Reading Eggs Back-to-School Planning Guide
Reading Eggs Back-to-School Planning Guide
Make sure you’re ready to hit the ground running this fall with the digital tools needed to support a successful back-to-school transition! Getting your Reading Eggs program in tip-top shape will be an important first step in shoring up your student’s foundational reading skills.
Check out our top resources below to help you set up, explore program features, and learn best practices.
Prepare Your Account for the New Year
We know that you and your students are eager to get going on the journey toward proficient reading this year! Here are a few checklist items to review before kicking off the school year:
- Manage teachers, students, and classes: Depending on your account type, there are a couple of housekeeping tasks you’ll want to check on. Refer to the tips below, as well as the Reading Eggs Getting Started Resources page, for helpful guidance.
As a subscription coordinator, make sure to spend some time updating your teachers and their classes. On top of that, you’ll want to promote all of your students to the next grade level using the rollover feature (in your teacher interface, navigate to Management > Manage Rollover). If you have new students to import, you can do so one at a time, or all at once via CSV upload.
As a teacher, you can create new classes, add new students individually or all at once via CSV upload, and manage student progress.
- Download student logins: By the start of the new school year, even the most seasoned students may have forgotten their usernames and passwords. That’s why Reading Eggs makes it easy to access student login details anytime you need them. From your educator interface, navigate to Management, then Manage Students to generate login cards. Print a couple of copies—one to hold onto for your records, and another to cut apart and pass out to students for any in-class use of the program.
- Download parent letters, too: If your students will be learning at home in any capacity, use parent letters to introduce the program to your students’ families. Bonus: the student logins will be embedded! From your educator interface, simply go to Management, then Manage Students, and select Parent Letters.
- Reset placement tests: Because students have been away from the classroom for nearly three months during summer break, it’s not a bad idea to reassess where they stand academically. Whether your learners are using Reading Eggs or Reading Eggspress, you can reset their placement tests as a teacher. Keep in mind that resetting a placement test will clear students’ prior data in that area, which will be updated with new placement test scores.
Explore Our Favorite Features
Reading Eggs, Reading Eggspress, and Fast Phonics are built to make learning to read and reading to learn fun, engaging, and achievable for your students. Nearly every area of the program was designed with emerging readers in mind. Take a look at a few of our favorite features:
[Feature Focus] Placement Tests & Individualized Lessons
Check out the functionality that is in place in Reading Eggs to ensure students acquire learning incrementality at a pace that’s just right for them by beginning with an optional placement test, followed by individualized lessons.
[Feature Focus] Reading Eggs Engagement Features
Nearly every aspect of Reading Eggs, Reading Eggspress, and Fast Phonics is designed to engage and actively reward students so that learning to read becomes a fun and interactive experience. Check out seven features that will encourage your students to spend more time actively engaged in learning to read.
[Feature Focus] Reading Eggs Printable and Digital Worksheets
Looking for ready-made resources to support your young readers in any learning environment? Reading Eggs’ printable and digital worksheets are here to help!
Diving Into Fast Phonics Features
Fast Phonics contains several exciting features that are designed for emergent and early pre-K – 2 readers and older elementary students with gaps in their core reading knowledge. Take a deep dive into the various components and see what they mean for your students!
Redefining the Library with E-Books and Reading Eggs
With Reading Eggs, your students have access to an extensive online Library packed with over 3,000 fiction and nonfiction e-books. Check out this blog to learn how to effectively implement Reading Eggs as part of your classroom’s digital library.
Gather Implementation Best Practices
An ideal literacy program aligns with the specific needs of your student population. Check out this combination of first-hand success insights, best practices for specific learner populations, and guidance for current users using a partner assessment.
5 Tips for Planning Your Time in Reading Eggs Effectively Check out our top five tips for ensuring your students make the most out of their Reading Eggs experience, from developing foundational literacy skills to becoming lifelong readers.
Literacy Instruction in the Early Primary Grades: One South Carolina School’s Experience
A research study by Latisha D. Lowery, Ed.D., conducted to examine the effects of Reading Eggs on elementary reading growth revealed that the Reading Eggs program, when used as a supplement, was effective in improving reading proficiency scores. Read up on the details of how in Winnsboro, South Carolina, one Title I elementary school committed to helping its youngest students become proficient readers, is leveraging technology and an individualized approach to make it happen.
Closing Literacy Gaps for Diverse Learners in Indiana
Using Reading Eggs, Indiana Math and Science Academy West helps K–6 learners of all ability and achievement levels close reading gaps and reach foundational literacy milestones. Read on to learn more about their best practices and how you can maximize learning this year, whether class takes place online, in-person, or both!
Reading Eggs is an NWEA-approved instructional content provider and, as such, you can use your students’ NWEA MAP Growth assessment RIT scores to determine placement in Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress lessons without further testing. Make your assessment data more powerful by providing individualized instruction in Reading Eggs!
Stay on Top of What’s New
We’re constantly improving our programs based on your feedback. Check out the Reading Eggs What’s New Page, where you’ll find details about the latest releases.
Looking for additional assistance to get you up and running with Reading Eggs, Reading Eggspress, and Fast Phonics this school year? Head over to the Reading Eggs Getting Started Page!
This post was originally published June 2019 by McKenna Wierman and has been updated as of July 2022.