- Paperback: 92 pages
- Publisher: School Specialty Publishing (June 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0838814603
- ISBN-13: 978-0838814604
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Explode the Code 1
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Once my daughter knew her letter sounds (thank you Leap Frog's Letter Factory!), I began showing her how the sounds could be "squashed" together to make words and how those sounds were inside of words. Since this concept requires a developmental leap, it can not be rushed or forced. Slowly she began to understand (she was 3.5 at the time) and one day, the light bulb clicked on. She could pick out the letters in simple words that she heard and read simple C-V-C words like 'cat'. That's when I went looking for the next step.
I checked out several books from the library, including "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons", "Phonics Pathways", and "The Reading Lesson". Of those, I liked "Phonics Pathways" the best and bought a copy. I began spending 5 minutes a day, a few days a week, working with my daughter but quickly realized that she HATED the book and it's boring lessons. So, I bought "Explode the Code 1". What a difference!
While the pictures are crude, they were just enough to catch my daughter's interest. Since each lesson has the same format, the same types of activities, she quickly learned what was expected on each type of page - a great comfort to a young child learning to do something new and difficult.Read more ›
My student enjoys the Student pages in the Explode the Code books. Once a student learns to do each type of exercise they can be completed with a great degree of independence. Some times we spend more time on student pages one day and more time with other activities the other just to mix it up a bit.
The ETC 1/2 numbered series offers more practice on the same skills taught in the whole numbered books.
For those on a budget, or who are not ready to commit to purchasing an entire phonics system, as well as others who only need to remediate certain objectives, the fact that these books are sold separately is nice.
While I use these as part of our home schooling day, I feel these books would be well suited for parents who wish to challenge a reader who is not being challenged in early grades at school, or who wishes to help remediate a slow or struggling reader. Explode the code is actually written for use in a class setting but well designed and lends to any student to teacher ratio.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Used with my kids now teaching my granddaughter the best way to learn phonicsPublished 10 days ago by Kim Ridley
best phonics book I have found yet. I'm not all about sight words to learn to read I appreciate my children being able to sound words out. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Caitlin Barrow
I taught my first daughter to read using Explode the Code series of books, and now I am teaching my second daughter. These books are a HUGE value and easy to use!Published 14 days ago by Courtney R. J. Thompson
Love this book series. It is a great tool to teach reading and writing. I have used with multiple children and always recommend it to moms with young childrenPublished 3 months ago by Sherie Wo
I am a second generation homeschooler and loved Explode the Code during my own schooling. My son is a perfectionist and struggles with wanting to instantly conquer phonics and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bingo Bird