Episode Descriptions


Episode Descriptions



The Unmuffins

Curricular Goals

The UnMuffins

CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:

Storytelling

VOCABULARY WORDS:

unsure, unbelievably, undo, unfriendly, unusual

DECODING GOALS:

short u

Something funny is going on around the neighborhood. The pranksters are being very helpful and The Electric Company is being awfully unfriendly. Will Jessica be able to fix things so everyone is back to normal?

 

One Smart Cookie

Curricular Goals

One Smart Cookie

CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Storytelling
VOCABULARY WORDS:

character, details, detective, mystery, clues

DECODING GOALS:

ai-; -ay; -aw-

Keith’s cousin, PJ (played by Kyle Massey), competes with Francine for the title of Master Detective. Will The Electric Company's help be enough to make PJ the winner? Or will Francine's cheating ways be the winning ways?

 

Wicked Itch

Curricular Goals
Wicked ItchCONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Storytelling
VOCABULARY WORDS:

wicked, courageous, script[n.], predictable, collaborate

DECODING GOALS:
short i; -ink; short a/o
 

Lisa, PJ (played by Kyle Massey) and the gang are making a movie! Will Manny Spamboni ruin it, or will he learn to collaborate with The Electric Company?

 

One Bad Apple

Curricular Goals
One Bad AppleCONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Storytelling
VOCABULARY WORDS:

western[n.], positive, negative, conflict[n.], confident

DECODING GOALS:
short e; -ed

Lisa helps Keith’s cousin, PJ (played by Kyle Massey), write a story for his creative writing class. But will he be able to create a western that takes place in a refrigerator?

 

Madame President

Curricular Goals
Madame PresidentCONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Citizenship
VOCABULARY WORDS:

election, debate [n.], poll [n.], negative, campaign [n.]

DECODING GOALS:
-aw-; mp/ mb
 

Lisa and Francine face off in the election for Book Club President. While they debate, with Samantha Bee as the moderator, can Lisa's campaign message win out over Francine’s dirty politics?

  

The Great Compromise

Curricular Goals

The Great CompromiseCONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Citizenship
VOCABULARY WORDS:

perturbed, extreme, bicker, proposal, compromise

DECODING GOALS:

br; vowel y

The Electric Company and the Pranksters have to work together to preserve their ability to use their special powers in the neighborhood.

 

Goodnight Robot

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Citizenship
VOCABULARY WORDS:

inspire, signature, petition [n.], preserve [v.], verify

DECODING GOALS:

-ight; -ite/ -ight; silent e; -ame

Lisa and the gang circulate a petition to save a famous literary landmark from destruction, but will Francine’s mother end up putting up a new hotel in its place?

The Potato Custom

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Citizenship
VOCABULARY WORDS:

ambassador, culture, custom, insult [v.], translate

DECODING GOALS:

-tr/ dr; hard and soft g; -ug

Jessica is named Junior Ambassador to the planet Skelecki. That is, until she makes an intergalactic faux pas.

Jules Quest

Curricular Goals
Jules Quest
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Discovery
VOCABULARY WORDS:

quest, scroll(s), artifact, excavate

DECODING GOALS:
tr/dr; 2 sounds of s, st


Jessica discovers an ancient scroll that leads her on a scavenger hunt throughout the neighborhood. Will the scroll lead Jessica to hidden treasure…or an even bigger surprise?

 

Bluefoot

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Discovery
VOCABULARY WORDS:

evidence, expert, microscope, gullible, skeptical

DECODING GOALS:

ee; ea; ee/ea; -mb

Hector and the gang try to debunk the myth of a mysterious creature called Bluefoot.

 

Bananas

Curricular Goals
Bananas
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Discovery
VOCABULARY WORDS:

binoculars, discover, observe, flustered, admit

DECODING GOALS:
-ou
CONNECTED TEXT GOALS:
end punctuation; commas as pause; commas and quotation marks
 

Annie Scrambler’s Uncle Sigmund gets tongue-tied every time he tries to talk to his childhood friend, Natalie. Can The Electric Company help Sigmund tell her how he feels before it's too late?


Revolutionary Doughnuts

Curricular Goals
CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN:
Discovery
VOCABULARY WORDS:

ancestor, discover, discovery, history, relative

DECODING GOALS:

-ai; hard and soft c; cr-

Lisa tries to clear the name of an ancestor accused of being a traitor in the Revolutionary War.

 

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