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Reading Eggs Back-to-School Planning Guide

Reading Eggs Back-to-School Planning Guide

As we near what will certainly become an unprecedented school year, having your digital tools ready to support flexible learning environments has never been more important. With a stronger focus on mitigating learning gaps—and more specifically, shoring up foundational reading skills—getting your Reading Eggs program in tip-top shape will be an important step to beginning a successful year.

We’ve assembled our top resources 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:

1. 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. 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.

2. 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.

3. Download parent letters, too: This year, more learning at home will be happening than ever before. 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.

4. 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 and Reading Eggspress 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:

Introducing Fast Phonics, a New Reading Eggs Learning Area!
During summer 2020, Reading Eggs introduced a brand new learning area focused on teaching, reinforcing, and assessing core phonics skill using a systematic, synthetic phonics approach. Learn more about what the rich learning area has to offer!

[Feature Focus] 5 Ways Reading Eggs Assignments Make Your Classroom Better
Check out five ways you can use the assignment feature to transform how you use Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress in your classroom!

[Feature Focus] Reading Eggs Engagement Features
Nearly every aspect of Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress is designed to engage and actively reward students so that learning to read becomes a fun and interactive experience. Check out five features that will encourage your students to spend more time actively engaged in learning to read.

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.

Literacy Instruction in the Early Primary Grades: One South Carolina School’s Experience
A recent 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.

How Teachers Can Support Students with Dyslexia in the Elementary Classroom
When you understand what dyslexia is and how to support students, you give dyslexic students in your class a better shot at success. Learn how incorporating dyslexia-friendly teaching methods can help you meet the needs of your students.

NWEA and Reading Eggs Come Together to Drive Reading Growth
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 and Reading Eggspress this school year? Our Support team is here to help! You can reach them by email at readingeggssupport@edmentum.com or phone at 877.394.6695.

This post was originally published June 2019 and has been updated.

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McKenna Wierman studied Journalism at the University of Mississippi, and has worked with Edmentum since June 2016. She currently serves as a Digital Marketing Specialist, and believes that empowered teachers are the key to successful students.