Bug Club Teacher Materials
Bug Club is full of innovative teacher support to save you time and give you theassurance that you’re doing everything you need for your children to become brilliant readers.
At the click of a button, you can allocate books to your children, while building up a real picture of their extra-curricular reading, gauge their reading skills, and even see how they rate each book for enjoyment!
Planning & Assessment guides
A Planning & Assessment Guide for each year of Bug Club includes comprehensive lesson plans for whole-class reading sessions, guided reading notes for every title and running records to help you and your Teaching Assistants with group sessions. There are plenty of ideas for speaking, listening and writing, as well as guidance on gathering evidence for APP.
Guided Reading Cards
Every title comes with free guided reading notes when bought as a guided reading 6-pack. These cards give you a plot summary, a ‘walkthrough’ to help you prepare children ahead of reading, and specific ‘during reading’ and ‘after reading’ activities linked to reading objectives and curriculum focuses. In addition to this there are ideas for speaking and listening & writing activities linked to the book, including ‘phonics for writing’ activities.
Reporting through the online platform
The reporting tools in Bug Club online show how far a child has got with their allocated books and how well they’ve managed to answer the embedded quiz questions linked to assessment focuses. A traffic light system shows how many tries it took for a child to answer correctly giving you an idea of where they need support. You can pull of reports for individual children or for the class as a whole, to help you direct your lesson planning. Children are even asked to rate each book they read using a smiley face system, so you have an idea of what kinds of book to allocate in future.
76 Guided Reading Cards
Teaching Guide for book bands blue to gold.
Access to the online allocation and reporting platform