|Name of teaching resource
|Weblink (if web based)|
|Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)
Kindergarten to Year 6.
|How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)
Individuals and whole class.
|Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?
Reading in English
|Identify the strengths of this teaching resource
· A Planning & Assessment Guide for each year of Bug Club includes comprehensive lesson plans for whole-class reading sessions, guided reading notes to help you the teacher with group sessions.
· There are plenty of ideas for writing and listening, as well as activities linked to the book, including ‘phonics for writing’ activities. Also, CBeebies video and whiteboard activities.
· Classroom teacher allocates 4-5 books per week for each student.
· I really like the reporting tool which shows how far a student has got with their allocated books and how well they’ve managed to answer the questions.
· Children are even asked to rate each book they read using a smiley face system, hence the teacher can have an idea of what kinds of a book to allocate in future.
|Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource (it has a few weaknesses)
· The eBooks can be read to the children at the click of a button, but it would be great it to see individual words highlighted as they were read.
|Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource
· I strongly believe they can add another resource for writing. Children can write a summary, a narrative or any other form of writing, then bug club can evaluate their writing skills. This can be a great tool to enhance students writing skills as well as reading.
R Pearson. (n.d.). Bug club home. Retrieved from