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Reading Levels

For reference, the grade level of the stories and non-fiction texts in the program are listed below. The level determined for each story or passage is based on several criteria open to the rater’s interpretation and may change as additional measures of reading level are developed. Teachers are encouraged to adjust level designations in accordance with their own or their site’s determinations.

Headsprout Early Reading

Episode Title (green indicates a benchmark story) Learning A-Z Level Grade Level Fountas & Pinnell Total Words
5 See! K A 11
6 The Van K A 19
7 The Can K A 23
8 Vee Can See K A 26
9 Fran Feels K A 20
10 Can Fran See? K A 27
11 Fran and Lee K A 34
12 I See Fran and Lee K A 36
13 Vee and the Can K A 33
14 Lee Sleeps K A 32
15 See the Sand K B 42
16 Clee Can Plan K B 37
17 Can Pip Sleep? K B 36
18 Feel the Sand! K B 29
19 Clee and Pip Can See K B 39
20 The Peel and the Fan K B 31
21 Fran and the Sand K B 37
22 The Fish and the Reef K B 39
23 Clee and Pip K B 39
24 The Fish Flips 1st C 48
25 Pip and Clee 1st C 40
26 The Fan K B 18
27 Sand 1st C 44
28 Clee and Pip and Lee Can See K B 17
29 Hands and Wings K B 32
30 Fling and Scout 1st C 41
31 Scout and the Tree 1st C 49
32 Fran and Lee and Pip and Clee 1st D 63
33 Fling and the Ant 1st D 59
34 Vee Is Sleeping 1st D 69
35 The Ant and the Plant 1st D 71
36 I Would, I Should, I Could, I Can 1st D 109
37 Hands and Feet 1st D 61
38 Trish and Fling Vanish 1st D 67
39 Sweeping Sand 1st E 102
40 San Sold the Old Van 1st D 83
Snipping the Strings 1st D 76
Can Trish See Cancan? 1st D 101
41 Trish Feels Cold 1st E 89
42 Sing! 1st C 48
43 Lee Is Creeping 1st D 72
44 Swish and the Can 1st E 114
45 Swish, Trish, and the Ring 1st E 97
46 Pip and the Plants 1st E 90
47 Blake and the Cake 1st D 46
48 Blake Takes a Hike 1st E 107
49 The Tools and the Van 1st E 106
50 Cooking 1st D 66
51 Fran Looks for Her Book 1st E 98
52 In the Lake 1st E 78
53 The Long Song 1st F 146
54 Two Lakes, One Moon 1st F 114
55 Playing in the Sand 1st E 89
56 Numbers in the Sand 1st F 169
57 More Pancakes 1st G 158
58 Blake Needs a Hat 1st F 110
59 Mike and Dipper Have Colds 1st E 77
60 Flings Hides the Plate 1st F 103
61 Jingles Can Do It 1st F 69
62 Mike Has Supper 1st F 67
63 Where Is Strummer? 1st F 109
64 Open and Shut 1st H 227
65 Spike Feels Better 1st F 99
Jingles Wants a Ride 1st I 188
66 Who Will Play in the Band? 1st G 112
67 Where Does Strummer Live? 1st I 256
68 First One on the Bus 1st F 110
The Cookie Jar 1st I 292
69 Sprout Asks Why 1st G 70
70 If You Tell a Crow to Go 1st H 190
71 How Tall, How High 1st G 131
72 From San to Vee 1st G 100
At the Park 2nd J 415
73 What Color Will I Be? 1st I 296
74 Each One Is Yellow 1st G 104
75 Mars, the Fourth Planet 1st H 147
76 Quick Quack, the Duck 1st H 188
77 In Line at Zog’s 1st H 114
Quick Quack Sees His Friends 2nd K 679
78 Sprout Grows a Flower 1st I 174
79 “I Wonder,” Said Worm 1st I 216
Can a Worm Take a Taxi? 2nd J 269
Things in the Sky 2nd K 524
Bernadette Looks for Treasure 2nd K 778
80 Look What People Are Saying! 2nd J 250
Mike and His Hats 2nd K 201
Jill’s Story 2nd L 391
Zog Makes a Something Stew 2nd L 278
Spike Makes a Discovery 2nd L 291
What Lives in the Sea? 2nd L 829


Headsprout Reading Comprehension

Episodes Title Total Words Grade Level & Genre
1-10 Multiple short passages (fiction and non-fiction) Varies 2.6–2.9
11-14 The Great Uncertain Shape 1,272 2.6–2.9
Fiction, multi-chapter
15 Helen Keller 228 2.6–2.9
Non-fiction (biography)
17-22 The Hunt for the Ancient Scrolls 1,762 3.0–3.2
Fiction, multi-chapter
23 The Many Colors of Light 315 3.0–3.2
Non-fiction (physics)
24-25 Inches to Feet to Yards
Using a Scale
171
173
3.0–3.2
Non-fiction (measurement)
26-29 Lee and the Neighborhood Mural 1,775 3.3–3.6
Fiction, multi-chapter
30 All About Horses 384 3.3–3.6
Non-fiction (life science)
31-38 The Orbitville Kids at City Hall 2,882 3.7–4.0
Fiction, multi-chapter
39 A Balance in Government 549 3.7–4.0
Non-fiction (civics)
40 Jessica and the “Animals of the Arctic” Exhibit 598 4.1–4.3
Fiction
41 Illustrations and Information 615 4.1–4.3
Non-fiction (poster display)
42 A Time for Rhyme
The Habitat of Americanus
192 4.1–4.3
Poems
43 The Mangrove Swamp: an Important Environment 608 4.1–4.3
Non-fiction (life and Earth science)
44 Tyler at the Museum
Linda at the Baseball Game
105
171
4.1–4.3
Fiction
45 Hunting for Dinosaurs
Inside an Old Sailing Ship
171
245
4.1–4.3
Non-fiction
46 My Hard Choice
How I Found Wafers
185
317
4.1–4.3
Fiction
47 The Solar System of Planet Earth 380 4.1–4.3
Non-fiction (Earth and space science)
48 The Journal of the Burrows Island Whale Watcher 416 4.4
Fiction
49 Americanus and the Two Crocodiles 223 4.4
Poem
50 The Earth, Our Home 458 4.4
Non-fiction (Earth and space science)