Make 1st Grade a

BIG SUCCESS!

Make 1st Grade A
BIG SUCCESS!

Summer Reading Skills Program for Entering 1st Graders

Entering 1st graders who sharpen reading skills during the summer have a real advantage. They gain months of progress and get a jump start on 1st grade. On the first day of school, they feel confident and motivated to succeed.

Summer is the key opportunity to develop your child’s reading skills for the upcoming school year.

Entering 1st graders who sharpen reading skills during the summer have a real advantage. They gain months of progress and get a jump start on 1st grade. On the first day of school, they feel confident and motivated to succeed.

Summer is the key opportunity to develop your child’s reading skills for the upcoming school year.

Parents of entering 1st graders want to know,

“How Can I Make Sure That My Child…”

“Is enthusiastic about books and reading?”

“Has really solid phonics skills?”

“Recognizes common sight words?”

“Is excited and confident about learning to read?”

“Is ready for the first day of school?”

Parents of entering 1st graders want to know,

“How Can I Make Sure That My Child…”

“Is enthusiastic about books and reading?”

“Has really solid phonics skills?”

“Recognizes common sight words?”

“Is excited and confident about learning to read?”

“Is ready for the first day of school?”

Our Summer Reading Skills Program Provides Answers For Families Like Yours

The program is designed and taught by the Institute of Reading Development, a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction. Since 1970, the Institute has taught more than two million students in partnership with colleges and universities across the United States. The Institute’s inspired instruction encourages a lifelong love of reading in every student.

Our Summer Reading Skills Program Provides Answers For Families Like Yours

The program is designed and taught by the Institute of Reading Development, a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction. Since 1970, the Institute has taught more than two million students in partnership with colleges and universities across the United States. The Institute’s inspired instruction encourages a lifelong love of reading in every student.

“She got very confident after the program. She was able to recognize so many more sight words – I would say about 50 additional from what she had already learned – and she was able to read books. That was a major accomplishment from the program that I was very excited about.”

– Irma, Parent of an Entering 1st Grader

“She got very confident after the program. She was able to recognize so many more sight words – I would say about 50 additional from what she had already learned – and she was able to read books. That was a major accomplishment from the program that I was very excited about.”

– Irma, Parent of an Entering 1st Grader

This exceptional summer program will make a big difference in your child’s reading development

Our top-rated Summer Reading Skills Program inspires kids to love books and teaches 1st graders the skills they need to succeed with reading:

Phonics

This program will give your child a solid foundation in first-grade phonics, the most important skill for learning to read. Your child will learn to blend letter sounds together to read words during interactive online lessons. Because interactive skills lessons are tailored to your child’s reading level, learning phonics will be easy and fun.

Sight Words

Recognizing words like “have” and “was” by sight makes learning to read much easier and provides a big boost in confidence. Your child will learn and practice sight words through fun interactive games. By the end of the program, students recognize more than a third of the words in first-grade books without sounding them out.

Comprehension

Your child will learn to recognize story structure, identify with characters, and follow events through comprehension-building discussions and fun book activities during class. In interactive online lessons between classes, students get additional reading and comprehension support to ensure that they have continued success.

Independent Reading

In this program, your child will read five of the best books for beginning readers. Reading these books provides great skills practice and a big head start on 1st grade. Your child will have a positive experience with books and be more enthusiastic about reading.

This exceptional summer program will make a big difference in your child’s reading development

Our top-rated Summer Reading Skills Program inspires kids to love books and teaches 1st graders the skills they need to succeed with reading:

Phonics

This program will give your child a solid foundation in first-grade phonics, the most important skill for learning to read. Your child will learn to blend letter sounds together to read words during interactive online lessons. Because interactive skills lessons are tailored to your child’s reading level, learning phonics will be easy and fun.

Sight Words

Recognizing words like “have” and “was” by sight makes learning to read much easier and provides a big boost in confidence. Your child will learn and practice sight words through fun interactive games. By the end of the program, students recognize more than a third of the words in first-grade books without sounding them out.

Comprehension

Your child will learn to recognize story structure, identify with characters, and follow events through comprehension-building discussions and fun book activities during class. In interactive online lessons between classes, students get additional reading and comprehension support to ensure that they have continued success.

Independent Reading

In this program, your child will read five of the best books for beginning readers. Reading these books provides great skills practice and a big head start on 1st grade. Your child will have a positive experience with books and be more enthusiastic about reading.

“It was fun to see her interact with the teacher and the other kids in her class. They fed off each other’s energy and got excited about reading together.”

