The Electric Company

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Over thirty years ago, an educational television show dared to speak to youth in the voice of their generation. The Electric Company turned on the power of possibility for kids by showing them that learning to read can be fun. In 2009, the power surged back with the all-new The Electric Company.

The show aims to entertain children between 6 and 9 while simultaneously teaching the following four crucial areas of literacy that are challenging for struggling readers:

Decoding: Children will increase their ability to manipulate sounds in spoken words and map the words to print.

Vocabulary: Children will expand the amount of words that they use and understand.

Comprehension of Connected Text: Children will learn strategies that good readers use to understand connected text (phrases and sentences).

Motivation: Children will be motivated to read connected text and express themselves using text.

  • S Blends

    Learn about letter s consonant combinations with The Electric Company.

    Grades: 1-3
  • R Blends

    Learn about letter r consonant combinations with The Electric Company.

    Grades: 1-3
  • N Blends

    Learn about letter n consonant combinations with The Electric Company.

    Grades: 1-3
  • L Blends

    Learn about letter l consonant combinations with The Electric Company.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Shock & Kid Lucky Present: S Blends

    Shock and Kid Lucky rap, beatbox, and act out words containing "sp," "sc," and "sk," blends. They do not address words which contain silent "sc" blends.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Shock & Kid Lucky Present: R Blends

    Kid Lucky and Shock rap and beatbox using only words that contain a "pr" blend. This includes words such as "impress," "improve," "prince," and "prize." The goal of this resource is decoding and sight-reading.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Shock & Kid Lucky Present: N Blends

    Shock and Kid Lucky rap, beatbox, and act out words which contain the "nk" blend. This includes words such as "think," "junk," "ankle," and "sinking." The goal of this resource is decoding and sight-reading.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Shock & Kid Lucky Present: L Blends

    Kid Lucky and Shock rap and beatbox using words that contain "l blends" with an emphasis on the "cl" and "gl" combiations. The goal of this resource is decoding and sight-reading skills.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: S Blends

    Jessica raps over Shock's beat.  She tells a story about swimming in a swamp with a snail using words that contain"sw" and "sn."

    Grades: 1-3
  • Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: L Blends

    Shock and James sing a song using "l blends," specifically the "sl" combination. The goal of this resource is decoding and sight-reading.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Road Trip - N Blends

    While in the car with their father, Charlotte and Henry play a game comparing n-blends in words like "around" and "bang" on billboards and signs along the road. The goal of this resource is decoding.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Road Trip - L Blends

    Charlotte and Henry identify words on signs along the road which contain "pl" or "bl" combinations. The goal of this resource is to teach children decoding and sight-reading skills.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Electric Sound Off - N Blends

    Marcus and Annie play Electric Sound Off.  In order to win, they must create sentences using the most "n-blends," words in which the letter "n" works with another letter. This resource teaches children how to decode and pronounce words which contain "n-blends."

    Grades: 1-3
  • Bananaphone - S Blends

    Paul the Gorilla makes a call to Flo's One Stop Shop to order a scratch for his back. However, Flo cannot understand him, and mistakes his request for other words containing s-blend variations. She finally realizes what he is asking for. The goal of this resource is decoding and sight-reading.

     

    Grades: K-3
  • Electric Sound Off - L Blends

    Annie and Marcus play Electric Sound Off.  They are challenged to create a sentence using the most words containing either the "lf," "lm," or "lk" spelling combinations. This resource teaches children how to decode words containing "l blends."

     

    Grades: 1-3
  • Haunted Texting: LK & LM

    While texting Werewolf and Bat, Mummy mixes up "lk," "lm," and "lf," forcing Bat and Werewolf to decipher his misspelled words.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Sound Carnival: -tr-

    This song about the "tr" consonant blend teaches viewers about pronunciation, decoding, phonics, reading, sight-reading, spelling, consonant sounds, and consonant blends.

    Grades: K-2
  • Substitute Teacher - TW

    While searching for her twirling class, a substitute teacher accidentally walks into a tweezing class, a twenty-two twig twisting class, and a twister. The goal of this resource is to teach students how to indentfy and decode words which contain the "tw" blend.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Substitute Teacher - SC

    A substitute teacher searches for her Scene Study class, and accidentally walks into a Scent Making class, Science class, and Scissor Art class along the way. This resource teaches students how to read, pronounce, and decode "sc" words.

    Grades: 1-3

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