How technology can support reading

We want children to grow up with a love of books, but also recognise the place for computers, smartphones and tablets as ways to engage children to read.
 
Every child will be bringing home books from either their phonics session, their guided reading or their independent choice from our library. However, we also encourage children to access our online reading scheme, 'Bug Club,' in school at lunchtimes and at home in their spare time. Every child has a username and password and the books can be accessed whenever the child has an internet connection. The texts are bright and engaging and the children really enjoy reading them and answering the questions on screen as they go through the ebook.
 
In 2016-17, we introduced an online reading skills resource called Lexia Core5, which the children access at school. The programme develops children's vocabulary, reading speed, comprehension, spelling and grammar. This resource can also be accessed from home and children are encouraged to log on regularly.
 
Links to both resources are below. If you would like more information, please speak to your child's class teacher at the next Assertive Mentoring meeting.