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Turning a New Page

Characteristics of students who need Cracking the Code:

  • Participate when material is presented orally
  • Understand and respond to what they hear
  • Do poorly on tests including District/State Assessments
  • Scores show poor vocabulary/comprehension 

Tests scores show students cannot comprehend passages,
but classroom participation shows they understand them.

Cracking the Code is a 12 week intervention for Resource, ELL and SPED students (4-12). It

is not a phonics program.  It is a prerequisite to teaching older students who are struggling to read or are transitioning to English.  For many of these students, they learned to read by giving each letter a sound.  However, after third grade they need to know advanced decoding. This is the skill of recognizing when two, three or even four letters go together to make one sound.  Teaching them to identify those patterns and the number of sounds in a word enables them to correctly identify the word with accuracy and speed.  For example, “thorough” has 8 letters but only three sounds (th, or, ough). 

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"We are now reading a novel as a class,
and the effect your program has had on
these kids is amazing! A book that they
could not read last year they are now
reading and enjoying"
Brion, Middle School Teacher

"I had been struggling, looking for

something to teach high school boys

to read while still maintaining their dignity.
The fact that you learn the patterns first, without having the pressure to read

right away, put my students at ease.

Nanette, HS teacher

Cracking the Code: Advanced Decoding for Older Students

“Cracking The Code is a very effective remedial tool. Students walk away with success on a daily basis!"

Bob, Title 1 reading teacher

"I had been working all year on phonics and decoding... after having Cracking the Code for just two weeks, these students showed marked improvement.” Lisa, Remedial Teacher

View the Video: Introduction to Cracking the Code