Explode the Code, for use in the primary and elementary grades, teaches the basic phonics concepts necessary for beginning through intermediate reading. Each of the 12 illustrated workbooks in the program contains a series of lessons of approximately 8 pages in length. These lesssons follow a consistent format designed to reinforce phonetic paterns in a sequential manner. Within each lesson children have extensive practice in matching, reading, copying, spelling, and writing sounds and words. Amusing illustrations, drawn by children, highlight the lesson exercises. The simple directions and consistent format allow students to progress independently. The workbooks provide teachers and students with an instructive and entertaining program to supplement any reading and spelling program. Book 5 1/2 provides more practice on the concepts presented in Book 5. Grade 2
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Review 1 for Explode the Code, Book 5 1/2
Date:November 30, 2007
With many children to homeschool I found these series of Explode the Code a wonderful way to to teach phonics in a relaxed way. After the child knows his letters and sounds, and has learned to blend simple three letter short voweled words, then the child can work four pages per day on his own. I like the child to bring the work to me so I can check it and sign "Mom". Its a good idea to do the 1/2 books for extra practice. This works well for children with a bit of dyslexia, since he is working on his own, he must work it out with no one in the way. Someone "teaching" demands, "What does this say? What is this sound? Which further confuses things. This way the child can look at the picture and have to spell it out on his own sequentially. I also recommend IEW for learning composition, Singapore Math, and Saxon. All easy to use, all very effective, all no nonsense programs.