Explode the Code Phonics Workbooks

The Explode the Code® Phonics Workbooks are available separately or in bundles.

It is an economical and homeschool friendly reading workbook series that can be used to supplement any reading program. Being familiar with phonics, we worked one-on-one with each child who used the workbooks and taught reading with phonics with it.

If you aren’t sure where to place your student, there is a Placement Test.

Or you can look at the consonants, vowels, and blends covered in each book if you know which sounds the student needs to learn.

We suggest that you choose an easier level if the results are close. That is because success breeds success. When a student is struggling with a subject, there is nothing like doing something you’re very good at. With this program, it is also a good way to learn the way the workbooks are formatted and get used to it.

For the child who likes to learn with flash cards, Code Cards are available. Various Bundle sets are also available below.

Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

According to the publisher’s website, Explode the Code Phonics Workbooks are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Before Explode the Code

Before your student starts in Explode the Code Books 1 to 8, he should know the consonants and their sounds. These are taught in Books A to C.

Placement Test

Explode the Code Placement Tests

Explode the Code Placement Tests for Books A-C and 1-8

By Educator’s Publishing Service

This is a “quick assessment designed to help teachers place their students in the appropriate level of the series. The Placement Tests assess the skills presented in the series.”

“The results of the tests can also point to specific skill areas where students need improvement. This resource provides a description of four tests and two that are optional along with instructions for administration, scoring, and analysis. Reproducible test forms and summary sheets are included.”

ISBN-13: 9780838808511

Grades K-4

List $21.15

Price $18.99

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Code Cards

 

Explode the Code Cards

By EPS

The Code Cards key word pictures and letters for Books 1 to 3 1/2 are index card size in black and white.

ISBN-13: 9780838817889

Grades K-4

List $11.30

Price $9.79

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Books 1 to 8 and Teacher’s Guides

Explode the Code Teacher's Guide Books 1 and 2

Explode the Code Teacher Guide-Key for Books 1-2

By Educator’s Publishing Service

ISBN-13: 9780838808535

List $9.35

Price $8.35

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Explode the Code Book 1

Explode the Code Book 1

By EPS

Book 1 of the Explode the Code Phonics Workbooks covers short vowels for the beginning reader who knows the consonant sounds*. It includes some handwriting instruction for the letters introduced in this book. This is very handy because you can give immediate feedback to your student as answers are written.

*There is also lots of practice with the consonant sounds.

ISBN-13: 9780838814604

List $9.40

Price $8.45

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Explode the Code Book 2

Explode the Code Book 2

By Educator’s Publishing Service

Book 2 covers Initial and final consonant blends.

ISBN-13: 9780838814611

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Price $8.45

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Explode the Code Teacher's Guide Books 3 and 4

Explode the Code Teacher Guide/Key for Books 3-4

By EPS

ISBN-13: 9780838808542

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Price $8.35

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Explode the Code Book 3

Explode the Code Book 3

By Educator’s Publishing Service

In Book 3 of the Explode the Code Phonics Workbooks, the sounds covered are -y, silent e, sh, th, wh, ch, ng, ck, tch, ai.

ISBN-13: 9780838814628

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Price $8.45

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Explode the Code Book 4

Explode the Code Book 4

By EPS

Book 4 covers ful, ing, est, ed, ness, y, le, etc.

ISBN-13: 9780838814635

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Price $8.45

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Explode the Code Teacher's Guide Books 5 and 6

Explode the Code Teacher Guide/Key for Books 5-6

By Educator’s Publishing Service

ISBN-13: 9780838808559

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Explode the Code Book 5

Explode the Code Book 5

By EPS

Book 5 of the Explode the Code Phonics Workbooks covers the word ending -ed and -ey; word families all-alk, old-olt-oll, ild-ink; 3-letter blends scr-, shr-, spl- spr-, str-, thr-,; and qu words.

