Make 1st Grade a

BIG SUCCESS!

Make 1st Grade A
BIG SUCCESS!

SUMMER READING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR ENTERING 1ST GRADERS

Build your child’s reading skills

THIS SUMMER

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

Our fun summer program will make a big difference in your child’s reading development.

Build your child’s reading skills

THIS SUMMER

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

Our fun summer program will make a big difference in your child’s reading development.

Reading over the summer is critical for academic success. Students who don’t read or practice skills they’ve already learned can lose up to three months of progress over the summer.

Entering 1st Graders Who Sharpen Reading Skills During The Summer Have A Real Advantage.

Students who develop reading skills during the summer gain up to three months of progress and get a jump start on 1st grade. On the first day of school, they feel confident and motivated to succeed.

“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?”

“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?”

FOR YEARS, OUR SUMMER READING SKILLS PROGRAM HAS PROVIDED THE ANSWERS FOR FAMILIES LIKE YOURS.

Institute of Reading DevelopmentSince 2011, Texas Tech University, Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has offered programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development.

The Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to more than two million students across the United States since 1970.

Like many other colleges and universities nationwide, we are proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These programs help students become better readers at every age and inspire a love of books and reading.

Since 2011, Texas Tech University, Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has offered programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development.

The Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to more than two million students across the United States since 1970.

Like many other colleges and universities nationwide, we are proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These programs help students become better readers at every age and inspire a love of books and reading.

Institute of Reading DevelopmentSince 2011, Texas Tech University, Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has offered programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development.

The Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to more than two million students across the United States since 1970.

Like many other colleges and universities nationwide, we are proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These programs help students become better readers at every age and inspire a love of books and reading.

Since 2011, Texas Tech University, Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has offered programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development.

The Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to more than two million students across the United States since 1970.

Like many other colleges and universities nationwide, we are proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These programs help students become better readers at every age and inspire a love of books and reading.

A FUN WAY TO BUILD STRONG READING SKILLS

Our exceptional Summer Reading Skills Program teaches essential reading skills and inspires kids to love books.

This program provides a fun classroom experience led by a terrific teacher plus the benefits and convenience of interactive skills lessons between classes.

Students learn the skills they need for 1st grade. The program features effective materials, wonderful books, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll attend the first part of each class with your child and learn easy ways to support reading development at home.

The Summer Reading Skills Program bridges the gap in reading instruction between grades. Your child will have a wonderful experience and make great progress!

A FUN WAY TO BUILD STRONG READING SKILLS

Our exceptional Summer Reading Skills Program teaches essential reading skills and inspires kids to love books.

This program provides a fun classroom experience led by a terrific teacher plus the benefits and convenience of interactive skills lessons between classes.

Students learn the skills they need for 1st grade. The program features effective materials, wonderful books, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll attend the first part of each class with your child and learn easy ways to support reading development at home.

The Summer Reading Skills Program bridges the gap in reading instruction between grades. Your child will have a wonderful experience and make great progress!

WHAT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN

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 blend letter sounds together to read words in class and during interactive online lessons at home. Because online 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

In class, your child will learn to recognize story structure, identify with characters, and follow events through comprehension-building discussions and fun book activities like acting out the story. During engaging online lessons at home, students get additional reading and comprehension support to ensure that they have continued success.

INDEPENDENT READING

In this program, your child will read nine of the best books for beginning readers, including four take-home books that are yours to keep. 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.

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

FIVE WEEKLY CLASSES

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From the first class, your child’s teacher will make learning new skills exciting and productive. Your child will really enjoy class and look forward to attending week after week.

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Every class is full of fun, teacher-led book activities and discussions, independent reading practice, and direct instruction in phonics skills.

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If you have a scheduling conflict there are options for taking a make-up class.

LEARNING BETWEEN CLASSES

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Between weekly classes, students complete online lessons tailored to their reading level. Your child will love these fun, interactive lessons, which improve skills, confidence, and motivation.

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The online lessons are effective because they promote active learning. Your child will get the practice needed to master the phonics skills and sight words that will lead to success in 1st grade.

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Your child can complete the lessons independently on his or her own schedule and pace.

ENTHUSIASTIC TEACHER

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Our teachers are passionate about books and excited to share their love of reading with students of all ages.

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Teachers understand the importance of warm, open communication with students and parents. Your child will feel supported by the teacher and eager to participate in class.

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The teacher will work closely with your child to ensure that he or she makes individual progress and has a wonderful, enriching experience.

FIVE WEEKLY CLASSES

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From the first class, your child’s teacher will make learning new skills exciting and productive. Your child will really enjoy class and look forward to attending week after week.

