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Explode The Code Get Ready for the Code, Literacy & Phonics, Book A

Item #: 9780838878194

Get your youngest learners primed and ready for reading and writing with this pre-literacy phonics activity book! Book A is the first out of 3 comprehensive Get Ready For The Code workbooks. Teacher's Guide required (sold separately).

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Designed to be used before the Explode The Code Book series, this Get Ready For The Code Book A (the first out of 3 early literacy primer books) helps prepare students for reading and writing by introducing the sounds of initial consonants (b, f, k, m, r, t). New and revised visual, auditory and kinesthetic exercises reinforce letter formation, fine motor skills (like left-to-right tracking), phonemic awareness, and sound-letter correspondence. Softcover workbook is recommended for Grades PreK to 1.Please note that The Explode The Code Teacher's Guide for Books, A, B, and C in 2nd Edition is required (sold separately) for the listening activities inside this phonics instruction workbook.
  • Educational and entertaining pre-literacy workbook for Grade PreK to 1 learners is the first of a 3-book series that together teach the 21 consonants and their sounds
  • Book A activities provide visual identification of consonants b, f, k, m, r, t, their written lowercase forms, and their sound-symbol relationships
  • Students will also practice fine motor skills and letter formation through tracing and writing consonants
  • Matching exercises and other visual, auditory and kinesthetic activities will help develop visual discrimination and letter recognition

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.