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About Standards

Standards explanation. Given a situation that can be modeled by a quadratic function or the graph of a quadratic function the student will determine the domain.

TEKS Number
Student Expectation
1(1)(A)
recognize that spoken words are represented in written English by specific sequences of letters;

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

1(1)(A)
recognize and demonstrate safe practices as described in the Texas Safety Standards during classroom and outdoor investigations, including wearing safety goggles, washing hands, and using materials appropriately;
1(1)(A)
describe the origins of customs, holidays, and celebrations of the community, state, and nation such as San Jacinto Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day; and
1(1)(A)
apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace
1(1)(B)
identify upper- and lower-case letters;

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

Reading Camp Day 1: Alpha Pig's Alphabet Day | Super Why!

  • Resource ID: PBS362
  • Grade Range: PreK–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Click on the links to access an overview of the Day 1 activities, the Day 1 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related materials PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.

Activity: Episode 102: Hansel and Gretel | Super Why!

  • Resource ID: PBS332
  • Grade Range: PreK–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Make these gingerbread cookie letters with your child to teach lots of literacy skills: letters of the alphabet, the names and sounds of letters and word writing.

1(1)(B)
recognize the importance of safe practices to keep self and others safe and healthy; and
1(1)(B)
compare the observance of holidays and celebrations, past and present.
1(1)(B)
use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution
1(1)(C)
sequence the letters of the alphabet;

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

Reading Camp Day 1: Alpha Pig's Alphabet Day | Super Why!

  • Resource ID: PBS362
  • Grade Range: PreK–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Click on the links to access an overview of the Day 1 activities, the Day 1 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related materials PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.

1(1)(C)
identify and learn how to use natural resources and materials, including conservation and reuse or recycling of paper, plastic, and metals.
1(1)(C)
select tools, including real objects, manipulatives, paper and pencil, and technology as appropriate, and techniques, including mental math, estimation, and number sense as appropriate, to solve problems
1(1)(D)
recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., capitalization of first word, ending punctuation);

Bananas | The Electric Company

  • Resource ID: PBS402
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Learn about the vocabulary words binoculars, discover, observe, flustered, and admit with The Electric Company when family members need assistance. Annie's Uncle Sigmund needs The Electric Company's help to talk to an old friend who has come back to visit the neighborhood.

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

1(1)(D)
communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate
1(1)(E)
read texts by moving from top to bottom of the page and tracking words from left to right with return sweep; and

Sunflower Biscuit Bones (PDF) | Martha Speaks

  • Resource ID: PBS379
  • Grade Range: PreK–2
  • Subject: Math

The PDF of the interactive, informational story "Sunflower Biscuit Bones" designed for in-classroom use.

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

1(1)(E)
create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas

Making Ten is Easy as Pie!

  • Lesson Study ID: TXLS021
  • Grade Range: 1
  • Subject: Math

Students will practice composing 10 by interacting with a counting story, playing a dice game with ten frames and response sheets, and participating in a small group to extend the learning with three addends.

1(1)(F)
identify the information that different parts of a book provide (e.g., title, author, illustrator, table of contents).

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

1(1)(F)
analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas
1(1)(G)
display, explain, and justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communication
1(2)(A)
orally generate a series of original rhyming words using a variety of phonograms (e.g., -ake, -ant, -ain) and consonant blends (e.g., bl, st, tr);

Mighty Bright Knight | The Electric Company

  • Resource ID: PBS418
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Learn about the vocabulary words individual, opponent, merit, fortunately, and unfortunately with The Electric Company when a competition almost goes too far. Jessica and Manny compete to win the last copy of their favorite comic book, Mighty Bright Knight. 

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

1(2)(A)
ask questions about organisms, objects, and events observed in the natural world;

How to Travel Around the World | Nature Cat

  • Resource ID: PBS439
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: Science

In this fun clip from Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion, Nature Dog and Sputnik form an unlikely alliance to rescue Mr. Chewinsky and in the process, they find out whether it’s possible to travel around the world using only the ocean currents.

