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Headsprout Sample Episodes

Insights and Examples of Headsprout's ComprehensiveReading Program in Action

Headsprout's highly interactive episodes are served across two sequences: early reading and reading comprehension. Throughout the early reading episodes, students are introduced to important reading fundamentals. Once they have mastered these key foundational reading skills, students move on to the second component of the Headsprout program where they learn important reading comprehension strategies.

Early Reading Episodes

Introducing Phonics Fundamentals

Introducing Phonics Fundamentals

Students learn to hear a sound and associate it with a specific set of letters (grapheme).

Blending: Sounding Out Words

Blending: Sounding Out Words

Students say the sounds that go with each phonemic element and place them within recognizable words.

Introducing Sentences

Introducing Sentences

Students independently read a short story, and demonstrate comprehension of each sentence in the story.



Picture-Based Comprehension

Picture-Based Comprehension

Students begin to use comprehension skills to build sentences and express meaning from pictures.

Introducing Comprehension Exercises

Introducing Comprehension Exercises

Students take part in exercises found on many standardized reading tests.

Reading Long Passages

Reading Long Passages

Students read longer, more complex passages and answer questions about the passages to demonstrate comprehension.

Reading Comprehension Episodes

Literal Comprehension

Literal Comprehension

Students learn to find facts explicitly stated in the text.

Inferential Comprehension

Inferential Comprehension

Students use clue words to help them answer questions not explicitly stated in the text.

Main Idea Comprehension

Main Idea Comprehension

Students learn to identify the predominant theme in a passage by filling theme buckets.



Vocabulary/Derived Meaning

Vocabulary/Derived Meaning

Students learn to figure out the meaning of words from the context.

Putting Everything Together

Putting Everything Together

Students use multiple comprehension strategies to answer an assortment of questions about various forms of passages and illustrations.

Reward Sequences

Reward Sequences

Throughout the program, students enjoy a number of animated sequences that illustrate what they just read, as they move on to new concepts and ideas.


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