Episode Descriptions


Episode Descriptions



Episode 101 – Skills

Curricular Goals

Episode 101 - Skills

CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:

The Body

VOCABULARY WORDS:

skill, feature [n.], athlete, visualize

DECODING GOALS:

st; silent e; -oke

Keith is invited to join the Electric Company, but before he can take the oath, Francine swoops in and steals his special skill. Can the Electric Company help him get it back, or will Keith be powerless forever?


Episode 102 – Scent of a Human

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Animals
VOCABULARY WORDS:

human, instinct, canine, track [v.], scent

DECODING GOALS:

short e; -ell­, hard and soft c; sight word come 

On the day he is supposed to star in his own rap video, Hector is hypnotized into thinking he's a dog. Can The Electric Company train Hector to use his human instincts, or will he have to rap with a doggie brain?

 

Episode 103 – Lights, Camera, Beetles

Curricular Goals

Episode 103 - Lights, Camera, Beetles

CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Animals
VOCABULARY WORDS:

beetle, gigantic, terrarium, insect, examine, characteristic

DECODING GOALS:

short u; -ug; transformer h; ch; hard and soft g; gr

Jessica and Hector plan to surprise their cousin with a bug zoo for his birthday party. When Francine steals the prized rhino beetle, it's up to the Electric Company to get it back in time to save the party.

 

Episode 104 – Call Me Tiki

Curricular Goals
Episode 104 - Call Me TikiCONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
 Animals
VOCABULARY WORDS:

responsible, irresponsible, mimic [v.], squawk, reputation

DECODING GOALS:
-ight; sight words he, she, we, I, you
 

Jessica gets a job pet sitting Tiki Barber's African Gray parrot. When the parrot flies the coop it's up to The Electric Company to save the bird and Jessica's reputation.

 

Episode 105 – Lost and Spaced

Curricular Goals
Episode 105 - Lost and SpacedCONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Space
VOCABULARY WORDS:

solar system, enlarge, constellation, atmosphere

DECODING GOALS:
short a; short o; ­r­­-controlled vowels

CONNECTED TEXT GOALS:

ending punctuation (. ? !)

At the school science fair, Lisa and her Skeleckian friend Dax get shrunk down and trapped inside their project - a perfect model of the solar system!

 

Episode 106 – Trouble Afoot

Curricular Goals
Episode 106 - Trouble AfootCONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Games
VOCABULARY WORDS:

coordinated, challenge [n.], agility, victory

DECODING GOALS:
short i, sight words with/without; f/fl
 

Hector mysteriously loses his agility right before his big basketball game. Can The Electric Company get to the bottom of Hector's sudden clumsiness before he loses to Manny Spamboni?

 

Episode 107 – The Skeleckian Hiccups

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Body
VOCABULARY WORDS:

reveal, remedy [n.], diagnosis, herbal

DECODING GOALS:
s; m; mp/mb
 

Jessica is set to face Danny in a chess tournament but will she lose because of a case of the Skeleckian Hiccups?

 

Episode 108 – Dirty Laundry

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Space
VOCABULARY WORDS:

meteorite, conduct [v.], predict, astonishing, electricity

DECODING GOALS:
-ou-; hard and soft g; -ing; sight words coming, going
 

Manny steals a Skeleckian meteorite in order to power his letter-stealing gizmo. It's up to the Electric Company to get the meteorite back before Manny steals every letter in the neighborhood.

 

Episode 109 – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s Just Frozen

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Games
VOCABULARY WORDS:

permanent, temporary, aim [v.], immobile

DECODING GOALS:
short and long u; silent e; -ame 
 

Keith gets frozen like a statue when he's zapped by one of Manny's gadgets. The Electric Company has just one hour to help Keith - or he'll be permanently frozen!

 

Episode 110 – Scrambled Brains

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Science
VOCABULARY WORDS:

brain, personality, cure [v.], reverse [v.], theory

DECODING GOALS:

 -ai-; br; vowel y

With the help of her hypnotist uncle, Annie switches brains with Lisa. The Electric Company needs to find a way to switch them back before Annie ruins Lisa's good name with her neighborhood pranks.

 

Episode 111 – Abracadabra Cadabra Ca-Green!

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Animals
VOCABULARY WORDS:

transform, reptile, habitat, lizard

DECODING GOALS:
ee/e; r-controlled vowels; gr
 

Danny gets his hands on a book of magic spells and transforms Jessica into a lizard. It's up to the Electric Company to get Jessica back to normal before she's stuck eating flies forever.

 

Episode 112 – Game On

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Games
VOCABULARY WORDS:

persevere, strategy, perseverance, compete

DECODING GOALS:
oa; -oat; hard and soft c 
Connected Text Goals: possessive s
 

Manny zaps Deek the Dino Dude out of Hector's video game and into the real world. The Electric Company has to figure out how to get Deek back to his cyber home.

 

Episode 113 – War of the Words

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Body
VOCABULARY WORDS:

stamina, fatigue, nourishment, exhausted [adj.], nutritious

DECODING GOALS:
tr/dr; transformer h; sh

CONNECTED TEXT GOALS:
ending punctuation (. ? !)
 

When Hector is chosen to give a presentation on stamina to Jessica and Keith's health class, the pranksters work overtime to keep Hector from getting some much needed rest. Will Hector have enough stamina to make the presentation?

