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Explode The Code?

Posted by on Aug. 26, 2014 at 11:20 PM
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Turns out my usual reading curriculum is not going to work for my youngest.
She needs something with a more phonics base.
I'm on a budget, and considering Explode The Code. She is still young, so probably Get Ready For The Code.
I was really hoping our old curriculum would work for her. Sadly, I just do not think it is going to work for her. Her learning style is very different.
Any advice is welcomed.
Thoughts on explode the code?
Thoughts on budget friendly reading curriculum?
This is my third child to teach to read, but I really don't feel ready to go it without a curriculum.
Thanks in advance!
by on Aug. 26, 2014 at 11:20 PM
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by Kim on Aug. 26, 2014 at 11:25 PM
I love explode the code - it's very repetitive. I used it when I taught special Ed.

I am planning on using all about reading when my son is in kinder - it's very explicit & direct, which is how he learns best.
by Bronze Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 11:37 PM

I haven't used it (we use Logic of English) but I have heard great things about it! :-)

by Silver Member on Aug. 27, 2014 at 12:22 AM
We love Explode the Code! It is one of the few things D'S loves to do.
by Jinx on Aug. 27, 2014 at 9:19 AM
I tried it with DS2 and DD. Both hated it. The worknooks were dull and boring.

We LOVE All About Spelling. Their reading version is based on the same method so I am sure ot would be good. It is multi-sensory and easily adjusted to the pace of each student.
by Member on Aug. 27, 2014 at 12:12 PM

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