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When Haley attended the back to school night for her daughter as a second grader, she was told by her teacher that her daughter was one of the strongest readers in the class. Haley was somewhat surprised later that year when her daughter’s teacher told her that her daughter had learning disabilities, including dyslexia.
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St. Petersburg, FL
“My daughter is a Special Education student. She has severe Auditory and Visual Perception problems as well as being diagnosed with ADD. She participated in a Explode The Code Online after school program two years ago. It was a great program for her. She was motivated to learn. She got immediate positive feedback, as she worked step by step on the Explode The Code Online program. I think that the see it, hear it, say it, type it system used in Explode The Code Online was the multisensory program she needed to give her a boost to get her starting to read.
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[Name Withheld]San Jose, CA
“While teaching my own class, I noticed that my [Explode The Code Online users] became familiar with Language Arts concepts and specific skills such as vowel sounds, rhyming words, letter blends, etc.”
Rachel Seton 2nd Grade Teacher
“Explode The Code Online allows students that are not English native speakers to learn the essentials of literacy in a fun and easy to follow format.”
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San Mateo, CA
“Explode The Code provides the phonetic development necessary for English learners. This program is a great tool for language acquisition, reading development and is fun for children as well.”
Emma Hanson Teacher for English Language Learners
San Jose, CA
A phonics best seller for over 30 years, 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. This research-based and teacher-tested program meets and exceeds “No Child Left Behind” requirements and National Reading Panel Standards. Explode The Code is now available in workbooks and online.
Explode The Code Online
Explode The Code Workbooks
A Fit for RTI Tiers 1, 2, and 3!
Beginning. struggling, and advanced
readers work only on their areas of need.
Break through the code with online, data-driven phonics instruction.
Individualized instruction and reinforcement based on continuous assessment
Curriculum spanning grades K through 4 in one comprehensive phonics program
Research-based instruction supported by auditory and visual cues to promote independence
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View demos of diagnostic reporting
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Robust reporting features that provide ongoing progress monitoring
Online delivery available across school, home and extended day services—no installation required
An engaging, game-like interface and built in reward system make learning fun for students
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12-Month Subscription includes:
Access to eight books of Explode The Code content for each student
Online teacher training for program start-up, navigation, and interpretation of reports
Flexible seats - Purchase a seat for each student. Then, if students have completed the program, those seats can then be occupied by new students.
Practical program support (implementation, technical) via phone or email
PLUS - Expiration Grace Period - 30 days of access while you plan your subscription renewal
How to Purchase Subscriptions
To activate teacher and student accounts, you will need to designate a person at your school who will act as an account administrator. This person will receive an e-mail with setup instructions. Please have this information ready at the time of order.