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Explode The Code Book 3, Literacy & Phonics, 2nd Edition

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Explode The Code student workbooks will make learning phonics concepts (and mastering reading/speaking/spelling/writing) engaging and accessible at home or for in-class reinforcement.

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Get your elementary grade readers up to speed on phonics with Explode The Code Books! Based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, this multisensory "code-centric program" provides direct, systematic lessons that teach students how to read/write/speak various words, phrases, sentences, and stories all on their own.

Explode The Code Book 3 introduces students to y as a vowel, silent-e, consonant digraphs (sh, th, wh, ch, -tch, -ng, -ck), and vowel digraphs (ee, ea, ai, ay, oa, ow). Through a variety of pen-to-paper exercises, students will get to practice blending sounds to read and write one-syllable words that include digraphs and long vowel sounds.

Softcover phonics workbook is recommended for Grades 1 to 4 (with included accommodations for English Language Learners and struggling readers). Enjoy the full Explode The Code Book series as desired (available in Books 1 to 6, each also with a 1/2 number for additional practice, and Books 7 and 8; each sold separately).
  • Explode The Code workbooks help build essential reading skills that include phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, comprehension, and writing
  • Book 3 introduces concepts that include words that present y as a vowel, long vowels with silent e, consonant and vowel digraphs, one-syllable words that include digraphs and long vowel sounds, and more
  • Consistent exercise formats with simple directions, black-and-white illustrations, and concrete examples allow students to learn and work independently
  • Activities build in difficulty level, starting with context appearing at word level (relating word to picture), then sentence level, short paragraphs, and ending with denser text passages
  • Post-tests are found at the end of each workbook to assess student's phonics knowledge for at-home learning or literacy classroom curriculum

Explode The Code®

  • Research-based multisensory program has flexible options, including student workbooks and online instruction
  • Abundant practice and reinforcement opportunities provide young learners with a foundation towards greater retention
  • Accommodations for English Language Learners and struggling readers

Reading Success with Direct Phonics Instruction


Explode The Code offers a complete systematic phonics program for grades PreK through 4. Based on the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading, it supports multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, and flexible instruction. Explode The Code will help your student build the essential literacy skills needed for reading success—phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and spelling.

Program Components

  • The many available components in this program offer a variety of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic options
  • Specific lesson plans for ELL students focus on vocabulary, grammar, reading, and comprehension
  • Explode The Code Half Books 1-1/2 through 6-1/2 provide extra practice, enabling students to read words, phrases, sentences, and stories independently
  • Choose between Print and Digital options for flexible implementation

Explode The Code® Online

  • Appealing game-like interface and immediate audio and visual feedback keeps students engaged and entertained while they learn
  • Rewards system adds excitement and incentive to continue progressing through the program
  • Students are guided through fun learning activities and receive adaptive instruction based on their proficiency level
  • Online reporting system allows for real-time, detailed information at the class and school level

For More Information

  • Visit our Explode The Code website to learn about the components of Explode The Code online
  • Content a sales consultant for more information on how you can best utilize this program in your school or district. Our sales consultants are your resource for product presentations, workshops, and product review samples.