Explode The Code provides a sequential, systematic approach to phonics in which students blend sounds to build vocabulary and read words, phrases, sentences, and stories. Frequent review of previously learned concepts helps increase retention. Each workbook in this series contains exercises that incorporate reading, writing, matching and copying. The consistent format of the books helps facilitate independent work. Explode The Code Book 4 1/2 reinforces syllable types and syllabication learned in Book 4. Students practice blending sounds to read and write multisyllabic words. In addition, several review lessons are included. Grades 1-3.