Explode the Code Workbooks

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The Explode the Code® Workbooks are an economical and homeschool friendly phonics series.

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Features of Explode the Code Workbooks

  • It can be used to supplement any reading program or to teach reading if you are familiar with phonics.
    • Being familiar with phonics, we worked one-on-one with each child to learn to read with Explode the Code workbooks.
  • If you aren’t sure where to place your student, there is a Placement Test.
    • Or if you know which sounds the student needs to learn, then you can look at the consonants, vowels, and blends covered in each book to choose the best level.
    • Choose the easier level if the results are close. 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 how the workbooks are formatted and get used to it.
  • There’s a reason the pictures are goofy and look as if a child drew them.
    • No guessing what the picture is about!
    • Your student has to read to answer correctly.
  • If you work one-on-one with your child on each page, you can:
    • Teach, reinforce, and praise your child’s handwriting.
    • Teach, reinforce, and praise your child’s on spelling.
    • Teach, reinforce, and praise your child’s reading skills.
  • For the child who likes to learn with flash cards, Code Cards are available.
  • For the child who needs more practice and review, the ½ level workbooks are available.
  • The Explode the Code® Phonics Workbooks are available separately or in bundles.
  • According to the publisher’s website, Explode the Code Phonics Workbooks are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
    • Note: if you are opposed to the CCS, please take our word that the workbooks themselves haven’t changed enough to reject them because they meet those standards. The changes in the workbooks have improved them in our opinion. (like half-dot lines added for answers in Book 1, for example.)

Before Explode the Code

Get Ready, Get Set, Go for the Code WorkbooksBefore your student starts in Explode the Code Books 1 to 8, he should know the consonants and their sounds. These are taught in Get Ready Get Set and Go for the Code Workbooks A to C.

Placement Test

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

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

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

Publisher: EPS Literacy and Intervention, School Specialty

ISBN-13: 9780838808511

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.”

Grades K-4

List $21.15

Price $18.99

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Code Cards

Explode the Code Cards

Explode the Code Cards

 

Explode the Code Cards

Publisher: EPS Literacy and Intervention, School Specialty

ISBN-13: 9780838817889

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

Grades K-4

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Price $9.79

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Teacher’s Guide 1-2

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

Explode the Code Teacher Guide 1-2

Explode the Code 1-2 Teacher Guide

Publisher: EPS Literacy and Intervention, School Specialty

ISBN-13: 9780838808535

The Explode the Code 1-2 Teacher’s Guide will be very helpful if you haven’t taught reading or phonics before or if you need extra teaching help for different learning needs and styles.

The Teacher’s Guide for Books 1 & 2  has the following features:

  • Options for instruction and reinforcement of each lesson
  • Each lesson plan uses the same easy format:
    • Quick Review-of the previous concepts
    • Phonological/Phonemic Awareness-instruction to help students with the sounds in spoken words. Activities in Books 1-2 focus on blending.
    • Phonics-to learn the sound-symbol relationship
    • Vocabulary-learn new words and identify sight words
    • Completing Student Pages-directions for the workbook pages
    • Comprehension-activities to build comprehension
    • Fluency-reading practice to work on pronunciation, intonation, and speed
    • Writing-writing practice
    • Differentiating Instruction-suggestions to help with different learning styles and needs
    • Key-Answers to the posttests for Books 1, 1½, 2, and 2½

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Workbook 1

Explode the Code Workbook 1

Explode the Code Workbook 1

Explode the Code Workbook 1

Publisher: EPS Literacy and Intervention, School Specialty

ISBN-13: 9780838814604

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.

Activities focus on blending which is sometimes hard for beginning readers to grasp.

List $9.40

Price $8.45

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Workbook 2

Explode the Code Workbook 2

Explode the Code Workbook 2

Explode the Code Workbook 2

Publisher: EPS Literacy and Intervention, School Specialty

ISBN-13: 9780838814611

Book 2 covers Initial and final consonant blends.

There is more practice with using short vowels and with blending.

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Teacher’s Guide 3-4

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

Explode the Code Teacher Guide 3-4

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

Publisher: EPS Literacy and Intervention, School Specialty

ISBN-13: 9780838808542

The Explode the Code 3-4 Teacher’s Guide is very helpful if you haven’t taught reading or phonics before or if you need extra teaching help for different learning needs and styles.

The Teacher’s Guide for Books 3 & 4 has the following features:

  • Options for instruction and reinforcement of each lesson
  • Each lesson plan uses the same easy format:
    • Quick Review-of the previous concepts
    • Phonological/Phonemic Awareness-instruction to help students with the sounds in spoken words. In Book 4 your student will also identify syllables in words.
    • Phonics-to learn the sound-symbol relationship
    • Vocabulary-learn new words and identify sight words
    • Completing Student Pages-directions for the workbook pages
    • Comprehension-activities to build comprehension
    • Fluency-reading practice to work on pronunciation, intonation, and speed
    • Writing-writing practice
    • Differentiating Instruction-suggestions to help with different learning styles and needs
    • Key-Answers to the posttests for Books 3, 3½, 4, and 4½

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Workbook 3

Explode the Code Workbook 3

Explode the Code Workbook 3

Explode the Code Workbook 3

Publisher: EPS Literacy and Intervention, School Specialty

ISBN-13: 9780838814628

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.

Your child will start learning to read long vowel words. Sometimes it is hard for beginning readers to know when a vowel is short or long. Book 3 has exercises that help to learn the difference.

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Price $8.45

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Workbook 4

Explode the Code Workbook 4

Explode the Code Workbook 4

Explode the Code Workbook 4

Publisher: EPS Literacy and Intervention, School Specialty

ISBN-13: 9780838814635

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

One of the best features in Workbook 4 is the lessons on dividing syllables.

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Go to Get Ready, Get Set, Go for the Code WorkbooksGo to Explode the Code Levels 1 to 4 Go to Explode the Code Levels 5-6 Go to Explode the Code Levels 7-8 Go to Explode the Code Workbooks 1½ to 6½Go to Beyond the Code WorkbooksGo to Explode the Code Bundles

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