Motion of the Ocean | Nature Cat

  • Resource ID: PBS438
  • Grade Range: PreK–3
  • Subject: Science

Sing along with Nature Cat, Nature Dog, and their friends and learn about how the ocean currents work with this “Motion of the Ocean” song! From the Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion special.

Professor Monkey Follows the Directions—Martha Speaks

  • Resource ID: PBS383
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts with this Martha Speaks video! Professor Monkey follows instructions to make a paper airplane, but accidentally uses paper that has the directions for where he needs to be! 

1(2)(A)
identify contributions of historical figures, including Sam Houston, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King Jr., who have influenced the community, state, and nation;
1(2)(A)
recognize instantly the quantity of structured arrangements
1(2)(B)
distinguish between long- and short-vowel sounds in spoken one-syllable words (e.g., bit/bite);

Road Trip—OO

  • Resource ID: PBS431
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Charlotte and Henry play a game comparing words which use the "oo" letter combination and the different sounds they make. This resource teaches reading, sight-reading, speeling, pronunciation, and decoding.

Lights, Camera, Beetles | The Electric Company

  • Resource ID: PBS399
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

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. 

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

Tips from the Playground: OE

  • Resource ID: PBS370
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Reggie explains the different sounds made by the "oe" letter combination. He uses the sentence, "Your toes come before your shoes," to help students distinguish between the two sounds while reading. 

The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

  • Resource ID: PBS338
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
Screen reader support enabled.

1(2)(B)
plan and conduct simple descriptive investigations such as ways objects move;
1(2)(B)
identify historical figures such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Garrett Morgan, and Richard Allen, and other individuals who have exhibited individualism and inventiveness; and
1(2)(B)
use concrete and pictorial models to compose and decompose numbers up to 120 in more than one way as so many hundreds, so many tens, and so many ones

K–2 Diagnostic Assessments

  • Resource ID: MATH_RA_K2
  • Grade Range: K–2
  • Subject: Math

This resource provides two types of diagnostic tools available to K–2 math teachers: a rapid assessment tool and a flexible interview assessment.

1(2)(C)
recognize the change in a spoken word when a specified phoneme is added, changed, or removed (e.g., /b/l/o/w/ to /g/l/o/w/);

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

  • Resource ID: PBS338
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
Screen reader support enabled.

1(2)(C)
collect data and make observations using simple equipment such as hand lenses, primary balances, and non-standard measurement tools;
1(2)(C)
compare the similarities and differences among the lives and activities of historical figures and other individuals who have influenced the community, state, and nation.
1(2)(C)
use objects, pictures, and expanded and standard forms to represent numbers up to 120

K–2 Diagnostic Assessments

  • Resource ID: MATH_RA_K2
  • Grade Range: K–2
  • Subject: Math

This resource provides two types of diagnostic tools available to K–2 math teachers: a rapid assessment tool and a flexible interview assessment.

1(2)(D)
blend spoken phonemes to form one- and two-syllable words, including consonant blends (e.g., spr);

Road Trip—N Blends

  • Resource ID: PBS437
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

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.

Mighty Bright Knight | The Electric Company

  • Resource ID: PBS418
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Learn about the vocabulary words individual, opponent, merit, fortunately, and unfortunately with The Electric Company when a competition almost goes too far. Jessica and Manny compete to win the last copy of their favorite comic book, Mighty Bright Knight. 

R Blends

  • Resource ID: PBS408
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

This resource group teaches students all about "r" consonant digraphs. It goes over common "r" blends, such as "tr" and "gr," and teaches students how to pronounce these blends.

Sight Word Spelling

  • Resource ID: PBS407
  • Grade Range: K–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this lesson students explore with movement and creativity to make words come alive! Using sight word flashcards, students use their bodies to spell out simple sight words. 

Electric Sound Off—N Blends

  • Resource ID: PBS406
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

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. 

Lights, Camera, Beetles | The Electric Company

  • Resource ID: PBS399
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

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. 

Music Video: Chunking

  • Resource ID: PBS397
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Jessica and Shock rap about chunking, a method used to break down multi-syllable words. This resource teaches reading, sight-reading, decoding, and spelling.

Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: L Blends

  • Resource ID: PBS394
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

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

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

  • Resource ID: PBS338
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
Screen reader support enabled.

