Friday, September 6, 2019

Another Reading Eggs REVIEW

Reading Eggs has been such a favorite for my family.  My highschooler used it when he was younger and now Little Bug is enjoying working through the 240 Essential Reading Skills for First Grade workbook. We already had a subscription to the online component and the workbook works alongside the online program.  They have workbooks for 6 levels of reading and 3 levels of math.  I received a softbound copy of the 270-page workbook for First Grade reading. The cover is a nice glossy heavyweight cardstock type material.  The inside pages are heavyweight paper with lots of eye-catching colors.

lesson page

We previously reviewed the 240 Essential Reading Skills for Kindergarten and also the online version of the Reading Eggs program.  I love that my kids love to work on the program and the results I saw with both of my kids made it well worth our investment.

Table of Contents
Sample lesson planner page

The workbook covers phonics, vocabulary, writing, and comprehension.  The First Grade workbook covers lessons 61 to 120 of the online program.  You DO NOT have to have an online subscription to work through this workbook, you can use it independently.  If you use it in conjunction with the online program you will see that the lessons are grouped into "maps" and each map includes 10 lessons each.  Within each "map" the workbook provides a review, a quiz and a certificate of completion that includes the skills completed.  There is also a "Fun Spot" activity at the end of every map that includes activities such as finding objects, coloring, word seek, crosswords, etc.

Lesson pages

The lessons are geared to only take about 15 minutes a day and the skills mastered include:

  • Phonics
  • Phonological awareness
  • Phonemic awareness
  • High-frequency sight words
  • Handwriting
  • Reading Comprehension

End of lesson Certificate of Completion

End of year certificate of Completion

If you use the online program in conjunction with the workbook, it is recommended that you complete the online lesson first.  Each lesson in the workbook is 4 pages long and ends with a review synopsis of what you covered.  There are a total of 60 lessons in the book so if you cover just 2 lessons per week that would give you a year's worth of lessons.  It would be easy to cover in just one semester if your child is not overwhelmed with the work.  I would highly suggest that you get the online subscription to go with the workbook to not only help enforce the skills but give the kids additional incentive to complete their work.  There are lots of fun games and rewards in the online component.  It would also help to make it a complete year of curriculum.  I believe language arts should be slow and steady, not swallowed whole.  My daughter absolutely LOVES the online component.

Fun Spot sample page

1 page of an end of lesson review

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While I was disappointed to find several errors in the workbook as we have been doing our lessons, it goes without saying that we love and recommend 240 Essential Reading Skill for First Grade.  You can connect with Reading Eggs on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, PINTEREST, YOUTUBE, and INSTAGRAM.

Please also take the time to look at the other reviews from my fellow Crew members by clicking on the graphic link below.  We reviewed different levels of their reading and math workbooks.  Don't forget to take advantage of the 4 Free Weeks of Reading.

240 Essential Reading Skills & 200 Essential Math Skills  {Reading Eggs Reviews}
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