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Every class is full of fun, teacher-led book activities and discussions, independent reading practice, and direct instruction in phonics skills.

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If you have a scheduling conflict there are options for taking a make-up class.

LEARNING BETWEEN CLASSES

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Between weekly classes, students complete online lessons tailored to their reading level. Your child will love these fun, interactive lessons, which improve skills, confidence, and motivation.

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The online lessons are effective because they promote active learning. Your child will get the practice needed to master the phonics skills and sight words that will lead to success in 1st grade.

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Your child can complete the lessons independently on his or her own schedule and pace.

ENTHUSIASTIC TEACHER

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Our teachers are passionate about books and excited to share their love of reading with students of all ages.

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Teachers understand the importance of warm, open communication with students and parents. Your child will feel supported by the teacher and eager to participate in class.

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The teacher will work closely with your child to ensure that he or she makes individual progress and has a wonderful, enriching experience.

BY THE END OF THE PROGRAM, YOUR CHILD WILL…

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Know first-grade phonics and sight words

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Have stronger reading comprehension

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Read nine great first-grade books

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Feel confident and excited about learning to read

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Be ready for the first day of 1st grade!

BY THE END OF THE PROGRAM, YOUR CHILD WILL…

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Know first-grade phonics and sight words

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Have stronger reading comprehension

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Read nine great first-grade books

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Feel confident and excited about learning to read

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Be ready for the first day of 1st grade!

SECURE A SPOT IN THE PROGRAM TODAY! 

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5 engaging weekly classes

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An experienced, dedicated teacher

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Interactive online lessons between classes

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4 delightful books for you to keep

$30 discount for each additional student

For more information, or to enroll by phone, call 1 (800) 964-8888.
7 am- 9 pm Mon- Fri, 7 am- 6 pm Sat, 9 am- 5 pm Sun

SECURE A SPOT IN THE PROGRAM TODAY!  

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5 engaging weekly classes

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An experienced, dedicated teacher

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Interactive online lessons between classes

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4 delightful books for you to keep

$30 discount for each additional student

For more information, or to enroll by phone, call 1 (800) 964-8888.

7 am- 9 pm Mon- Fri, 7 am- 6 pm Sat, 9 am- 5 pm Sun

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We guarantee that the summer program will make a big difference in every student’s reading development. If you are not completely satisfied after attending the classes and completing the home practice, then contact us within 30 days of your last class for a full refund. Click here for complete terms and conditions.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We guarantee that the summer program will make a big difference in every student’s reading development. If you are not completely satisfied after attending the classes and completing the home practice, then contact us within 30 days of your last class for a full refund. Click here for complete terms and conditions.

HEAR FROM PARENTS OF ENTERING 1ST GRADERS

“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

“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

“The online lessons were a confidence builder for him. It was something fun to do but it also made sure that he kept on track from one class to the next.”

– Laura, Parent

See How Your Child Can Build Reading Skills This Summer


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. In class, the teacher provides guidance for each student and shows parents how to support reading development. Interactive online lessons are tailored to each child’s skill level and needs. Every student makes progress during the program.

What happens in class?

Weekly classes are led by trained, enthusiastic teachers. You’ll attend the first part of each class with your child. Every class includes phonics instruction and games, independent reading practice, comprehension-building book discussions, and enrichment activities in great books. Your teacher will work individually with your child to develop his or her skills.

What will my child do at home between classes?

Between classes, your child will complete independent reading sessions and interactive online 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. Technology support is available.

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

Interactive online lessons are tailored to students’ current reading level. Use the following guidelines to determine what level is right for your child:

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 the first part of each class with your child and learn easy and fun ways to support your child’s reading development. You are also welcome to stay for the entire class. Parents enjoy observing classes and learning helpful reading techniques they can use at home.

Is it possible to make up missed classes?

Yes, in the event of a scheduling conflict, you’ll have two simple options for taking a make-up class. You can contact customer support to schedule either an interactive online make-up lesson or a live make-up in another nearby class.

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 group activities.

Is there a discount for enrolling more than one student in the program?

Yes. Programs are available for students entering every grade level, so we encourage you to sign up everyone in your family. After you enroll one student, you will receive a $30 discount for each additional student you enroll. This discount only applies to family members at the same mailing address.

What is the Institute of Reading Development?

A leader in reading instruction since 1970, the Institute provides reading development programs through colleges, universities, and other non-profit organizations. For more information, visit readingprograms.org.

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

MAKE NEXT YEAR A BIG SUCCESS!

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

MAKE NEXT YEAR A BIG SUCCESS!