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Explode the Code

Using your homeschooling favorite Explode the Code curricula just got easier with these lesson plans for your Homeschool Planet subscription. Explode the Code from Educators Publishing Service (EPS) is a research-based, multisensory, Orton-Gillingham based phonics program that builds essential literacy skills through direct and systematic instruction.

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  • A recommended course of study for each level of Explode the Code.
  • 30 to 62 days of assignments, depending on level, with a convenient page number referencing in the Student Workbook and Teacher Guide.
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Lesson Plans

Explode the Code ALL Lesson Plans Bundle  For Grades Pre-K - 4

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Explode the Code ALL Lesson Plans Bundle includes:

  • Get Ready for The Code, A
  • Get Set for The Code, B
  • Go for The Code, C
  • Explode The Code, Book 1
  • Explode The Code, Book 2
  • Explode The Code, Book 3
  • Explode The Code, Book 4
  • Explode The Code, Book 5
  • Explode The Code, Book 6
  • Explode The Code, Book 7
  • Explode The Code, Book 8

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Get Ready for The Code A  For Grades Pre-K - 1

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The curriculum for this Get Ready for The Code A lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

878196: Get Ready for the Code, Book A (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)Get Ready for the Code, Book A (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)
By Educators Publishing Service

Get Ready for the Code: Book A is the first book of three preliteracy primers which introduce all consonant letters, and are designed to be used before the Explode the Code series. Covering early literacy skills and letter formation, students will learn through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities that include tracing, matching, tracking, copying, and following directions. Book A teaches students consonants b, f, k, m, r, and t with an emphasis on phonemic awareness, letter formation, and fine-motor skills.

Special emphasis is given to discriminating between similar objects and letters, to developing the motor control necessary to write legibly, and to developing the listening skills children need to follow directions carefully.

The Explode the Code Teacher's Guide for Books A, B, and C 2nd Edition (sold-separately) is necessary to use this program; it includes the teacher's portion of the listening exercises given in this workbook.

Grades PreK-1. 78 non-reproducible pages, consumable softcover workbook.

This 2nd Edition of Get Ready for the Code A has been revised and features new exercises that reinforce letter formation, phonemic awareness, and sound-letter correspondence.

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Get Set for The Code B  For Grades Pre-K - 1

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The curriculum for this Get Set for The Code B lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

878205: Get Set for the Code, Book B (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)

Get Set for the Code, Book B (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)
By Educators Publishing Service

Get Set for the Code: Book Bis the second book of three preliteracy primers which introduce all consonant letters; they are designed to be used before the Explode the Code series. Covering early literacy skills and letter formation, students will learn through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities that include tracing, matching, tracking, copying, and following directions. Book B teaches students consonants d, h, j, n, p and s with an emphasis on phonemic awareness and letter formation.

The Explode the Code Teacher's Guide for Books A, B, and C 2nd Edition (sold-separately) is necessary to use this program; it includes the teacher's portion of the listening exercises given in this workbook.

Grades PreK-1. 78 non-reproducible pages, consumable softcover workbook.

This 2nd Edition of Get Set for the Code Book B has been revised and features exercises that reinforce letter formation, phonemic awareness, and sound-letter correspondence.

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Go for The Code C  For Grades Pre-K - 1

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The curriculum for this Go for The Code C lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

878219: Go for the Code, Book C (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)

Go for the Code, Book C (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)
By Educators Publishing Service

Go for the Code: Book C is the third and last book of three preliteracy primers which together introduce all consonant letters; they are designed to be used before the Explode the Code series. Covering the sounds of initial and final consonants. This book prepares students for reading and writing through letter formation, tracking skills, and phonemic awareness activities. Book C teaches students consonant sounds c, g, l, q, v, w, x, y, and z with an emphasis on phonemic awareness and sound-letter correspondence.

The Explode the Code Teacher's Guide for Books A, B, & C, 2nd Edition (sold-separately) is necessary to use this program; it includes the teacher's portion of the listening exercises given in this workbook.

Grades PreK-1. 110 non-reproducible pages, consumable softcover workbook.

This 2nd Edition of Go for the Code: Book C has been revised and features new exercises that reinforce letter formation, phonemic awareness, and sound-letter correspondence. Plus new review pages cover the initial consonant sounds taught in Get Ready, Get Set, and Go for The Code (Books A - C).

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Explode The Code Book 1  For Grades 1 - 4

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The curriculum for this Explode The Code Book 1 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

878021: Explode the Code, Book 1 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)

Explode the Code, Book 1 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)
By Educators Publishing Service

Explode the Code is a researched-based, multisensory, 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 posttest are provided.

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

96 pages, softcover. Non-reproducible, consumable workbook. 2nd Edition. Grades 1-3.

