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 2014, Florida A&M University 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 2014, Florida A&M University 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 2014, Florida A&M University 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 2014, Florida A&M University 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 fun weekly classes led by a terrific teacher plus the benefit 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 part of class with your child and learn easy ways to support reading development.

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 fun weekly classes led by a terrific teacher plus the benefit 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 part of class with your child and learn easy ways to support reading development.

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 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 six 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.

EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION YOUR CHILD WILL LOVE

Face-To-Face Online Classes

Each week for six 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.

Face-to-face online classes give students a rare opportunity to interact with other entering 1st graders while discussing the program books under the direction of a teacher. Your child’s teacher will guide students through reading practice and lead comprehension-building discussions to help them recognize story structure, identify with characters, and follow events. The teacher will also lead class games and activities that build phonics skills.

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. You’ll attend part of these convenient classes and have the option to observe discussions and activities whenever you like.

Face-To-Face Online Classes

Each week for six 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.

Face-to-face online classes give students a rare opportunity to interact with other entering 1st graders while discussing the program books under the direction of a teacher. Your child’s teacher will guide students through reading practice and lead comprehension-building discussions to help them recognize story structure, identify with characters, and follow events. The teacher will also lead class games and activities that build phonics skills.

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. You’ll attend part of these convenient classes and have the option to observe discussions and activities whenever you like.

“My daughter loved this program. She loved participating in the online discussions. We feel she gained so much by attending this program.”    – Parent of an Entering 1st Grader

Learning Between Classes

Between weekly classes, your child will practice independent reading and complete fun, highly interactive online lessons. These engaging lessons teach important first-grade phonics skills and sight words. Other lessons support students’ reading comprehension and enjoyment as they continue to read in the wonderful program books.

Your child will absolutely love the skills lessons, and you’ll notice an increase in his or her confidence and motivation. The lessons are effective because they are tailored to your child’s reading level and promote active learning. They give students the practice needed to master new skills that will ensure their success on the first day of 1st grade and beyond.

All lessons are simple for students to complete on their own, but technology support is available if you have questions or concerns.

Learning Between Classes

Between weekly classes, your child will practice independent reading and complete fun, highly interactive online lessons. These engaging lessons teach important first-grade phonics skills and sight words. Other lessons support students’ reading comprehension and enjoyment as they continue to read in the wonderful program books.

Your child will absolutely love the skills lessons, and you’ll notice an increase in his or her confidence and motivation. The lessons are effective because they are tailored to your child’s reading level and promote active learning. They give students the practice needed to master new skills that will ensure their success on the first day of 1st grade and beyond.

All lessons are simple for students to complete on their own, but technology support is available if you have questions or concerns.

“The way this program was broken up with reading, phonics and sight words was great. My child was able to navigate the program independently and with confidence. Thank you for providing a fun way to encourage summer reading!”  – Parent of an Entering 1st Grader

Enthusiastic Teacher

Summer Reading Skills teachers are passionate about books and excited to share the love of reading with students of all ages. Teachers are trained to give every student a fantastic, enriching experience.

Our teachers know how to manage class activities so that each student is highly engaged and fully participates during live online classes. Your child will feel supported by the teacher, make great progress, and look forward to class week after week.

All program teachers understand the importance of warm, open communication with students and parents.  Your child will really like the teacher and you will, too.

Enthusiastic Teacher

Summer Reading Skills teachers are passionate about books and excited to share the love of reading with students of all ages. Teachers are trained to give every student a fantastic, enriching experience.

Our teachers know how to manage class activities so that each student is highly engaged and fully participates during live online classes. Your child will feel supported by the teacher, make great progress, and look forward to class week after week.

All program teachers understand the importance of warm, open communication with students and parents.  Your child will really like the teacher and you will, too.

“One of the most important ways for me to share my love of reading is helping students gain the early skills and confidence they need to be successful.”  – Reading Skills Teacher

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 six 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

Z

Have stronger reading comprehension

Z

Read six great first-grade books

Z

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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6 engaging, face-to-face online classes

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An experienced, dedicated teacher

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Interactive skills lessons between classes

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6 delightful first-grade books

$20 discount for each additional student

For more information or to enroll by phone, call 1-800-964-8888.
Mon–Fri: 8am–10pm  |  Sat: 8am–7pm  |  Sun: 9am–7pm

SECURE A SPOT IN THE PROGRAM TODAY!  

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6 engaging, face-to-face online classes

^

An experienced, dedicated teacher

^

Interactive skills lessons between classes

^

6 delightful first-grade books

$20 discount for each additional student

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

Mon–Fri: 8am–10pm  |  Sat: 8am–7pm  |  Sun: 9am–7pm

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.

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 60 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) or tablet (Apple or Android) with working web camera, speakers, and microphone. We do not currently support Kindle or Chromebook. 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 at home 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. Technology support is available.

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

Interactive skills 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 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 make-up class. You can contact customer support to schedule a live online make-up class at another time or with another teacher.

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.

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 www.readingprograms.org.

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

MAKE NEXT YEAR A BIG SUCCESS!

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

MAKE NEXT YEAR A BIG SUCCESS!