Support Reading Skills at Home with Reading Eggs

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I have loved Reading Eggs for many years now and my daughter, who is in 5th grade, has been using it this year! You can see our post here about Reading Eggspress, which is created for kids ages 7-13. Today I want to share a bit more about the portions for younger kids and why I believe Reading Eggs would be a fabulous addition to your homeschool – since many of you are now schooling at home when you least expected it! Finding a quality educational program online that is also super fun and engaging for kids can be difficult. I highly recommend Reading Eggs, and you can try FREE for 30 days

In case you aren’t familiar with Reading Eggs, below you can see a graphic describing the different areas. 

 

When you sign up, your child can take a placement test to help you assess where s/he should begin.

 

Once your child is ready to begin there are many ways for your child to learn and play. Here is a peek at the Reading Eggs dashboard your child will see. 

As you can see, there are many different areas of the program in addition to the main lessons {in the center}. My daughter has always loved earning eggs and “buying” things for her “house” in the program. 

As a parent, you may wish to do more without the screen and Reading Eggs is a solution for this too! Many who are familiar with Reading Eggs don’t realize that with your membership you get access to printable resources also! Once you are logged in and viewing the parent dashboard, you’ll click on the Bonus Material tab {see screenshot below} and you’ll find lesson plans, worksheets and many more printables!

Here’s a peek at the Activity Sheets from Reading Eggs Lesson 1. There are many options available and you can choose BW or color printables. 

 

Try Reading Eggs for FREE!

If you have never tried Reading Eggs, I HIGHLY recommend it. There is a FREE 30 day  trial, just click here! You will get access to ALL of the levels, plus Mathseeds!

Reading Eggs provides your child with an educationally sound and highly enjoyable program that is not only fun and effective but also easy to integrate into your daily routine.

  • The lessons use colorful animation, fun characters, songs, and rewards to keep children motivated.
  • The program is completely interactive to keep children on task.
  • When children start the program, they can complete a placement quiz to ensure they are starting at the correct reading level.
  • Parents can access detailed progress reports as well as hundreds of downloadable activity sheets that correspond with the lessons in the program.
  • The program includes over 2000 online books for kids – each ending with a comprehension quiz that assesses your child’s understanding.

Why We Switched to Reading Eggs

Reading Eggspress for Reading Comprehension Skills and More

  

{disclaimer – this post is sponsored by Reading Eggs}

You may remember a review I did a few months ago, featuring Reading Eggs. I shared my sweet surprise about the Reading Eggspress portion for older kids and what it was all about. You can read that post here! I am back today with an update now that my daughter has been using Reading Eggspress for awhile. She is in 5th grade and after reviewing Reading Eggs for the last post, I decided to make a change in our homeschool! We now use Reading Eggs for her reading comprehension and spelling.

Why I Chose Reading Eggs

Honestly, my daughter wishes I wouldn’t have chosen this. The main reason – it is difficult! This is also the reason I love it. She can’t just fly right through it, and she is learning things I am not good at remembering to teach.

Below you can see her dashboard, we mainly focus on the MY LESSONS section and the ENGLISH SKILLS section. She works on these on her own using our iPad or a computer.

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She has the hardest time with the quiz portion in the Lessons section. Many of the questions about the book are tricky and sometimes we will sit and do these together.  Below you can see a couple of screenshots to give you an idea of what the quizzes look like, just click on the images to enlarge.

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As her teacher, I love this section and this is where I am finding a huge benefit. She is learning skills that I often forget to emphasize.

In addition to the digital portion, there are also worksheets to go with each unit.

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We do these together as you can see below. I focus on my teaching during this time, making sure she understands how to analyze the text and find answers. She definitely likes this part better – because we are working together.

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My daughter is a great speller so switching to Reading Eggs for spelling was a simple choice. It is included in the membership so I took advantage of it to give her exposure to a different spelling program. I give her a pretest before we begin to work so I know which words to focus on.

Reading Eggspress Worksheets

She completes the spelling portion on the iPad independently for practice. There are all sorts of different activities to practice, as well as a final test.

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There are all sorts of different activities to practice {like “Fly Away Word” shown below}, as well as a final test.

Reading Eggspress Spelling Sample

If you have an older child, I highly recommend giving Reading Eggspress a try! You get to try it out for 4 weeks free – why not?!? Don’t have an older child? Reading Eggs is AMAZING for younger kids too, we used it extensively when she was younger too!

Try Reading Eggs for FREE!

Grab your FREE 4 week trial, just click here! You will get access to ALL of the levels, plus Mathseeds – a program we used extensively when she was younger!

Upon signing up your child can also take the free placement reading test that will place them at the appropriate lesson according to their reading ability.

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Why We Love Reading Eggs

We Love Reading Eggs

{disclaimer – this post is sponsored by Reading Eggs}

It has been years since we have used Reading Eggs. There’s a silly reason for that – I didn’t realize that it was for older kids too! We used it a lot when my daughter was younger but then when our subscription expired, I didn’t think it was worth looking into again because I thought she had aged out of the program. Thankfully I was wrong! I have always thought of it as a “learn to read” program for younger kids, and it definitely IS THAT, but it is so much more!

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When I was contacted to partner with Reading Eggs for this review, I was thrilled to be reminded of this wonderful program and to see that it is something my 10 year old can use! She is the perfect age for the Reading Eggspress section and has been testing it out with me as we prepared for this review! Read below for a bit more about the Reading Eggspress section.

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Reading Eggspress continues the learning to read journey for 7 to 13 year olds, helping children further develop their comprehension, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills.

Key features include:

  • My Lessons – over 200 comprehension lessons which cover five broad levels equivalent to school grades 1 to 6.
  • The Stadium – your child can compete against students from around the world or against the computer with four contests that tests skills in spelling, vocabulary, usage, and grammar.
  • English Skills – focuses on common spelling rules, generalizations, and strategies using a combination of teaching videos, engaging online activities and games, with printable worksheets and assessment tests.
  • The Library – home to over 2500 e-books, each with their own comprehension quiz.

My 5th grader has been using Reading Eggspress for a few weeks now and I have been watching over her shoulder a lot to get a feel for it. So far I am very impressed. I must be honest and tell you she isn’t thrilled with it – mostly because it is a bit challenging for her. She likes for things to be easy and some of the questions and activities are a bit more difficult than she would prefer. But what this means to me is SHE NEEDS IT! I was only planning to use the free trial we had for the review, but I am planning to purchase the program for her to use weekly.

Reading Eggs for Little and BIG kids!

After peering over her shoulder and noticing where she tends to struggle, I realize the importance of her using a program like this. I get feedback in the parent dashboard so I can see how she is doing, which is something I love!

One of my favorite features is the printable plans so I can actually assign lessons to her daily plans.

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Another thing I didn’t know about Reading Eggs – printable activities! When I looked in the Bonus Material section in our dashboard I was sweetly surprised to find worksheets to go along with the online activities. I have hers printed out and ready to go for the start of full homeschool on Monday!

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Try Reading Eggs for FREE!

If you have never tried Reading Eggs, I HIGHLY recommend it. There is a FREE 4 week trial, just click here! You will get access to ALL of the levels, plus Mathseeds – a program we used extensively when she was younger!

Upon signing up your child can also take the free placement reading test that will place them at the appropriate lesson according to their reading ability.

Reading Eggs Free Trial Access

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