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How Pearson Bug Club Can Help Your Students Become Lifelong Readers



Pearson Bug Club Book List




Are you looking for a comprehensive reading solution that can help your students develop a love of reading and make progress in their literacy skills? If so, you might want to check out Pearson's Bug Club, a family of reading programmes that cater to children aged 3-11 years old.




Pearson Bug Club Book List



Bug Club is more than just a reading programme. It captures children's imagination and nurtures lifelong readers, and it's proven to work. It's your whole-school solution for all your reading needs, whatever they might be.


In this article, we'll give you an overview of what Bug Club is, what it offers, how you can order books and access online resources, and how you can get started with it in your school or classroom.


Bug Club Family




Bug Club is part of the Bug Club Family, which consists of five different programmes that cover various aspects of reading instruction and development. These are:



  • Bug Club: The core reading programme that combines printed books with interactive eBooks and a unique learning platform.



  • Bug Club Phonics: The phonics programme that provides a fast-paced and systematic approach to teaching phonics.



  • Bug Club Comprehension: The comprehension programme that helps children master deeper comprehension strategies through printed books, eBooks with audio, and an online teacher toolkit.



  • Grammar and Spelling Bug: The grammar and spelling programme that offers online games and guidance for getting to grips with grammar and spelling.



  • Bug Club Shared: The shared reading programme that uses high-quality books designed to be read out loud to encourage excitement around reading for pleasure and to enrich vocabulary and develop comprehension.



Each programme has its own features and benefits, which we'll explore in more detail below.


Bug Club




Bug Club is the core reading programme of the Bug Club Family. It combines over 500 finely levelled books with interactive eBooks and an online reading world so you can allocate books to individual pupils for home reading and assess their progress instantly.


Bug Club is loved by millions of teachers and students around the world, and here are some of the reasons why:



  • It offers a rich variety of fiction, non-fiction, and comics books that appeal to children's interests and match their reading levels.



  • It provides engaging and interactive eBooks that feature quizzes, animations, audio, and feedback to enhance the reading experience.



  • It supports teachers with a unique learning platform that allows them to monitor and track students' reading progress, assign books and activities, and access teaching and assessment resources.



  • It motivates children with a gamified online reading world that rewards them with coins, stickers, badges, and avatars as they read more books and complete quizzes.



  • It boosts children's reading outcomes with a proven pedagogy that is based on the latest research and best practices in reading instruction.



Bug Club Phonics




Bug Club Phonics is where it all begins, providing a firm foundation in phonics for children aged 3-5 years old. It's fast-paced so your children start to read after learning just eight phonemes.


Bug Club Phonics is based on the Letters and Sounds framework, which is widely used in the UK and internationally. It follows a six-phase approach that covers all the 44 phonemes and graphemes in the English language.


Here are some of the features and benefits of Bug Club Phonics:



  • It offers over 130 decodable books that are carefully matched to the phonics progression and provide ample opportunities for children to practise their blending and segmenting skills.



  • It provides interactive eBooks that feature audio, animations, quizzes, and feedback to support children's phonics learning.



  • It supports teachers with a comprehensive teacher toolkit that includes lesson plans, flashcards, posters, games, assessments, and professional development videos.



  • It motivates children with a fun and colourful online reading world that rewards them with coins, stickers, badges, and avatars as they read more books and complete quizzes.



  • It helps children achieve the expected standard in phonics screening check with a systematic and rigorous approach to teaching phonics.



Bug Club Comprehension




Bug Club Comprehension follows a structured teaching approach for ages 7 to 11, including printed books, eBooks with audio and an online teacher toolkit to help every child master deeper comprehension strategies.


Bug Club Comprehension is based on the Reciprocal Reading model, which is an evidence-based strategy that involves four key skills: predicting, clarifying, questioning, and summarising. It helps children become active and independent readers who can understand and enjoy texts at a deeper level.


Here are some of the features and benefits of Bug Club Comprehension:



  • It offers over 100 high-quality texts that cover a range of genres, topics, and themes that are relevant and engaging for children.



  • It provides interactive eBooks that feature audio narration, embedded questions, annotations, and feedback to scaffold children's comprehension skills.



  • It supports teachers with a comprehensive teacher toolkit that includes lesson plans, teaching slides, assessment tools, differentiation guidance, and professional development videos.



  • It motivates children with a stimulating online reading world that rewards them with coins, stickers, badges, and avatars as they read more books and complete quizzes.



  • It prepares children for the higher expectations of the UK primary curriculum and ensures all children are challenged and supported in their comprehension development.



Grammar and Spelling Bug




Grammar and Spelling Bug is an online programme that offers games and guidance for getting to grips with grammar and spelling. It helps you deliver the higher expectations of the UK primary curriculum and ensures all children are engaged.


Grammar and Spelling Bug covers all the key objectives for grammar and spelling from Year 1 to Year 6. It follows a clear progression that builds on children's prior knowledge and skills.


Here are some of the features and benefits of Grammar and Spelling Bug:



games that provide fun and interactive practice for grammar and spelling concepts.


  • It provides clear and concise teaching videos that explain the grammar and spelling rules and examples.



  • It supports teachers with a handy teacher dashboard that allows them to assign games and videos to individual pupils or groups, monitor and track their progress, and access printable resources.



  • It motivates children with a colourful online reading world that rewards them with coins, stickers, badges, and avatars as they play more games and watch more videos.



  • It helps children achieve the expected standard in grammar, punctuation, and spelling tests with a thorough and consistent approach to teaching grammar and spelling.



Bug Club Shared




Bug Club Shared is the newest member of the Bug Club Family. This shared reading programme uses high-quality books, designed to be read out loud, to encourage excitement around reading for pleasure and to enrich vocabulary and develop comprehension.


