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Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs

Blake Education
Reading and writing
Reading Eggs teaches and rehearses basic literacy skills in gamified lessons

Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. Each lesson has plenty of interactive activities as well as high-quality videos and songs. The platform offers extensive tools for the teacher for monitoring the progress as well as worksheets and plans for extra activities.

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Playable offline
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Reading Eggs provides a lot of materials for the students to practice with. Most of the activities require active engagement from the user and they can go forward only by doing all of the activities. There's plenty of extra material, like games and stories that the user can play with after completing the given tasks, and the teacher material also includes extra activities done in class. The users can't skip content but the teacher can assign certain tasks for the students.
Reading Eggs provides a lot of material that starts from letters and phonemes and continues to words and stories. The extent of the planned material makes it support learning over time in a very comprehensive way, and the learner's new skills are built upon the existing skills and knowledge. By default, all the students start from the same baseline but the teacher can give individual tasks as well even though the students wouldn't have gone through all the content yet.
Reading Eggs follows linear, predetermined user progression. The content is divided into lessons and students need to progress in order if the teacher doesn't give other instructions and give other tasks. The learning progress is quite directly comparable between students, and teachers have data about this. The placement test sets the right difficulty level for each student.
Most of the activities are done individually and independently, without interacting with other students. Some of the teachers' activities include collaborative tasks. Students can also write stories and other students can rate them.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

Reading Eggs has a lot of content and a wide selection of teacher's materials to support the learning experience.
The lovely voices, animations and songs makes the solution feel engaging and interesting.
The huge variety of characters as a part of the solutions fosters creativity and imagination.
The student can practice letters, phonemes, spelling, and typing in variety of ways and in a comprehensive manner

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words.
Respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes (letters or groups of letters) for all 40+ phonemes, including, where applicable, alternative sounds for graphemes.
Read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words containing GPCs that have been taught.
Read common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word.
Read aloud accurately books that are consistent with their developing phonic knowledge and that do not require them to use other strategies to work out words.
Re-read these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading.
Continue to apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words until automatic decoding has become embedded and reading is fluent.
Read aloud books closely matched to their improving phonic knowledge, sounding out unfamiliar words accurately, automatically and without undue hesitation.
Apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (etymology and morphology) as listed in English Appendix 1, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words they meet.
Read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word.
Apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (morphology and etymology), as listed in English Appendix 1, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that they meet.
Learning to appreciate rhymes and poems, and to recite some by heart.
Discussing word meanings, linking new meanings to those already known.
Understand books by drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher.
Understand books by checking that the text makes sense to them as they read and correcting inaccurate reading.
Understand books by discussing the significance of the title and events.
Understand books by making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.
Understand books by predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far.
Understand books by answering and asking questions.
Using dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read.
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds.
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
Read words with inflectional endings.
Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read other words of more than one syllable that contain taught GPCs.
Read words containing taught GPCs and –s, –es, –ing, –ed, –er and –est endings.
Listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing.
Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.
Apply simple spelling rules and guidance.
Spelling words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught.
Spelling common exception words.
Spelling the days of the week.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Define words by category and by one or more key attributes.
Read easily, fluently and with good understanding.

Soft skills learning goals

Encouraging to build new information and visions
Learning to face failures and disappointments
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts
Practicing persistent working
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Practicing to set one's own learning goals
Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
Practicing memorizing skills
Practicing fine motor skills
Practicing categorization and classification
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Practising visual recognition
Using technology as a part of explorative process
Practicing keyboard skills and touch typing
Experiencing and exploring sounds and music from different sources
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Practicing communication through different channels
Learning to notice causal connections
Learning to combine information to find new innovations
Practicing to notice causal connections
Practicing to find ways of working that are best for oneself
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Practicing creative thinking
Learning the basics of spelling
Learning to plan and design own written content and textual representations
Practicing logical reasoning to understand and interpret information in different forms
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Learning to recognise and evaluate arguments and their reasonings
Developing problem solving skills
Practicing to look things from different perspectives
Practicing versatile ways of working

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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