ISBN-13: 9780838814642

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Explode the Code Phonics Workbook 6

Explode the Code Book 6

By Educator’s Publishing Service

Book 6 covers r-controlled vowels such as ar, or, er, ir, ut, war, and wor; silent letters igh; and vowel diphthongs oo, ea, ie, oi, oy, ow, au, aw, ew, ui, ue.

ISBN-13: 9780838816103

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Price $8.45

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Explode the Code Teacher's Guide Books 7 and 8

Explode the Code Teacher Guide/Key for Books 7-8

By EPS

ISBN-13: 9780838808566

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Price $8.35

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Explode the Code Book 7

Explode the Code Book 7

By Educator’s Publishing Service

Book 7 covers soft c and g; ear; words with ei and eigh; silent letters -dge, -mb, kn-, wr-, silent t, silent h, and ph.

ISBN-13: 9780838816462

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Explode the Code Book 8

Explode the Code Book 8

By EPS

Book 8 covers common suffixes and endings such as -ness, -less, -ous, -or, -ist, -ity, -ture, -ment, -able, -ible, -sion, -tion, -ance, -ence, -tive, -sive, -ity, -ize, -ti-, and -ci-.

ISBN-13: 9780838816479

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Price $8.45

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Explode the Code 1/2 Series

The Explode the Code 1/2 Series is useful for the student who needs extra practice in a regular level of the series. For example if your student completed level 1, but struggled with it or needs more practice of the same level, then use EC Book 1 1/2 before proceeding to Level 2. If your student is doing well with each level, you won’t need the 1/2 books. Save when you purchase all six books in the EC 1/2 Series Bundle.

Explode the Code 1 1/2

Explode the Code Book 1 1/2

By Educator’s Publishing Service

This book provides further short vowel practice in reading for the student who needs to review these skills before moving into Explode the Code Book 2.

ISBN-13: 9780838817728

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Price $8.45

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Explode the Code 2 1/2

Explode the Code Book 2 1/2

By EPS

Further practice in Explode the Code Book 2 skills

ISBN-13: 9780838817742

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Price $8.45

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Explode the Code 3 1/2

Explode the Code Book 3 1/2

By Educator’s Publishing Service

Further practice in Explode the Code Book 3 skills

ISBN-13: 9780838817759

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Price $8.45

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Explode the Code 4 1/2

Explode the Code Book 4 1/2

By EPS

Further practice in Explode the Code Book 4 skills

ISBN-13: 9780838817773

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Explode the Code 5 1/2

Explode the Code Book 5 1/2

By Educator’s Publishing Service

Further practice in Explode the Code Book 5 skills

ISBN-13: 9780838817896

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Price $8.45

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Explode the Code 6 1/2

Explode the Code Book 6 1/2

By EPS

Further practice in Explode the Code Book 6 skills

ISBN-13: 9780838817902

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Explode the Code Bundles

 

Explode the Code Deluxe Bundle

Educator’s Publishing Service

The EC Deluxe Bundle includes one each of the following:

  • EC Student Books 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5, 6, 7, and 8
  • EC Teacher Guides for Books 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8
  • EC Student Books 1½ , 2½,3½, 4½, 5½, and 6½.

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ECDBundle

List $169.00

Price $142.95

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Explode the Code Complete Bundle

By EPS

The EC Complete Bundle includes one each of the following:

  • EC Student Books 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5, 6, 7, and 8
  • EC Teacher Guides for Books 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8

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ECComBundle

Grades K-4

List $112.60

Price $95.95

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Explode the Code Student Book Set Bundle

Educator’s Publishing Service

The EC Student Book Set Bundle includes one each of the following:

  • EC Student Books 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5, 6, 7, and 8

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ECStBundle

Grades K-4

List $75.20

Price $64.95

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Explode the Code Series Bundle

By EPS

The EC Series Bundle includes one each of the following:

  • EC Series Student Books 1½, 2½,3½, 4½, 5½, and 6½.

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EC½Bundle

Grades K-4

List $56.40

Price $49.95

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