Beyond the Code features decodable stories that follow the phonetic sequence of the series.
We like these. They provide additional reading, writing, and spelling practice in a fun format. I sat alongside as the boys did their work in Beyond the Code. Books 1 through 4 are comprehension and reasoning companion books for Explode the Code books. Beyond the Code may also be used independently. Grades 2-3
Each book in the Beyond the Code Reading Comprehension Series has different stories.
Introductory exercises teach word families and vocabulary.
Follow-up questions develop students’ understanding of the stories and encourage their reasoning abilities. After each story, students can complete illustrations by adding their own drawings. Grades 2-3.
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards
According to the publisher’s website, Beyond the Code is aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Beyond the Code
Beyond the Code Complete Bundle
The Beyond the Code Bundle includes one each of the following:
- Beyond the Code Books 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Beyond the Code Book 1
Beyond the Code Book 1 contains three illustrated stories and various related exercises. Grades 2-3.
Beyond the Code Book 2
Book 2 contains seven illustrated stories and accompanying exercises.
Beyond the Code Book 3
Book 3 has five illustrated stories with the related exercises listed above.
Beyond the Code Book 4
Book 4 has six illustrated stories with accompanying exercises.