To obtain a school code for the Reading Eggs program, teachers can go to the Reading Eggs website, sign up as a teacher, and select their school. The code is filled in automatically. If the appropriate school is not listed, the teacher must call 877-394-6695 to be given a school code.
Reading Eggs is a program designed to help children learn to read. It offers one-on-one lessons that monitor each child's progress, and it allows a child to work through the program at his own rate. After signing up, the child takes a free reading test to determine the appropriate lessons for his ability. Parents and teachers are able to track the child's progress while he works through the program.
Reading Eggs was developed by a group of teachers and software developers. The program provides instruction in the five core literacy areas defined by the National Reading Panel: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. It also uses sight words, which are essential for reading success.
To engage and motivate children, the program incorporates animations, games, songs and rewards. The program is designed for children 3 to 7 years of age, and lessons are being added for experienced readers as of 2015. Parents, schools and home-school teachers can all create accounts to access the lessons provided by the Reading Eggs program.