Explode the Code Book 1

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Item #: 008354
ISBN: 9780838814604
Grades: K-4
Author: Nancy Hall; Rena Price

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Publisher: Educators Publishing Service
Pub. Date: 1990
Binding: Trade Cloth
Pages: 90
Edition: Revised
Language: English
Grade Range: 0 to 4

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4.8 / 5.0
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We like ETC
I think ETC is great. It has repetition of words and writing. It has helped my son remember my words and learn his vowel sounds. We'll be getting the next ETC also.
November 6, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Essential Lessons for Phonics Mastery!
FANTASTIC resource!! Make sure you buy the Teacher's Guide and follow it to get the most out of this systematic, direct teaching of phonics!!
November 1, 2015
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over 2 years ago
Good
Good beginner book but quite dull and repetitive. Wouldn't use again.
October 31, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
This is one of the most AMAZING pieces of curriculum I have ever used I found the online version for my son as he started reading and I was amazed at how ETC took the "monster" of learning how to read and broke it down into tiny less intimating steps My son was reading without realizing it Then I used this in workbook form to start another boy I tutored how to read He too was picking it up so fast and didn't even realized he was reading! So when my daughter was ready we used this curriculum She already had started to read through A Beka but I had her do this book to have her work on independence She easily worked on the book each day as I worked with her older brother and she was building confidence in her reading I RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE!
June 26, 2014
I purchased this book for my 6 year old daughter who is a natural reader I purchased a couple other books on different levels for other children and thought that she might enjoy this as well so they'd all have the same 'phonics books'I'm SO glad I did She has never needed much instruction in reading just explaining a new blend or syllable rule but her reading has EXPLODED since she started working in this book! ETC2 is all about common blends at the beginning and ending of words Since she's been working on it her reading speed has gone up by leaps and bounds! I have to make her put it down at the end of the day and she often works through an entire lesson (8 pages worth of work) in a single dayIt's her favorite part of school time!Again I would recommend this book to anyone teaching a child to read! This series is amazing!
July 25, 2012
I won't repeat all of the great aspects of Explode the Code that have already been hammered on here but I will add to them I didn't use Explode the Code with my first son as he was learning to read because it came very naturally to him My second son struggled with the vowels a bit so I wanted more practice for him This came highly recommended When I looked at the samples I was hesitant to get it for two reasons We also use Handwriting Without Tears and I was afraid that going between 2 lines and 3 lines would be a problem for my 5-year-old son but it has not been For the first few lessons I had to sit with him so he understood what the book wanted and how to write on the lines Ever since then he has done much of the work independently Looking at the samples I also wondered if my son would always be able to tell what the pictures were meant to represent Sometimes he has to ask me and we figure it out together but this has not become a nuisance because there is so much repetition that we are not constantly deciphering new pictures This is an awesome program that I am sorry I waited so long to try!
March 16, 2012
There used to be a cold medicine that advertised itself by saying "tastes awful - but it works!" These books LOOK awful but they WORK I was very hesitant about Explode the Code The artwork is terrible (strange!) and the pages seem extremely repetitious But I wanted a phonics-based writing / decoding method that would complement our phonic reading with Bob Books and this came highly recommended Now I know why! We have only used Book 1 so far but I'm planning to use Book 2 next year I haven't bought the teacher's guide and think we're fine without it and I don't think we will need the 15 book either because Book 1 provides so much reinforcementAs adults we dislike this kind of repetition but for my daughter (she's almost 6) this book has been SO empowering Having seen copied written out a word so many times she is 100% sure she's writing it correctly and this has given her the boldness to embark on her own creative writing - without asking me how to spell every single word! Explode the Code reinforces decoding spelling and reading skills she will have for life
January 13, 2011
Explode the Code is a wonderful tool for easily teaching alphabet sounds practicing writing fine motor skills words and much more The teachers manuals are needed for some of the pages and a good resource to help you teach better The A B & C books are perfect for my preschooler who knows some of her letters and sounds Book 1 is a perfect match for my Kindergartner who is reading and writing short vowel three letter words Challenging for both of them at just the right levels They both beg to work in the workbooks even on non-school days A great fit for our family- they want to learn!
February 21, 2010
Excellent phonics workbook! The teacher's guide is necessary as there are minimal instructions on the student pages Rather than giving the correct answer with several obvious incorrect answers ETC gives options that are very similar to the correct answer giving students an opportunity to distinguish slight differences I think this makes ETC better than many other options available My kids are 4 & 5 and not yet independent workers but a downfall might be that there are very few instructions on the student work pages requiring adult assistance and making independent work less viable with this book Again that's not an issue with our family All in all this is a great workbook and you can't get a better price than Rainbow Resource offers Highly recommended
April 16, 2009
This is our first year homeschooling My daughter was in public school for Kindergarten and had difficulty with sight words and words which look similar - rat ran rag etcWe decided to try Explode the Code because of the repetition and review with words that first graders confuse easilyWe love this book! She still struggles with mixing words sometimes but it helps so much for her to see the words together use them in sentences and compare them to picturesThe books are so reasonably priced that we will stick with them!
