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 and beatbox using words that contain "sp," "sc," and "sk," like scoop, desktop, space, and escape.

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

    Kid Lucky and Shock rap and beatbox using words that contain "pr," like impress, improve, prince, and prize. The goal of this resource is decoding.

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

    Shock and Kid Lucky rap using words that contain the letters "nk," like think, junk, ankle, prankster, blinking, and sinking. The goal of this resource is decoding.

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

    Kid Lucky and Shock rap and beatbox using words that contain "l blends," like encyclopedia, glue, clap, clock, igloo, and glob. The goal of this resource is decoding.

    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," like slow, slip, and slush. The goal of this resource is decoding.

    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 alongside the road. The goal of this resource is decoding.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Road Trip - L Blends

    While in the car with their father, Charlotte and Henry search for words on signs on the road that contain words with "pl" or "bl." The goal of this resource is decoding.

    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."  After Francine's commercial the sentences are revealed.  Annie confuses the word in as an "n blend," allowing Marcus to win. The goal of this resource is decoding.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Bananaphone - S Blends

    Paul the Gorilla makes a call to Flo's One Stop to order a scratch. Paul the Gorilla calls Flo, but Flo cannot understand him and mistakes his request for other words containing s-blend variations. The goal of this resource is decoding.

     

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

    Annie and Marcus play Electric Sound Off.  During Francine's commercial, they must creating a sentence using the most words containing either the "lf," "lm," or "lk." The goal of this resource is decoding.

     

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

    While making smoothies, the lights go out.  Werewolf and Bat text Mummy for directions to the flashlight.  However, in his directions, Mummy mixes up "lk," "lm," and "lf," forcing Bat and Werewolf to decipher his misspelled words.

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

    The goal for this segment is consonant blend -tr-.

    Grades: 1-3
  • 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 decoding.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Substitute Teacher - SC

    A substitute teacher searches for her Jazz Band class, but along the way she accidentally walks into the Scent Making class, Science class, and Scissor Art class. The goal of this resource is decoding.

    Grades: 1-3

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