Evaluation Matrix 2 Bug Club

Name of teaching resource

Bug Club

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.


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