– Amber, Parent of an Entering 1st Grader

“It was fun to see her interact with the teacher and the other kids in her class. They fed off each other’s energy and got excited about reading together.”

– Amber, Parent of an Entering 1st Grader

A Fun Way To Build Strong Reading Skills

This program includes fun online classes led by a terrific teacher. Between classes, your child will enjoy completing interactive lessons that improve skills, confidence, and motivation.

FACE-TO-FACE ONLINE CLASSES

  • Each week for five weeks, your child will attend an engaging and dynamic face-to-face online class. During class, students can clearly see, hear, and speak with each other and their teacher in real time!
  • In this exciting format children maintain excellent focus, learn essential skills, and deepen their reading comprehension.
  • All that is required to participate in the class is internet access and a computer with a webcam or a mobile device with a front-facing camera. 

LEARNING BETWEEN CLASSES

  • Between weekly classes, students complete fun online lessons tailored to their reading level. These interactive lessons will boost your child’s skills and confidence.
  • The lessons support students’ comprehension and fluency, and teach important first-grade phonics skills and sight words.
  • Your child can complete all lessons independently on his or her own schedule and pace.

ENTHUSIASTIC & ENCOURAGING TEACHER

  • Our teachers are passionate about books and excited to share their love of reading with students of all ages.
  • Teachers understand the importance of warm, open communication with students and parents. Your child will really like the teacher and you will, too.
  • Your child will feel supported by the teacher and look forward to class week after week.

AN INTEGRATED PROGRAM THAT BUILDS READING SKILLS WEEK AFTER WEEK

  • The program features wonderful books, effective materials, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Weekly classes and online lessons ensure that your child is consistently reading and practicing important skills throughout the summer.
  • Your child will have a wonderful experience and make great progress!

A Fun Way To Build Strong Reading Skills

This program includes fun online classes led by a terrific teacher. Between classes, your child will enjoy completing interactive lessons that improve skills, confidence, and motivation.

FACE-TO-FACE ONLINE CLASSES

  • Each week for five weeks, your child will attend an engaging and dynamic face-to-face online class. During class, students can clearly see, hear, and speak with each other and their teacher in real time!
  • In this exciting format children maintain excellent focus, learn essential skills, and deepen their reading comprehension.
  • All that is required to participate in the class is internet access and a computer with a webcam or a mobile device with a front-facing camera. 

LEARNING BETWEEN CLASSES

  • Between weekly classes, students complete fun online lessons tailored to their reading level. These interactive lessons will boost your child’s skills and confidence.
  • The lessons support students’ comprehension and fluency, and teach important first-grade phonics skills and sight words.
  • Your child can complete all lessons independently on his or her own schedule and pace.

ENTHUSIASTIC & ENCOURAGING TEACHER

  • Our teachers are passionate about books and excited to share their love of reading with students of all ages.
  • Teachers understand the importance of warm, open communication with students and parents. Your child will really like the teacher and you will, too.
  • Your child will feel supported by the teacher and look forward to class week after week.

AN INTEGRATED PROGRAM THAT BUILDS READING SKILLS WEEK AFTER WEEK

  • The program features wonderful books, effective materials, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Weekly classes and online lessons ensure that your child is consistently reading and practicing important skills throughout the summer.
  • Your child will have a wonderful experience and make great progress!

By The End Of The Program, Your Child Will…

N

Know first-grade phonics and sight words

N

Have stronger reading comprehension

N

Read five great first-grade books

N

Feel confident and excited about learning to read

N

BE READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF 1ST GRADE!

By The End Of The Program, Your Child Will…

N

Know first-grade phonics and sight words

N

Have stronger reading comprehension

N

Read five great first-grade books

N

Feel confident and excited about learning to read

N

BE READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF 1ST GRADE!

secure your spot in the program today

Your child will have a wonderful experience in our Summer Reading Skills Program and make great progress.

The program includes:

  • 5 engaging face-to-face online classes
  • An experienced, dedicated teacher
  • Limited class size
  • Interactive skills lessons between classes
  • 5 delightful first-grade books

Top-rated by parents:

The Summer Reading Skills Program gets rave reviews from parents year after year.

The Institute of Reading Development partners with colleges and universities across the United States to make this high-quality summer program affordable for families.

Help your child build the right reading skills to make 1st grade a big success, at a lower cost than other learning programs.  

Family Discount:

Take $20 off for each additional student you enroll

For more information, or to enroll by phone, call 1 (800) 903-2173.
Mon–Fri: 8am–10pm  |  Sat: 8am–7pm  |  Sun: 9am–7pm

secure your spot in the program today

Your child will have a wonderful experience in our Summer Reading Skills Program and make great progress.