October 30, 2008
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    4.8 / 5.0
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    We like ETC
    I think ETC is great. It has repetition of words and writing. It has helped my son remember my words and learn his vowel sounds. We'll be getting the next ETC also.
    November 6, 2015
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Essential Lessons for Phonics Mastery!
    FANTASTIC resource!! Make sure you buy the Teacher's Guide and follow it to get the most out of this systematic, direct teaching of phonics!!
    November 1, 2015
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Good
    Good beginner book but quite dull and repetitive. Wouldn't use again.
    October 31, 2015
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    This is one of the most AMAZING pieces of curriculum I have ever used I found the online version for my son as he started reading and I was amazed at how ETC took the "monster" of learning how to read and broke it down into tiny less intimating steps My son was reading without realizing it Then I used this in workbook form to start another boy I tutored how to read He too was picking it up so fast and didn't even realized he was reading! So when my daughter was ready we used this curriculum She already had started to read through A Beka but I had her do this book to have her work on independence She easily worked on the book each day as I worked with her older brother and she was building confidence in her reading I RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE!
    June 26, 2014
    I purchased this book for my 6 year old daughter who is a natural reader I purchased a couple other books on different levels for other children and thought that she might enjoy this as well so they'd all have the same 'phonics books'I'm SO glad I did She has never needed much instruction in reading just explaining a new blend or syllable rule but her reading has EXPLODED since she started working in this book! ETC2 is all about common blends at the beginning and ending of words Since she's been working on it her reading speed has gone up by leaps and bounds! I have to make her put it down at the end of the day and she often works through an entire lesson (8 pages worth of work) in a single dayIt's her favorite part of school time!Again I would recommend this book to anyone teaching a child to read! This series is amazing!
    July 25, 2012
    I won't repeat all of the great aspects of Explode the Code that have already been hammered on here but I will add to them I didn't use Explode the Code with my first son as he was learning to read because it came very naturally to him My second son struggled with the vowels a bit so I wanted more practice for him This came highly recommended When I looked at the samples I was hesitant to get it for two reasons We also use Handwriting Without Tears and I was afraid that going between 2 lines and 3 lines would be a problem for my 5-year-old son but it has not been For the first few lessons I had to sit with him so he understood what the book wanted and how to write on the lines Ever since then he has done much of the work independently Looking at the samples I also wondered if my son would always be able to tell what the pictures were meant to represent Sometimes he has to ask me and we figure it out together but this has not become a nuisance because there is so much repetition that we are not constantly deciphering new pictures This is an awesome program that I am sorry I waited so long to try!
    March 16, 2012
    There used to be a cold medicine that advertised itself by saying "tastes awful - but it works!" These books LOOK awful but they WORK I was very hesitant about Explode the Code The artwork is terrible (strange!) and the pages seem extremely repetitious But I wanted a phonics-based writing / decoding method that would complement our phonic reading with Bob Books and this came highly recommended Now I know why! We have only used Book 1 so far but I'm planning to use Book 2 next year I haven't bought the teacher's guide and think we're fine without it and I don't think we will need the 15 book either because Book 1 provides so much reinforcementAs adults we dislike this kind of repetition but for my daughter (she's almost 6) this book has been SO empowering Having seen copied written out a word so many times she is 100% sure she's writing it correctly and this has given her the boldness to embark on her own creative writing - without asking me how to spell every single word! Explode the Code reinforces decoding spelling and reading skills she will have for life
    January 13, 2011
    Explode the Code is a wonderful tool for easily teaching alphabet sounds practicing writing fine motor skills words and much more The teachers manuals are needed for some of the pages and a good resource to help you teach better The A B & C books are perfect for my preschooler who knows some of her letters and sounds Book 1 is a perfect match for my Kindergartner who is reading and writing short vowel three letter words Challenging for both of them at just the right levels They both beg to work in the workbooks even on non-school days A great fit for our family- they want to learn!
    February 21, 2010
    Excellent phonics workbook! The teacher's guide is necessary as there are minimal instructions on the student pages Rather than giving the correct answer with several obvious incorrect answers ETC gives options that are very similar to the correct answer giving students an opportunity to distinguish slight differences I think this makes ETC better than many other options available My kids are 4 & 5 and not yet independent workers but a downfall might be that there are very few instructions on the student work pages requiring adult assistance and making independent work less viable with this book Again that's not an issue with our family All in all this is a great workbook and you can't get a better price than Rainbow Resource offers Highly recommended
    April 16, 2009
    This is our first year homeschooling My daughter was in public school for Kindergarten and had difficulty with sight words and words which look similar - rat ran rag etcWe decided to try Explode the Code because of the repetition and review with words that first graders confuse easilyWe love this book! She still struggles with mixing words sometimes but it helps so much for her to see the words together use them in sentences and compare them to picturesThe books are so reasonably priced that we will stick with them!
    October 30, 2008
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    Best phonics program a tutor can follow!
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