Wushka is an Australian-developed, cloud-based digital reading program, accessible from all common browsers and devices.
Wushka offers two specialised digital reading libraries:
Within our libraries, our Reading Boxes organise readers for students and teachers in the same way readers would be organised within classrooms - by reading level or by phonics phase - and books can be selected and assigned to students and reading groups. Students can be assigned readers within the 'just right' reading boxes and levels for home reading, providing supports such as optional highlighted text and narration.
Support materials are provided for every reader including online comprehension quizzes, printable lesson plans, literacy activities, blackline masters, sequencing templates, discussion cards and printable take-home books, both complete and wordless. Assessment materials are also provided in the form of reading records.
Teachers can manage their own class and set individual student reading profiles for school and reading, easily editing settings such as reading levels, phonic phases, reading groups, access permissions and quiz and narration options. Ongoing reading statistics are available at individual student and whole-class level and provide detailed insights into students' level of interaction, comprehension and progression, both at school and at home.
student logins in 2020
of reading in 12 months
Staff are really happy with the program as it has encouraged students disengaged in reading to be more enthusiastic in reading groups and during independent reading activities. The program also allows for students to choose from a very wide range of texts and genres.