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The theme for this season is math literacy—a component of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Off Target (Ep 301)

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Vocabulary Words:
target, straight, direction, concentrate, twice
Connected Text Goals:
Follow through with words and sentences

A neighborhood kid, Marcus Barnes, has just found out he has the wordball power…well, kind of. The Electric Company tries to help Marcus improve his wordball throwing skills so he can join them. Meanwhile, Francine and Gilda, a new resident in Francine's building and Prankster-in-training, ask Manny to build a machine that can help them prevent Marcus from becoming the newest member of The Electric Company.

Wordball Games (Ep 302)

Vocabulary Words:
add, penalty, score, compete, equal
Connected Text Goals:
Chunking words

Right before the yearly Wordball Games, the neighborhood Olympics, Hector sprains his ankle. With Hector unable to compete, The Electric Company does not have enough players to participate against the four Pranksters! But when Manny also gets hurt, the numbers are even once again. Now the question is, can Marcus handle Hector's event the Word Obstacle course?

The Incredible Return-a-ball (Ep 303)

Vocabulary Words:
prove, improved, incredible, return, notice
Connected Text Goals:
Sight words

Marcus sees a commercial for Francine's latest invention, The Return-a-ball, a ball that is supposed to come right back to you when you throw it. He can't resist buying it, but quickly discovers that it doesn't work. The rest of The Electric Company pitches in to help Marcus prove that Francine faked her commercial so he can get his pride and his money back.

Pies for Puppies (Ep 304)

Vocabulary Words:
goal, graph, fives, raise, charity
Decoding Goals:
Two ways to say –ie-

It's the Pies for Puppies charity bake sale, and Jessica, Danny Rebus and others are competing to sell the most pies and become the "puppy hero." But someone has taken all of Jessica's pies! The Electric Company discovers that Danny Rebus is trying to cheat his way to victory, and it is up to them to put a stop to it.

When Shock Met Wikiwiki Walter (Ep 305)

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Vocabulary Words:
tempo, double-time, triple-time, half-time, beatbox
Connected Text Goals:
Use what you know

Hector challenges Manny to find a beatboxer better than Shock. Shock panics! After his last beatboxing competition with his best friend WikiWiki Walter, their friendship was ruined! When Manny finds a competitor who turns out to be Shock's old beatboxing pal, Wiki, and with Doug E. Fresh as the beatboxing judge, the competition gets a little more interesting.

Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk (Ep 306)

Vocabulary Words:
inch, height, measure, shrink, shrank
Connected Text Goals:
Sight words

Manny has borrowed the Skeleckian Shrinkanator 3002, an invention with the power to shrink anything down to a very small size. When Marcus and Jessica accidentally get shrunk, The Electric Company has to get the Shrinkinator back from Manny to get them back to normal size! This becomes even more difficult when Manny shrinks himself and is nowhere to be found.

Spooky Summer Soiree (Ep 307)

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Vocabulary Words:
dollar, quarter, dime, nickel, cost
Decoding Goals:
-ph-/-gh-

For the yearly Spooky Summer Soiree costume party, The Electric Company decides to dress up as animals dressed as monsters. Jessica and Marcus don't have their costumes yet, and Annie Scrambler, with the help of Gilda, has bought all of the costumes at the discount costume store. Marcus and Jessica hit the neighborhood sidewalk sales to find what they need while staying within their budget.

Revenge of the Zeros (Ep 308)

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Vocabulary Words:
zero, amount, ruin, correct, check
Connected Text Goals:
Use what you know

Upset about their score of zero points in the banana sculpture contest, Danny and Annie decide to ruin Paul the Gorilla's banana festival party that is being held at The Electric Diner. The Electric Company catches on, and does everything they can to stop the pranksters and save the party and preserve Paul's sanity.

Tip It or Dip It (Ep 309)

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Vocabulary Words:
Words: weight, scale, tip, fabulous, add
Connected Text Goals:
Expressive reading

Marcus and Manny are this week's contestants on a game show called "Tip It or Dip It." Show host Rob Robson, played by comedian Sherrod Small, introduces this week's surprise guest host and it's Francine! Will Manny's cheating prevent Marcus from winning?

The Junior Assistant (Ep 310)

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Vocabulary Words:
tens, hundred, batch, leader, collaborate
Connected Text Goals:
Checking for understanding

Francine wants to be on the next season of the "The Junior Assistant," a reality show run by The Ronald, one of the most rich and famous people in the world. She must collaborate with Hector and The Electric Company to make six hundred cookies by five o'clock in order to prove she's worthy of being on the show.

Prankster Holiday (Ep 311)

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Vocabulary Words:
hour, minute, year, inflate, launch
Decoding Goals:
Two ways to say –ie-

Other than Marcus, The Electric Company has left town for the 4th of July. Manny and Danny could not be happier – with everyone gone, they can pull the ultimate prank. They plan to launch a giant wordball balloon that reads, "The Electric Company doesn't like you." Marcus enlists his friend Emily and Paul the Gorilla, to help him stop the pranksters and save The Electric Company's reputation.

A Fist Full of Confetti (Ep 312)

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Vocabulary Words:
impossible, possible, likely, most, record
Connected Text Goals:
Expressive reading

It's Neighborhood Record Day, and everyone in town is trying to break silly records. Francine and Jessica are both trying to break the same record – filming the most broken records on record day. When Francine tries to get in Jessica's way by giving her fake tips, The Electric Company works together to lead Jessica to victory.

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