1(2)(D)
record and organize data using pictures, numbers, and words; and
1(2)(D)
generate a number that is greater than or less than a given whole number up to 120
1(2)(E)
isolate initial, medial, and final sounds in one-syllable spoken words; and

Electric Pinball: -AVE, -ANK, and -ANG

  • Resource ID: PBS461
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

A boy plays Electric Pinball making words containing the common endings "-ank," "-ang," and "-ave." This resource teaches reading, sight-reading, pronunciation, spelling, phonics, and decoding.

Sight Word Spelling

  • Resource ID: PBS407
  • Grade Range: K–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this lesson students explore with movement and creativity to make words come alive! Using sight word flashcards, students use their bodies to spell out simple sight words. 

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

  • Resource ID: PBS338
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
Screen reader support enabled.

1(2)(E)
communicate observations and provide reasons for explanations using student-generated data from simple descriptive investigations.
1(2)(E)
use place value to compare whole numbers up to 120 using comparative language

K–2 Diagnostic Assessments

  • Resource ID: MATH_RA_K2
  • Grade Range: K–2
  • Subject: Math

This resource provides two types of diagnostic tools available to K–2 math teachers: a rapid assessment tool and a flexible interview assessment.

1(2)(F)
segment spoken one-syllable words of three to five phonemes into individual phonemes (e.g., splat = /s/p/l/a/t/).

Sight Word Spelling

  • Resource ID: PBS407
  • Grade Range: K–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this lesson students explore with movement and creativity to make words come alive! Using sight word flashcards, students use their bodies to spell out simple sight words. 

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

1(2)(F)
order whole numbers up to 120 using place value and open number lines

K–2 Diagnostic Assessments

  • Resource ID: MATH_RA_K2
  • Grade Range: K–2
  • Subject: Math

This resource provides two types of diagnostic tools available to K–2 math teachers: a rapid assessment tool and a flexible interview assessment.

1(2)(G)
represent the comparison of two numbers to 100 using the symbols >,
1(3)(A)
decode words in context and in isolation by applying common letter-sound correspondences, including:
1(3)(A)
identify and explain a problem such as finding a home for a classroom pet and propose a solution in his/her own words;
1(3)(A)
distinguish among past, present, and future;
1(3)(A)
use concrete and pictorial models to determine the sum of a multiple of 10 and a one-digit number in problems up to 99
1(3)(A)(i)
decode words in context and in isolation by applying common letter-sound correspondences, including: single letters (consonants) including b, c=/k/, c=/s/, d, f, g=/g/ (hard), g=/j/ (soft), h, j, k, l, m, n, p, qu=/kw/, r, s=/s/, s=/z/, t, v, w, x=/ks/, y, and z;

Tips from the Playground: X

  • Resource ID: PBS440
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Reggie explains that while the letter "x" usually makes the "ks" sound, it also sometimes makes the "z" sound. 

Tips from the Playground: QU

  • Resource ID: PBS441
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Reggie explains the relationship between "q" and "u," and the sound "qu" makes. This resource teaches reading, phonics, and decoding.

Comic Cam: Lazy F

  • Resource ID: PBS396
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Willie Reale does a standup routine about how "ph" and "gh" make the same sound as "f." This resource teaches consonant sounds and letter combinations, reading, sight-reading, spelling, decoding, and phonics.

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

Words from the Wild: F

  • Resource ID: PBS352
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Faith and Tiffany search through their home for items containing the letter "F." This resource teaches reading, decoding, and spelling.

The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

  • Resource ID: PBS338
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
Screen reader support enabled.

Words from the Wild: R

  • Resource ID: PBS329
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Jahreese identifies words containing the letter "r" around his neighborhood in Harlem. This resource teaches reading, decoding, spelling, and vocabulary.

1(3)(A)(ii)
decode words in context and in isolation by applying common letter-sound correspondences, including: single letters (vowels) including short a, short e, short i, short o, short u, long a (a-e), long e (e), long i (i-e), long o (o-e), long u (u-e), y=long e, and y=long i;

Road Trip—Short A & Long A

  • Resource ID: PBS435
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In the car with their father, Henry and Charlotte play a game collecting words containing the long and short "a" vowel sounds from signs and billboards along the road. This resources teaches reading, sight-reading, and decoding.

