Explode the Code Book One
Explode the Code is a research based, multi-sensory, Orton-Gillingham based program that builds essential literacy skills through direct systematic phonics instruction. Providing a comprehensive overview of phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and spelling. Students will gain the skills they need to read words, phrases, sentences and stories on their own.
Explode the Code Book 1 introduces short vowel sounds and is ideal for students in grades 1-3. Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: short a, short a with final consonant sounds, short i, short u, short e, and short o. Students will also practice blending sounds to read and write CVC words. Reviews are included throughout, and both a pretest (which measures student familiarity with consonant sounds, a prerequisite to this book) and a post test are provided. Reinforcement and extra practice is available in “half workbooks” that correspond with workbooks 1-6!
The 2nd Edition of Explode the Code features:
- Revised student directions for precision and ease of understanding
- Updated content and some illustrations to clarify examples
- Stories in Books 7 & 8 were revised and/or replaced with new content
Types of Exercises:
- Visual Discrimination
- Matching, blending, copying, spelling, and reading
- Word building with syllables
- Cumulative review
- Reading a short story and answering comprehension questions in books 7 and 8.
- Crossword and word find puzzles in books 7 and 8.
96 pages, softcover. Non-reproducible, consumable workbook. 2nd Edition. Grades 1-3.
Additional materials available (sold separately) include: Teachers guide, Placement tests, Teachers Guide for English Language Learners, Code Cards, Wall Chart and activity book and Beyond the Code workbooks. Beyond the Code is a four-book series for grades 2-4 that helps students develop important comprehension and thinking skills at the earliest level. The books contain charmingly illustrated stories with exercises following the same phonetic structure as the Explode The Code series.
Vendor: Educators Publishing Service
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
Series: Explode the Code
Explode the Code Series Scope and Sequence
(The 1/2 workbooks in the series are for reinforcement and extra practice.)
Get Ready for the Code: consonants b, f, m, k, r, and t.
Get Set for the Code: consonants p,j,h,s,n, and d.
Go for the Code: consonants c,l,g,w,y,v,z,q, and x.
Workbook 1 introduces students to the sounds of short vowels. The exercises begin with short a and then follow with short i, short u, short e, and short o. Students practice blending sounds to read and write CVC words.
Workbook 2 introduces students to the sounds of initial and final consonant blends. The exercises begin with beginning l blends and progress through to final blends. Students practice blending sounds to read and write one-syllable words.
Workbook 3 begins with words that present y as a vowel, then progress to long vowels with silent e, and finally to consonant and vowel digraphs. Students practice blending sounds to read and write one-syllable words that include digraphs and long vowel sounds.
Workbook 4 introduces students to compound words, common endings, and syllable types. Students learn that compound words are made up of two smaller words that when put together make a word with a different meaning. They practice adding the endings –ful, -ing, -est, -ed, and -ness to make new words.
Workbook 5 introduces students to the word endings -ed and -ey, word families including all-alk, old-olt-oll, ild-ind, the digraph qu, and 3-letter blends. Students practice blending sounds to read and write multisyllabic words.
Workbook 6 introduces students to the r-controlled vowels, silent letters (-igh), and vowel diphthongs. Students practice blending sounds to read and write multisyllabic words.
Workbook 7 introduces students to the sounds of soft c and g, silent consonant patterns such as -dge, -mb, kn, wr, and silent t and silent h words. In addition, this book teaches the sounds of ear, ei, eigh, and ph words. Students practice blending sounds to read and write multisyllabic words and phrases.
Workbook 8 introduces students to more complex morphemic units including suffixes and irregular endings. Students combine word parts to create multisyllabic words and increase their vocabulary by learning the meanings of common suffixes and endings. All workbooks have several review lessons and a posttest. Reinforcement and extra practice is available in “half workbooks” that correspond with workbooks 1-6!
Beyond The Code Grades 2-4
A four-book series that helps students develop important comprehension and thinking skills at the earliest level. The books contain charmingly illustrated stories with exercises following the same phonetic structure as the Explode The Code series.