Explode the Code! A teacher-developed program that helps beginning and struggling readers.

April 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

Explode the CodeExperienced teacher, tutor, and educational consultant, Nancy Hall developed phonics best-seller Explode the Code® to help students build the essential literacy skills needed or reading success: phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and spelling.

The online instruction features:

  • 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
  • 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
Efficacy Studies
Explode The Code Online has been used by thousands of struggling readers. Efficacy studies indicate that students who used Explode The Code Online every day for 20 minutes for at least 10 weeks gained reading proficiency at a rate of at least three times that of students from the same schools who did not use the program. (Results are based on statistically significant Chi-Square test analyses of student performance on the California Standards Test in 2004-05 and 2005-06 from three schools in the Ravenswood City School District.)*

Results have been dramatic for English Language Learners. Among Explode The Code Online users, the percentage of English Language Learners who performed at the far below basic and below basic levels decreased by 37.5%. There was no change in the performance among English Language Learners from the same schools who did not use the software.  *Explode The Code Online was used in a Supplementary Education Service (SES) setting.

Watch the program overview and hear helpful feedback from educators who have used Explode the Code®.  For more information about the Explode the Code program, visit http://www.explodethecode.com.


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