Unmuffins | The Electric Company

  • Resource ID: PBS420
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Learn about the vocabulary words unsure, unbelievably, undo, unfriendly, and unusual with The Electric Company in an undeniably exciting adventure. Something funny is going on. The Pranksters are being very helpful and The Electric Company is being awfully unfriendly. 

Lights, Camera, Beetles | The Electric Company

  • Resource ID: PBS399
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

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. 

Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: OE

  • Resource ID: PBS391
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Shock and his friend rap and beatbox using words that contain the "oe" vowel combination. This resource teaches reading, pronunciation, and decoding.

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

Tips from the Playground: OE

  • Resource ID: PBS370
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Reggie explains the different sounds made by the "oe" letter combination. He uses the sentence, "Your toes come before your shoes," to help students distinguish between the two sounds while reading. 

The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

  • Resource ID: PBS338
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
Screen reader support enabled.

Road Trip—Long U

  • Resource ID: PBS331
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Knowing that "ew" and "u" produce the same sound, Henry and Charlotte play a game collecting words using those letters/letter combinations from signs and billboards along the road.

1(3)(A)(iii)
decode words in context and in isolation by applying common letter-sound correspondences, including: consonant blends (e.g., bl, st);

Road Trip—N Blends

  • Resource ID: PBS437
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

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.

Mighty Bright Knight | The Electric Company

  • Resource ID: PBS418
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Learn about the vocabulary words individual, opponent, merit, fortunately, and unfortunately with The Electric Company when a competition almost goes too far. Jessica and Manny compete to win the last copy of their favorite comic book, Mighty Bright Knight. 

R Blends

  • Resource ID: PBS408
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

This resource group teaches students all about "r" consonant digraphs. It goes over common "r" blends, such as "tr" and "gr," and teaches students how to pronounce these blends.

Electric Sound Off—N Blends

  • Resource ID: PBS406
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

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. 

Lights, Camera, Beetles | The Electric Company

  • Resource ID: PBS399
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

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. 

Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: L Blends

  • Resource ID: PBS394
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

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

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

Words from the Wild: F

  • Resource ID: PBS352
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Faith and Tiffany search through their home for items containing the letter "F." This resource teaches reading, decoding, and spelling.

The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

  • Resource ID: PBS338
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
Screen reader support enabled.

1(3)(A)(iv)
decode words in context and in isolation by applying common letter-sound correspondences, including: consonant digraphs including ch, tch, sh, th=as in thing, wh, ng, ck, kn, -dge, and ph;

Road Trip—N Blends

  • Resource ID: PBS437
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

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.

Lights, Camera, Beetles | The Electric Company

  • Resource ID: PBS399
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

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. 

Comic Cam: Lazy F

  • Resource ID: PBS396
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Willie Reale does a standup routine about how "ph" and "gh" make the same sound as "f." This resource teaches consonant sounds and letter combinations, reading, sight-reading, spelling, decoding, and phonics.

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

Tips from the Playground: KN, GN, and BT

  • Resource ID: PBS371
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Reggie discusses the silent letters in the "kn," "gn," and "bt" combinations. He advises his viewers that "the ghost is always first," meaning that in all three combinations only the second letter is pronounced. 

The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

  • Resource ID: PBS338
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
Screen reader support enabled.

1(3)(A)(v)
decode words in context and in isolation by applying common letter-sound correspondences, including: vowel digraphs including oo as in foot, oo as in moon, ea as in eat, ea as in bread, ee, ow as in how, ow as in snow, ou as in out, ay, ai, aw, au, ew, oa, ie as in chief, ie as in pie, and -igh; and

Road Trip—OO

  • Resource ID: PBS431
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Charlotte and Henry play a game comparing words which use the "oo" letter combination and the different sounds they make. This resource teaches reading, sight-reading, speeling, pronunciation, and decoding.

Tips from the Playground: Mad at -IE-

  • Resource ID: PBS432
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Reggie gives advice on how to sound out words using the "ie" vowel combination. This resource teaches decoding and reading strategies.

