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The science behind reading


Reading is often seen as a skill that requires particularly two abilities – identifying words (decoding) and interpreting their meaning correctly (comprehension). However, developing these broad capabilities requires the acquisition of more specific competences. As an extensive body of research has shown there are five essential skills for mastering reading. A high-quality literacy education should include all five components. This is where Reading Eggs steps in – the online resource covers the development and improvement of all five competencies.

Phonemic Awareness¹

Component 1

The ability to hear, identify, and manipulate the individual sounds, known as phonemes, in spoken words.  

Reading Eggs teaches phonemic awareness using a sequential series of skill-building activities designed to increase sound awareness. Students will also become familiar with the placement of individual phonemes as the initial, medial and final sound.


Component 2

Correlating sounds with letters or groups of letters. 

Reading Eggs follows a method of teaching students to read by correlating sounds with written letters. Recognising this connection is an essential foundational reading skill. With an engaging set of characters taking your students on a journey, readers will learn how to decode words into sounds and encode sounds into words.


Component 3

Understanding the meaning of words, their definitions and their context.

With both Reading Eggs and Eggspress, learners will be able to increase the amount of words they understand and use as part of their working vocabulary. Within lessons, activities, games and eBooks, students will be provided with visual support to provide context and boost retention levels. 


Component 4

Ability to read with speed, understanding and accuracy.  

A variety of skills work together to build reading fluency. We understand that students need to have access to books at an appropriate reading level to improve their reading endurance that will help increase their reading fluency. Reading Eggs and Eggspress provide instructional activities that build a learner’s reading stamina at any level.


Component 5

Understanding the meaning of written text. 

With built-in pre-reading and post-reading activities, the programs ignite students’ thinking and build active reading comprehension skills. Incorporating fiction and non-fiction texts, the program will help readers imagine the characters and their adventures as well as gain new information and deepen their levels of understanding of new topics and concepts.

Students will enjoy reading in a learning environment built to meet the needs of all students


Reading Eggs & Reading Eggspress Curriculum Content

Lessons are aligned to curriculum outcomes and designed for all learning styles. Adaptive technology is integrated within lesson activities to ensure mastery. Embedded throughout the lessons are personalised activities that cater to all different learning styles. With concept videos, guided practice, engaging games and competitions, interactives, various text types, multiple rewards and more – these two resources have it all.

Students and teachers have access to 2500+ eBooks covering all subject areas. With built-in support and practice resources, teachers have what they need to teach and students have everything they need to learn.

Reading Eggs offers a variety of different reading games
Reading Eggs offers a variety of different reading games
Reading Eggs offers a variety of different reading games
Reading Eggs offers a variety of different reading games

Meaningful Reports

With an easy to follow map format, teachers and students have visibility over progress as they complete lessons.

The Reports provide student stats to demonstrate progress, usage, books read and achievement. Within Reading Eggspress, admin and teachers can view graphic snapshots of all areas and drill drown for detailed reports of individual students in table and chart views. With one click, you can easily identify strengths and weaknesses, student improvement and so much more.

These powerful reporting tools are designed for you to quickly take action where it is needed most.

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The report section in Reading Eggs provides teachers with detailed information on their students' reading progress


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