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  • Oxford Reading Buddy helps children become confident readers with strong comprehension skills.
  • Interactive Reading Buddy who coaches children anywhere, anytime.
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"Oxford Reading Buddy has been transformational in "

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"Oxford Reading Buddy has been transformational in "

Claire, Head of **

Develops reading and comprehension skills

Oxford Reading Buddy provides a motivating and friendly virtual environment where children have their own digital Reading Buddy to coach reading and comprehension skills.

Tracks, drives, and celebrates reading progress and engagement

Oxford Reading Buddy provides a comprehension quiz for every book, allowing you to see scores and progress in the Reporting section. This data can be easily shared with colleagues or parents to demonstrate progress and areas for improvement.

A huge team of educational experts, publishers, editors, designers, user-experience and digital specialists collaborated to create Oxford Reading Buddy. This included Professor Jane Oakhill, Professor Kate Cain, and Nicki Gamble, leading academics and experts in the field of comprehension.

Developed by reading and comprehension experts

Gives children access to the right books, at the right time, anywhere

Oxford Reading Buddy contains more than 100 coaching eBooks as well as over 300 additional eBooks from popular Oxford series such as Project X or Oxford Reading Tree and includes an offline reading app so that students can read their Oxford Reading Buddy eBooks - anytime, anywhere. Oxford Reading Buddy matches children with books at the right level and tracks performance through quizzes, automatically moving the child’s level based on their progress.

Inspire a lifelong love of reading with Oxford Reading Buddy

Here are 6 reasons why schools love Oxford Reading Buddy.

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We all wish we could dedicate more one-to-one classroom time to help children develop their reading and comprehension skills. 

Oxford Reading Buddy makes this possible with hundreds of books and instant feedback to inspire confidence and a lifelong love for reading.

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"The quizzes have really helped to embed understanding. And it’s not a surface understanding, it’s a deep understanding. The questions are really useful and are really developing [the children’s] broad comprehension skills."

Ms. Jackaman, Year 2 Teacher
Ryder Hayes School

Oxford Reading Buddy for international schools is a digital reading platform for schools that coaches children's reading and comprehension skills.

One-to-one coaching anytime, anywhere

The digital Reading Buddy in the Coaching eBooks models and prompts strategies which have been proven to improve comprehension. This allows children to develop comprehension skills without one-to-one work with a teacher, parent, or carer.

Oxford Reading Buddy is simple to set up and use with a dedicated support team available to help you and your colleagues at every step. 

An easy-to-use platform with helpful support

"[Parents/carers have reacted] very positively to Oxford Reading Buddy - much less frustration about reading books not being changed daily! It has also given parents the clear message that children will not move on until they can demonstrate good comprehension which has really helped us."

Ms. Young, Deputy Head Teacher
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