Bug Club Shared covers a range of genres, topics, and themes that are suitable for children aged 4-11 years old. It follows a three-stage approach that involves before reading, during reading, and after reading activities.


Here are some of the features and benefits of Bug Club Shared:



  • It offers over 80 stunning books that feature captivating illustrations, engaging stories, and rich language that capture children's attention and imagination.



  • It provides interactive eBooks that feature audio narration, embedded questions, annotations, and feedback to support children's shared reading experience.



  • It supports teachers with a comprehensive teacher toolkit that includes lesson plans, teaching slides, assessment tools, differentiation guidance, and professional development videos.



  • It motivates children with a lively online reading world that rewards them with coins, stickers, badges, and avatars as they read more books and complete quizzes.



  • It fosters a love of reading in children by exposing them to a variety of texts and genres that inspire them to read more widely and independently.



How to order Bug Club books




If you're interested in ordering Bug Club books for your school or classroom, you have two options:



  • You can order single titles or packs of books from the Pearson website. You can browse the Bug Club Family page to find out more about each programme and see the book lists. You can also download a visual order form that provides a comprehensive list of each single title with its book band and level, as well as subscriptions, teaching, assessment and money saving packs.



  • You can order through a local representative. You can find your nearest representative by visiting the contact us page on the Pearson website. They can help you with any queries you might have and provide you with a quote.



Whichever option you choose, you'll get free delivery on orders over 100 (or equivalent in local currency).


How to access Bug Club online resources




If you want to access the online platform, eBooks, games, and teacher toolkit that come with Bug Club programmes, you'll need a subscription. You can choose from different subscription categories depending on the size of your school or class.


You can subscribe online through the Pearson website or through a local representative. You can also request a free 2-month trial to try out the online resources before you buy.


Once you have a subscription, you'll receive an activation code that you can use to register on the ActiveLearn Primary website. This is where you'll be able to access all the online resources for Bug Club programmes.


You'll also be able to create accounts for your students and assign them books and activities according to their reading levels and needs. You'll also be able to monitor their progress and performance through the online platform.


How to get started with Bug Club




If you're ready to get started with Bug Club in your school or classroom, here are some tips and advice to help you make the most of it:



  • Make sure you have the right books and online resources for your students. You can use the visual order form or the Bug Club Family page to see the book lists and levels for each programme. You can also use the reading assessment guide to assess your students' reading levels and assign them the appropriate books and eBooks.



  • Make sure you have access to the online platform and teacher toolkit. You can subscribe online or through a local representative, and request a free trial if you want to try it out first. You can also watch the video walkthrough to see how the online platform works and how to use it effectively.



  • Make sure you have some training and support. You can access a range of professional development videos, webinars, and guides on the Bug Club Family page or on the online platform. You can also contact your local representative or Pearson customer service for any queries or issues you might have.



  • Make sure you have a plan and a routine. You can use the lesson plans, teaching slides, and assessment tools that come with each programme to plan and deliver your reading lessons. You can also use the best practices and tips that are provided in the teacher toolkit and online platform to implement Bug Club effectively in your school or classroom.



  • Make sure you have fun and enjoy reading with your students. You can use the high-quality books, interactive eBooks, online games, and rewards to create a positive and engaging reading culture in your school or classroom. You can also encourage your students to read more at home and share their reading experiences with you and their peers.



Conclusion




Bug Club is a family of reading programmes that can help you develop confident and motivated readers in your school or classroom. It offers a range of printed books, interactive eBooks, online games, and teacher resources that cover various aspects of reading instruction and development.


Bug Club is proven to work, as it is based on the latest research and best practices in reading pedagogy. It is also loved by millions of teachers and students around the world, as it is fun, engaging, and rewarding.


If you want to find out more about Bug Club, you can explore the Bug Club Family page on the Pearson website, where you can download a brochure, a visual order form, a reading assessment guide, and a sample book. You can also request a free 2-month trial to try out the online resources before you buy.


Don't miss this opportunity to transform your reading instruction and development with Bug Club. Order your books today and subscribe to the online platform to get started with Bug Club in your school or classroom.


FAQs




Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Bug Club:



  • What is Bug Club?Bug Club is a family of reading programmes that cater to children aged 3-11 years old. It consists of five different programmes that cover various aspects of reading instruction and development: Bug Club, Bug Club Phonics, Bug Club Comprehension, Grammar and Spelling Bug, and Bug Club Shared.



  • How does Bug Club work?Bug Club works by combining printed books with interactive eBooks and an online reading world. It allows teachers to assign books and activities to individual pupils for home reading and assess their progress instantly. It also motivates children with a gamified online reading world that rewards them with coins, stickers, badges, and avatars as they read more books and complete quizzes.



the Bug Club Family page to find out more about each programme and see the book lists. You can also download a visual order form that provides a comprehensive list of each single title with its book band and level, as well as subscriptions, teaching, assessment and money saving packs.


  • How do I access Bug Club online resources?You need a subscription to access the online platform, eBooks, games, and teacher toolkit that come with Bug Club programmes. You can subscribe online through the Pearson website or through a local representative. You can also request a free 2-month trial to try out the online resources before you buy. Once you have a subscription, you'll receive an activation code that you can use to register on the ActiveLearn Primary website. This is where you'll be able to access all the online resources for Bug Club programmes.



  • How do I get started with Bug Club?You can get started with Bug Club by ordering the right books and online resources for your students, accessing the online platform and teacher toolkit, getting some training and support, and having a plan and a routine. You can use the lesson plans, teaching slides, assessment tools, best practices, and tips that come with each programme to plan and deliver your reading lessons. You can also use the high-quality books, interactive eBooks, online games, and rewards to create a positive and engaging reading culture in your school or classroom.



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