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Explode The Code Teacher's Guide for English Language Learners

Developed in response to the need for materials that support differentiated instruction in today's diverse classrooms, Explode The Code for English Language Learners presents effective strategies and activities for teaching phonics skills to English language learners.


  • Extends and enriches skills covered in Explode The Code Books 1 - 3
  • Teaches skills for listening, decoding, reading, writing, and comprehending in English
  • Promotes rapid vocabulary learning to support comprehension
  • Provides lists of phonetic and sight words and strategies for teaching them
  • Incorporates mini-lessons for “rule breakers” (letter combinations with irregular or difficult sounds)
  • Offers suggestions for developing writing, grammar, and punctuation skills
  • Includes reproducible practice activities: poems and stories; word, sentence, and story comprehension; and sentence writing
  • Uses humor to make language learning fun
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.