 

Episode 114 – Mighty Bright Knight

Curricular Goals

CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Games
VOCABULARY WORDS:

individual, opponent, merit [n.], fortunately, unfortunately

DECODING GOALS:
 -ight­; br; sight words say/said

CONNECTED TEXT GOALS:
quotation marks with commas
 

Jessica and Manny compete to win the last copy of their favorite comic book, Mighty Bright Knight. But when it looks like Manny will win by cheating, will Jessica be tempted to cheat too?


Episode 115 – The Orangachoke

Curricular Goals

CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:

Space

VOCABULARY WORDS:

artichoke, dubious, eclipse [n.], solar

DECODING GOALS:
 ea; ld/lt; ay
 

When Danny steals a Skeleckian orangachoke from Lisa's friend Lottie, the Electric Company has to get it back in time for Lottie's big Skeleckian celebration.   

 

Episode 116 – Gravity Groove

Curricular Goals

Episode 116 - Gravity GrooveCONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Body
VOCABULARY WORDS:

timing, pivot, gravity, intimidate

DECODING GOALS:

short a/o; r-controlled vowels; sight words are, were

When Lisa and Shock enter a dance contest, Francine does her best to sabotage them. Can Lisa and Shock overcome Francine's pranks and win the contest with their Gravity Groove?

 

Episode 117 – The Flube Whisperer

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Science
VOCABULARY WORDS:

thermometer, thermostat, temperature, miniscule, environment

DECODING GOALS:
 f/fl; short/long u; silent e; sight words say, said

CONNECTED TEXT GOALS:
quotation marks with comma
 

Keith sends away for a Skeleckian pet that lives in a biosphere. But when the biosphere malfunctions, will Manny save the day?

 

Episode 118 – The Wordball is My Oyster

Curricular Goals

CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:

Arts

VOCABULARY WORDS:

brilliant, genius [n.], memorize, performance

DECODING GOALS:

short e; -ell­; hard and soft g; -ing 

Lisa gets a case of stage fright when she's cast as the lead in Hector's play. Can Lisa overcome her fears in time to save the play, or will she have to give her part to Annie?

 

Episode 119 – Out to Launch

Curricular Goals
Episode 119 - Out to Launch
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Science
VOCABULARY WORDS:

angle [n.], launch [v.], height, adjust

DECODING GOALS:
ee/e; -controlled vowels; -ore;

CONNECTED TEXT GOALS:
ending punctuation (. ? !)
 

When Francine calls Hector a liar on a neighborhood billboard, The Electric Company has to work together to help clear Hector's name.

 

Episode 120 – Limerick-Off

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Arts
VOCABULARY WORDS:

limerick, structure [n.], distract, valid, invalid [adj.]

DECODING GOALS:

-ick; m; -mb; vowel y

Jessica and Manny compete in the annual Limerick-Off.

 

Episode 121 – Fromage Here to Eternity

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Space
VOCABULARY WORDS:

capsule, orbit [v.], monitor [n.], slightly

DECODING GOALS:
short and long u; transformer h; th; sight words they, them; -ink
 

Lisa is chosen to write a story on Skeleckian cheese-making for the school paper, but Annie is determined to scoop her.

 

Episode 124 – Electric Accompany

Curricular Goals

CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Arts
VOCABULARY WORDS:

compose, lyrics, accompany, advertise, harmony

DECODING GOALS:
oa; -oat; silent e

CONNECTED TEXT GOALS:
quotation marks with comma
 

Annie hypnotizes Keith to sing an annoying jingle. The Electric Company needs to cure Keith in time for him to perform the song he wrote for his dad's birthday.

 

Episode 125 – Franscent

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Science
VOCABULARY WORDS:

scent, hybrid, bloom, formula

DECODING GOALS:

short e; -ell; m

CONNECTED TEXT GOALS:
possessive s
 

Francine ruins both her science project and Lisa's. The two rivals need find a way to work together on a new project or they’ll both fail. 

 

Episode 126 – Pop Goes the Easel

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Arts
VOCABULARY WORDS:

landscape [n.], series, canvas [n.], continuous

DECODING GOALS:
s; hard and soft c; oo
 

Jessica and Danny get stuck in a magical painting. The Electric Company needs to work with the mysterious artist to get their friends back into the real world.

 

Episode 131 – A Whole New Francine

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Friendship
VOCABULARY WORDS:

apologize, trust, convince, volunteer, thoughtful

DECODING GOALS:
TBD*
 

Francine decides to be a nicer person, but is it just a ploy to get invited into the Electric Company?

 

Episode 132 – Helmet Heads

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Friendship
VOCABULARY WORDS:

suspicious, create, creator, assistant, decision

DECODING GOALS:
TBD*
 

Jessica and Manny set aside their differences over their mutual enthusiasm for the Mighty Bright Knight comic book.

 

Episode 133 – Friends or Aunts

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Friendship
VOCABULARY WORDS:

selected, knowledge, correct, incorrect, rules

DECODING GOALS:
TBD*
 

Annie Scrambler and her aunt Sandy go head to head with Keith and Hector on a cheesy game show.

 

Episode 134 – Oh Danny Boy

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Friendship
VOCABULARY WORDS:
 TBD*
DECODING GOALS:
TBD*
 

Hector and Danny join forces in a doubles ping pong tournament. Will they find friendship in victory?

* The decoding and connected text goals for these episodes were not available at the time of printing the press kit materials.

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