Bug Club Online Reading Resource Parent Information Meeting • Introduction to Bug Club • How does it work? • Opportunity to navigate the website in classrooms • Questions with class teachers What is Bug Club? • School phonetically-based reading programme that links online eBooks with printed books. • Bug Club links to our letters and sounds phonics programme allowing children to read eBooks at their appropriate phonic phase. Why Bug Club? • New innovative way of accessing literature • The books are eye-catching, interesting and engage readers with an extensive range of both fiction and non-fiction • The characters are engaging and known to the children • Studies also show that reluctant readers are more likely to read on-screen than pick up a book - especially boys. Reading opportunities • • • • • • Guided reading – twice weekly Home reading books changed and sent home daily Daily independent reading activities (from the Interactive whiteboard, labels in the classroom etc) Regular individual reading to Teachers and Teaching Assistants to check progress Shared reading from the IWB daily Access to bug club via class computer or school laptops How does it work? Choose a bug ‘My books’ ‘Books I have read’ ‘My rewards’ ‘Parent’s help’ Bug Club Help Reading the eBooks Reading the eBooks Sounds in the book Read to me option Reading the eBooks Allocation of eBooks • • • eBooks, like in Guided Reading, will be allocated the band above home reading books (unless the child has recently moved to that band) There are a limited number of eBooks for each level. eBooks will be allocated on a timed basis dependent on the child and the teacher. Please remember……. • Listen to your child read their home reading book or eBook daily. • It is NOT a race to read as many ebooks as possible. • Work through the online comprehension activities with your child to ensure they fully understand the story. • Finally…..enjoy sharing books and eBooks with your child and PRAISE PRAISE PRAISE! Workshop time! The only way to really understand the benefits of the programme is to have a play and spread the reading bug!