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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To work on phonetic skills with my 4 year old
Amanda L on Jun 11, 2021
got it before and loved it, using for my next child
Adrienne on Apr 27, 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
For our volunteer reading tutors to use with their students.
Susan T on Sep 24, 2020
part of our home school curriculum.
Mario P on Aug 28, 2020
suggested by a friend who teaches pre K/ Kindergarten through a charter school vendor
amy a on Aug 22, 2020
Recommended by a friend.
Carrie D on Aug 20, 2020
We've used these for our four oldest children and I'm so excited my two youngest children are now ready for them. Explode the code teaches great listening skills from the beginning.
Marcie H on Aug 12, 2020
My mom has been using Explode the Code for tutoring for years and my older daughter has enjoyed doing these for fun with her. Since preschool isn't reopening, I thought it would be a good support for my younger daughter as well.
Brooke D on Aug 11, 2020
Excellent series of books! Has worked well so far for my oldest three children.
Aaron L on Aug 3, 2020
Homeschooling my second year Pre-K child in lieu of sending him back to his school this year.
Courtney A on Aug 2, 2020
My kids do well with this.
Katherine D on Aug 1, 2020
Christie A on Jul 31, 2020
Explode the code books are an excellent foundation for learning phonics, thus learning how to read and spell.
Janna D on Jul 31, 2020
I want to get my 3 year old son started on phonics this fall, so that he has something to do while his big sister works on her reading. :}
Kaitlin B. on Jul 30, 2020
I've used these in the past and they have been great for beginnings readers.
Helen J on Jul 30, 2020
Came highly recommended for my worksheet loving preschooler to help with pre-reading skills
Summer P on Jul 30, 2020
My older children have used Explode the Code with great success so I decided to use it for my youngest this year.
Christina T on Jul 20, 2020
These are great additional introductory pages for a phonics program when learning the consonants.
Stacia B on Jul 16, 2020
we enjoyed this for my first born and want to try it for my second born
Shayleen V on Jul 16, 2020
Explode the Code is my favorite phonics series.
User on Jul 15, 2020
Used in the past and children enjoy doing it. They said that they learned stuff and it was easy.
David B on Jul 8, 2020
Excellent product for teaching students how to master phonics and spelling. I have used this product for my son and it helped immensely.
Staci S on Jul 4, 2020
Success with this program in the past
Cara S on Jun 18, 2020
kindergartener learning to read
Brittany E on Jun 16, 2020
My elementary aged children have enjoyed books 1 and 2 so I thought I would try these for my preschooler to supplement All About Reading
Alicia S on Jun 13, 2020
It teaches basic phonics clearly and thoroughly. Most of my children have learned to read fairly easily using these books.
Dawn S on Jun 9, 2020
Cynthia V on Jun 8, 2020
We love the Explode the Code A-C Workbooks for Pre-K. All of our kids have been reading by Kindergarten because of the time we have spent working through the fun activities in these books.
Matt W on Jun 3, 2020
My 6-year old grandson has been resistant to online distance learning for his kindergarten. I have used these wonderful books for 30 years in my Learning Support Room and never found a child who didn't want to work in his Explode the Code Book!
Jane M on May 25, 2020
I taught my children to read with these books and now I am ordering them for my grandchildren.
Deborah B on May 22, 2020
Teaching my grand babies to read. I remember my own children enjoyed these books.
Colleen S on May 19, 2020
these books are great beginning to assisting a child in learning their alphabet letters and sounds.
Leneta J on May 8, 2020
To complete the kit for the student work books.
Doreen M on May 6, 2020
My kindergartener is struggling with learning letter sounds and reading
Karen A on May 5, 2020
I picked these books because it was highly recommended by someone who says that these books are great for teaching kids phonics.
ERIKA L on May 5, 2020
I used this product when homeschooling my grandson 15 years ago. It's an excellent program and I will now be using it to home school my kindergarten age granddaughter.
Linda M on May 3, 2020
I've used this curriculum successfully with my other 5 children.
Matt W on May 1, 2020
Explode the Code has worked so well for my 1st grader that we wanted to try it with our preschooler.
Jacquelyn O on Apr 22, 2020
heard great reviews
Cory D on May 21, 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
What grade level is the Explode the Code A-C for?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I used Explode the Code for all my kids, who are now adult age. Since it was a long time ago, I don't remember that it had grade levels assigned, but I'm thinking I used it about the time the kids were about ready to start reading or perhaps had already started, about 1st grade. The "Get Ready for the Code" Series could be used in pre-K or kindergarten, depending on the child and their readiness. I do remember liking the series and my kids did, too. It was one set of books I used for all four, even though they had different learning rates and abilities.
How many student workbooks?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
My daughter hated learning letter sounds but loves these books.
November 19, 2020
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great price!
October 23, 2020
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Gentle way to ease into reading
Love the gentle approach to phonics
September 8, 2020
over 2 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Simple and clear, even I cannot mess this up.
Finally, a simple and clear way to present phonics to my child. Even this basic level is giving him the confidence lost by pushing too hard, too fast with other programs.
March 12, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun for the kids to use.
June 24, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it!
My son was not enjoying his K5 work at all until I bought this. Thanks for making School halfway enjoyable again, because let’s be honest, what 6 year old boy is going to really enjoy sitting still and doing School Work ??
September 5, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My 6 year old is flying through the books and loves doing them.
October 13, 2017
over 3 years ago

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