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Explode the Code Book 2  For Grades 1 - 4

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The curriculum for this Explode the Code Book 2 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

878027: Explode the Code, Book 2 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)

Explode the Code, Book 2 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)
By Educators Publishing Service

Explode the Code is a researched-based, multisensory, 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 2 introduces students to the sounds of initial and final consonant blends and is ideal for students in grades 1-3. Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include initial blends (bl, cl, fl, gl, sk, sl, pl, cr, dr, gr, br, fr, pr, tr, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, tw) and ending blends (mp, sk, st, fr, lt, nt, lf, lp, nd, nk). Students also practice blending sounds to read and write one-syllable words. Two review lessons are included along with a posttest.

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

94 pages, softcover. Non-reproducible, consumable workbook. 2nd Edition. Grades 1-3.

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Explode The Code Book 3  For Grades 1 - 4

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The curriculum for this Explode The Code Book 3 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

878034: Explode the Code, Book 3 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)

Explode the Code, Book 3 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)
By Educators Publishing Service

Explode the Code is a researched-based, multisensory, 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 3 focuses on long vowels and is ideal for students in grades 1-3. Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include words that present y as a vowel, long vowels with silent-e, and consonant and vowel digraphs. Students will also practice blending sounds to read and write one-syllable words that include digraphs and long vowel sounds. Two review lessons are included along with a posttest.

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

110 pages, softcover. Non-reproducible, consumable workbook. 2nd Edition. Grades 1-3.

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Explode The Code Book 4  For Grades 1 - 4

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The curriculum for this Explode The Code Book 4 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

878041: Explode the Code, Book 4 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)

Explode the Code, Book 4 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)
By Educators Publishing Service

Explode the Code is a researched-based, multisensory, 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 4 introduces students to compound words, common word endings, and syllabication and is ideal for students in grades 1-3. Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include compound words, common word endings (-ful, -ing, -est, -ed, -ness), syllable types (open, closed, Cle, silent-e, digraph), and syllabication with 2- and 3-syllable words. Students will also practice blending sounds to read and write multisyllabic words. One review lesson is included along with a posttest.

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

94 pages, softcover. Non-reproducible, consumable workbook. 2nd Edition. Grades 1-3.

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Explode The Code Book 5  For Grades 1 - 4

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The curriculum for this Explode The Code Book 5 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

878058: Explode the Code, Book 5 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)

Explode the Code, Book 5 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)
By Educators Publishing Service

Explode the Code Book 5 introduces students to new word endings and three-letter blends and is ideal for students in grades 2-4. Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include the sounds of -ed, words ending in -ey, word families all-alk, old-olt-oll, ild-ind, 3-letter blends thr-, shr-, scr-, str-, spr-, spl-, and qu words. Students will also practice blending sounds to read and write multi-syllabic words. Two review lessons are included along with a posttest.

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

92 pages, softcover. Non-reproducible, consumable workbook. 2nd Edition. Grades 2-4.

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Explode The Code Book 6  For Grades 1 - 4

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The curriculum for this Explode The Code Book 6 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

878064: Explode the Code, Book 6 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)

Explode the Code, Book 6 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)
By Educators Publishing Service

Explode the Code Book 6 introduces students to r-controlled vowels, silent letters, and vowel diphthongs and is ideal for students in grades 2-4. Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include the r-controlled vowels ar, or, er, ir, ur, war, wor,silent letters -igh, and vowel diphthongs oo, ea, ie, oi, oy, ou, ow, au, aw, ew, ui, ue. Students will also practice blending sounds to read and write multi-syllabic words. Three review lessons are included along with a posttest.

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

124 pages, softcover. Non-reproducible, consumable workbook. 2nd Edition. Grades 2-4.

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Explode The Code Book 7  For Grades 1 - 4

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878071: Explode the Code, Book 7 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)

Explode the Code, Book 7 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)
By Educators Publishing Service

Explode the Code Book 7 introduces students to the sounds of soft c and g, silent consonant patterns -dge, and silent t and silent h words and is ideal for students in grades 2-4. Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include soft c and g, silent letters -dge, -mb, kn, wr, silent t, silent h, ph, sounds of ear, and ei and eigh words. Students will also practice blending sounds to read and write multi-syllabic words and phrases. Three review lessons are included along with a posttest.

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

124 pages, softcover. Non-reproducible, consumable workbook. 2nd Edition. Grades 2-4.

Please note that this item is available for purchase by Homeschools only.

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Explode The Code Book 8  For Grades 1 - 4

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The curriculum for this Explode The Code Book 8 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

878089: Explode the Code, Book 8 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)

Explode the Code, Book 8 (2nd Edition; Homeschool Edition)
By Educators Publishing Service

Explode the Code Book 8 introduces students to more complex morphemic units including suffixes and irregular endings and is ideal for students in grades 2-4. Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include common suffixes and endings including: -ness -less, -ous, -or, -ist, -it, -ture, -ment, -able, -ible, -sion, -tion, -ance, -ence, -tive, -sive, -ify, -ize, -ti-, and -ci. Students will also practice combining word parts to create multisyllabic words. Three review lessons are included along with a posttest.

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

109 pages, softcover. Non-reproducible, consumable workbook. 2nd Edition. Grades 2-4.

Please note that this item is available for purchase by Homeschools only.

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