Mapped out like an interactive board game, the 'stepping stones'
reading lessons are the core of the Reading Eggs program.
Each lesson is divided into several parts, featuring a wide range
of interesting activities while following a consistent format.
The first two parts of each lesson are introduced with vibrant, interactive animations led by a host-type character, such as Sam the Ant.
The characters model each new concept and then ask the student to complete an activity. Students must achieve seven correct responses before progressing to the next part of the lesson.
New concepts are introduced using constant interactivity, which keeps children on task as they practise and build confidence.
New skills are reinforced using carefully designed activities that are highly motivating and promote reading success.
The dot-to-dot activities are a fun way for children to learn and practise correct letter formation.
As with drawing letter shapes in the air, the physical act of doing this activity boosts students’ memory of each letter formation. It also helps their counting skills!
The Letter Grid activity in part 4 builds recognition of both capital and lower case letters.
In later lessons, this part is replaced by sight word, phonics or spelling activities.
This vocabulary building activity prepares students for reading the e-book at the end of the lesson.
This activity ensures that students know the words that will appear in part 6, where they will complete the lesson by reading an e-book.
This increases their bank of words and sets them up for success, building their reading confidence.
The final part of the lesson is an online book, which features audio support.
Children finish the lesson by reading an illustrated e-book. Read-to-me audio options are available to support early readers.
Students are rewarded for completing each lesson with a new creature that hatches and becomes part of their online collection.
Each critter links to the content of the lesson. For example, ‘Catty Cake’ is the Reading Eggs critter for the lesson covering the letter C.
In the My Critters section of the program, a matching card shows that Catty Cake lives on a cosy cushion, is friends with a cow and a camel, eats corn and carrots and loves to cook cakes.
This is part of Reading Eggs’ highly motivational reward system, encouraging students to keep learning and improving to unlock exciting new rewards.
The 20 lessons contain 140 activities that cover emergent and early reading levels 1–10. Each lesson has a strong focus on building comprehension skills and expanding students' vocabulary. At the end of each lesson, a ten-question quiz assesses reading comprehension skills. Students are rewarded with golden eggs and special items for their house and avatar, as well as opening up bonus features on their map!Read more about Storylands
The lessons cover the spelling requirements of the first three years of school, with 32 lessons per year level. Printable spelling lists are also available to use in the classroom or as a take-home task.Read more about Spelling