Explode The Code Book 7 introduces students to the sounds of soft c and g, silent consonant patterns such as –dge, –mb, kn, wr, and silent t and silent h words. In addition, this book teaches the sounds of ear, ei, eigh, and ph words. Students practice blending sounds to read and write multi-syllabic words and phrases. Several review lessons are included along with a post-test.
• Soft c and g
• Silent letters (-dge, –mb, kn, wr, silent t, silent h, ph)
• Sounds of ear
• ei and eigh words
Explode The Code Book 8 introduces students to more complex morphemic units including suffixes and irregular endings. Students combine word parts to create multi-syllabic words and increase their vocabulary by learning the meanings of common suffixes and endings. Several review lessons are included along with a post-test.
• Common suffixes and endings including:
• –sion, –tion
• –ance, –ence
• –tive, –sive
• –ti-, –ci–
The Explode The Code Teacher’s Guide and Key, Books 7 & 8, expands on the skills presented in the student books, providing teachers with various options for instruction and reinforcement. The wide variety of activities may be adapted for whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one learning situations. Each lesson addresses the principles of effective reading instruction and follows the same easy-to-use format:
- Quick review/link to prior knowledge
- Phonemic and phonological awareness
- Completing student pages
- Differentiating instruction
- Post-test keys for Books 7 & 8
Explode The Code® has helped millions of students nationwide build the essential literacy skills needed for reading success: phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and spelling.
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