and 6 yo... we are just now starting this bundle for my 3yo, but so far it's great. My 6 yo is flourishing in her reading and spelling skills. And I believe it has a lot todo with Explode the code. I recommend this for all parents trying to teach/help their child to read or spell. I will continue to use these books into the future.
November 20, 2022
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
First program my son doesn’t argue about
First program my son doesn’t argue about. I have 3 other highly rated phonics program that just didn’t work for my son.
November 12, 2022
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My daughter hated learning letter sounds but loves these books.
November 19, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great price!
October 23, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Gentle way to ease into reading
Love the gentle approach to phonics
September 8, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun and effective
This is my third time using these books and my kids love love love them. They are fun and simple yet reinforce spelling, reading and writing. I do have the teacher's manual and find it very helpful although you could do without.
July 1, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice and simple
We use this as our workbook. My 3.5 year old son likes working in it.
May 29, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
They are multi generational!!!
I used these books for my kids. Now I am thrilled to be using them for my grandkids. They absolutely love them!!
April 30, 2020
over 3 years ago

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