Road Trip—Long E

  • Resource ID: PBS434
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In the car with their father, Henry and Charlotte play a game collecting words containing the "ee" and "ie" vowel combinations from signs and billboards along the road. This resources teaches reading, sight-reading, and decoding.

Bananas | The Electric Company

  • Resource ID: PBS402
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Learn about the vocabulary words binoculars, discover, observe, flustered, and admit with The Electric Company when family members need assistance. Annie's Uncle Sigmund needs The Electric Company's help to talk to an old friend who has come back to visit the neighborhood.

Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: AI

  • Resource ID: PBS392
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Shock and Lisa rap using words that contain the "ai" vowel combination. This resource teaches reading, sight-reading, decoding, and pronunciation.

Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: UE

  • Resource ID: PBS393
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Shock and James play "True or Not True" using words that contain the letters "ue" to demonstrate the sound made by that letter combination. The goal of this resource is reading, sight-reading, spelling, and decoding.

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

Tips from the Playground: OE

  • Resource ID: PBS370
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Reggie explains the different sounds made by the "oe" letter combination. He uses the sentence, "Your toes come before your shoes," to help students distinguish between the two sounds while reading. 

The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

  • Resource ID: PBS338
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
Screen reader support enabled.

Music Video: Jessica & Shock—"IE" Song

  • Resource ID: PBS337
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Shock and Jessica rap and beatbox about how to pronounce the "ie" vowel combination. This resource teaches decoding, reading, and sight-reading.
Screen reader support enabled.

Road Trip—Long U

  • Resource ID: PBS331
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Knowing that "ew" and "u" produce the same sound, Henry and Charlotte play a game collecting words using those letters/letter combinations from signs and billboards along the road.

1(3)(A)(vi)
decode words in context and in isolation by applying common letter-sound correspondences, including: vowel diphthongs including oy, oi, ou, and ow;

Road Trip—OY

  • Resource ID: PBS436
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Charlotte and Henry play a game collecting and comparing words which use the "oi" and the "oy" letter combinations. This resource teaches reading, sight-reading, spelling, pronunciation, and decoding.

Road Trip—OO

  • Resource ID: PBS431
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Charlotte and Henry play a game comparing words which use the "oo" letter combination and the different sounds they make. This resource teaches reading, sight-reading, speeling, pronunciation, and decoding.

Tips from the Playground: OU/OW

  • Resource ID: PBS433
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Reggie discusses the pronunciation of "ou" and "ow," and how to figure out which one goes in which word. He uses the phrase "oh you go first" to demonstrate that "ou" will be used when the sound appears in the first syllable of the word

Bananas | The Electric Company

  • Resource ID: PBS402
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Learn about the vocabulary words binoculars, discover, observe, flustered, and admit with The Electric Company when family members need assistance. Annie's Uncle Sigmund needs The Electric Company's help to talk to an old friend who has come back to visit the neighborhood.

Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: UE

  • Resource ID: PBS393
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Shock and James play "True or Not True" using words that contain the letters "ue" to demonstrate the sound made by that letter combination. The goal of this resource is reading, sight-reading, spelling, and decoding.

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

  • Resource ID: PBS338
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
Screen reader support enabled.

Music Video: Jessica & Shock—"IE" Song

  • Resource ID: PBS337
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Shock and Jessica rap and beatbox about how to pronounce the "ie" vowel combination. This resource teaches decoding, reading, and sight-reading.
Screen reader support enabled.

Road Trip—Long U

  • Resource ID: PBS331
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Knowing that "ew" and "u" produce the same sound, Henry and Charlotte play a game collecting words using those letters/letter combinations from signs and billboards along the road.

1(3)(B)
combine sounds from letters and common spelling patterns (e.g., consonant blends, long- and short-vowel patterns) to create recognizable words;

Mighty Bright Knight | The Electric Company

  • Resource ID: PBS418
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Learn about the vocabulary words individual, opponent, merit, fortunately, and unfortunately with The Electric Company when a competition almost goes too far. Jessica and Manny compete to win the last copy of their favorite comic book, Mighty Bright Knight. 

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

  • Resource ID: PBS338
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
Screen reader support enabled.