The program includes:

  • 5 engaging face-to-face online classes
  • An experienced, dedicated teacher
  • Limited class size
  • Interactive skills lessons between classes
  • 5 delightful first-grade books

Top-rated by parents:

The Summer Reading Skills Program gets rave reviews from parents year after year.

The Institute of Reading Development partners with colleges and universities across the United States to make this high-quality summer program affordable for families.

Help your child build the right reading skills to make 1st grade a big success, at a lower cost than other learning programs.  

Family Discount:

Take $20 off for each additional student you enroll

For more information, or to enroll by phone, call 1 (800) 903-2173.
Mon–Fri: 8am–10pm  |  Sat: 8am–7pm  |  Sun: 9am–7pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Summer Reading Skills Program right for my child?

All entering 1st graders benefit from developing their reading skills over the summer. During live online classes, the teacher provides support and guidance for each student and shows parents how to support reading development. Interactive skills lessons are tailored to each child’s skill level and needs. Every student makes progress during the program.

What happens during the live online classes?

Each live online class lasts for 75 minutes and is led by a trained, enthusiastic teacher. Students can see, hear, and interact with each other and the teacher in real time. You’ll attend part of these classes with your child. Every class includes independent reading practice, comprehension-building book discussions, and phonics games. Classes are engaging, positive, and productive for students.

What kind of internet access do I need to participate in the program?

A broadband internet connection with a common provider will work fine. Prior to the start of live online classes, you’ll receive an email with setup and login instructions and a link to join the class.

What kind of computer or equipment do I need for the live online classes?

To participate in live online classes, your child will need access to a computer (Mac or PC), Chromebook, or tablet (Apple or Android) with working web camera, speakers, and microphone. We do not currently support Kindle. While it is possible to access class on an Apple or Android mobile phone, we recommend using a device with a larger screen for the best class experience.

What will my child do between classes?

Between classes, your child will practice independent reading and complete interactive skills lessons at the correct reading level. Lessons cover skills like phonics, sight words, and comprehension. The lessons are easy for students to follow and complete on their own. 

How do I choose which level of instruction is appropriate for my child?

Our program combines weekly classes with interactive skills lessons between classes.  Class instruction is appropriate for all entering 1st graders, while the interactive lessons are tailored to each student’s current reading level. When you enroll, you’ll be asked to tell us more about your child’s reading ability so that we can provide the correct lessons to help him or her grow as a reader.

Use the following guidelines to determine which reading level is right for your child’s lessons:

Weak/Average Reader — Your child needs moderate or substantial support when reading.

Strong Reader — Your child is an advanced reader and is ready to read more independently.

Can I attend class with my child?

You’ll attend part of the live online classes with your child and learn easy and fun ways to support your child’s reading development. Parents enjoy attending class and learning helpful reading techniques they can use.

Is it possible to make up missed classes?

Yes. In the event of a scheduling conflict, you’ll have the option to take a live online make-up class at another time or with another teacher. Enroll now in the class with the most convenient schedule for you, then simply call or email us if you need any make-ups.

What is the class size?

To ensure that all students have a great experience, we cap enrollment at a maximum of 18 students. Your child will get personal attention from the teacher and have a chance to actively participate in class activities.

How much does the program cost?

Thanks to our partnership with the Institute of Reading Development, we are able to offer this exceptional program to local families at a lower cost than other learning programs. During this affordable program, your child will participate in engaging weekly classes, get personal attention from an enthusiastic and encouraging reading teacher, and have access to fun online lessons that build valuable reading skills.

For complete details about the cost of the program, please click here.

Are any program discounts available?

Yes, we offer the following discounts:

Family Discount: After enrolling one student, you will receive a $20 discount for each additional student you enroll in a summer program. This discount only applies to family members at the same mailing address. 

Re-enrollment Discount: If a student has previously participated in our program, that student is eligible for a $30 re-enrollment discount.

What is the Institute of Reading Development?

We offer the Summer Reading Skills Program in partnership with the Institute of Reading Development, a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction. Since 1970, the Institute has partnered with colleges and universities to teach valuable reading skills to more than two million students across the United States. The Institute’s inspired instruction encourages a lifelong love of reading in every student.

You can learn more about the Institute of Reading Development here.

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

MAKE NEXT YEAR A BIG SUCCESS!

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

MAKE NEXT YEAR A BIG SUCCESS!