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Beyond the Code 1

Beyond the Code 1


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Beyond The Code 1



Short review:

  • Beyond the Code Level 1 is an early reading comprehension workbook that contains 9 short stories totaling around 100 pages

  • The stories are divided into 3 storylines: Zack the Dog, Six Kids Jog, and Help! 911

  • Each 10-page section starts with 4-5 pages of vocabulary, sight words, phonics, rhyming, and basic sentence writing practice

  • This is followed by a short 1-2 page story (around 20 sentences) and comprehension questions

  • Additional activities reinforce concepts and include some drawing/art pages related to the stories

  • The stories are short, humorous and fun for early readers around kindergarten level

  • It provides good practice for sight word recognition, sounding out words, and building reading confidence

  • It is recommended to use it alongside Explode the Code as additional reading comprehension practice

  • It provides good value and many activities to supplement early reading skills

  • The drawings are simple but work for the level and help kids follow along with the stories

  • It can be used as part of a morning basket for review or extra reading practice as needed

  • Meant to be used with Explode the Code 3 or later



Product Description


Worbook Book 1 contains three charmingly illustrated stories:  Zack the Dog, Six Kids Jog, and Help! 911, with introductory exercises on word families. Vocabulary and follow-up questions develop students’ understanding of the stories as well as encourage their reasoning abilities. Final exercises in each section give students the opportunity to add their own drawings to complete illustrations.


Skills Addressed

• Spelling patterns

• Sight words

• Vocabulary development

• Sequencing

• Categorizing

• Following directions • Critical thinking

• Story recall

• Inferential thinking

• Synonyms/Antonyms

• Matching sentences to pictures

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