Reading Eggs is an interactive web-based reading intervention for pupils aged 4 to 13 years. It consists of a series of online reading games and activities which aim to develop reading skills, as well as a library of e-books and real-time assessment and reporting tools. The Reading Eggs Library contains more than 2,000 e-books spanning a wide range of curriculum subjects including English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography. Many e-books in the library also have dedicated book notes, printable activities, chapter and book quizzes. The resource also includes Reading Eggspress, which focuses on developing essential comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and usage skills for pupils in Key Stage 2. Incentives and rewards are incorporated into many areas of Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress: pupils earn varying amounts of ‘Eggs’ for reading books, writing stories, completing quizzes and lessons, and playing games. Eggs can be spent in the shop to personalise pupils’ avatars and decorate their virtual home.
The real-time reporting included in Reading Eggs gives teachers access to a complete overview of the content covered as well as word lists and skill charts for each pupil. Teachers are able to set summative assessments and specific tasks for formative assessment, see the results and track progress over time. A range of teaching resources are included to supplement the online resource in the classroom, including book notes and pupil worksheets covering writing, grammar and comprehension. Additionally, Reading Eggspress Stadium allows pupils to compete against other pupils in their class, school, or around the world at timed games covering spelling, grammar and vocabulary fluency.
Reading Eggs is a web-based intervention, it can be accessed by PC/Mac, iOS, Android devices, Windows tablets and Chromebooks.
Reading Eggs has not been included in any systematic reviews into the effectiveness of educational programmes.