Make Next Year a

BIG SUCCESS!

Make Next Year A
BIG SUCCESS!

SPEED READING & STUDY SKILLS PROGRAM FOR ENTERING 6TH-8TH GRADERS

Build your middle schooler’s reading skills

THIS SUMMER

Summer is the key opportunity to develop reading and study skills for the upcoming school year.

In our fun summer program, your son or daughter will double reading speed and become a stronger reader and better student.

Build your middle schooler’s reading skills

THIS SUMMER

Summer is the key opportunity to develop reading and study skills for the upcoming school year.

In our fun summer program, your son or daughter will double reading speed and become a stronger reader and better student.

Middle school is full of academic challenges. Students have longer, more complex reading assignments and must keep track of an increased workload. Students who read too slowly or don’t have the reading and study skills they need can fall behind.

Entering 6th-8th Graders Who Sharpen Skills During The Summer Have A Real Advantage.

Students who improve reading speed, comprehension, and study skills over the summer start the school year with tools to take control of their work. They understand and complete all of their assignments more quickly and with greater confidence.

“HOW CAN I MAKE SURE THAT MY MIDDLE SCHOOLER…”

“Reads fast enough to keep up with assignments?”

“Understands and remembers what he or she reads?”

“Studies effectively and gets better grades?”

“Reads regularly during the summer?”

“Is ready for the first day of school?”

“HOW CAN I MAKE SURE THAT MY MIDDLE SCHOOLER…”

“Reads fast enough to keep up with assignments?”

“Understands and remembers what he or she reads?”

“Studies effectively and gets better grades?”

“Reads regularly during the summer?”

“Is ready for the first day of school?”

FOR YEARS, OUR SPEED READING & STUDY 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 ESSENTIAL SKILLS

Our exceptional Speed Reading & Study Skills Program increases reading speed and comprehension, teaches valuable study skills, and inspires students to read more.

This program provides fun weekly classes led by a terrific teacher plus the benefit of interactive skills lessons between classes.

Students will learn the reading skills they need to succeed in school. The program features effective materials, a wonderful novel, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else.

The Speed Reading & Study Skills Program prepares students to meet the academic challenges of middle school with confidence. Your son or daughter will have an enjoyable experience and make great progress!

A FUN WAY TO BUILD ESSENTIAL SKILLS

Our exceptional Speed Reading & Study Skills Program increases reading speed and comprehension, teaches valuable study skills, and inspires students to read more.

This program provides fun weekly classes led by a terrific teacher plus the benefit of interactive skills lessons between classes.

Students will learn the reading skills they need to succeed in school. The program features effective materials, a wonderful novel, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else.

The Speed Reading & Study Skills Program prepares students to meet the academic challenges of middle school with confidence. Your son or daughter will have an enjoyable experience and make great progress!

WHAT STUDENTS LEARN

DOUBLE READING SPEED

Students in this program double their reading speed. Reading faster improves concentration and comprehension, allowing students to focus more clearly on content. As a result, your son or daughter will enjoy reading more and complete schoolwork quickly and easily.

BUILD COMPREHENSION

Your middle schooler will build comprehension skills in fiction through reading an excellent novel. Students learn to track story structure, plot, and character development through lively class discussions and interactive comprehension lessons and quizzes. Reading a substantial novel with good comprehension will have big payoffs in school performance.

READ & STUDY TEXTBOOKS

Students learn the most effective way to read and study textbooks and other nonfiction. Your son or daughter will learn how information is organized in middle-school textbooks, how to identify main ideas and supporting details, and how to take effective notes. During the program, students build these skills and develop confidence and a greater sense of control over school assignments.

ENJOY READING MORE

In this program, students read and discuss a classic novel. The gains they make in speed and comprehension make reading effortless and enjoyable, allowing students to become completely absorbed in the books they read. As a result, your son or daughter will become a stronger, more enthusiastic reader who is better able to read and comprehend content from all school subjects.

EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION THAT STUDENTS LOVE

Face-To-Face Online Classes

Each week for six weeks, your son or daughter 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 middle schoolers 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 middle schoolers as they read and discuss an excellent novel and explore its rich, meaningful themes under the direction of a teacher. The teacher also leads the class in activities to improve reading speed and 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. Classes are convenient and will give you the option to observe discussions and activities whenever you like.

Face-To-Face Online Classes

Each week for six weeks, your son or daughter 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 middle schoolers 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 middle schoolers as they read and discuss an excellent novel and explore its rich, meaningful themes under the direction of a teacher. The teacher also leads the class in activities to improve reading speed and 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. Classes are convenient and will give you the option to observe discussions and activities whenever you like.

“It was really fun, and I loved being able to talk to other people about the books during the online classes.”    – A Middle School Student

Learning Between Classes

Between weekly classes, your son or daughter will complete a series of independent reading assignments and interactive online skills lessons. These engaging, interactive lessons provide speed reading practice, comprehension support, and textbook and nonfiction instruction.

Students really enjoy the skills lessons, and you’ll notice an increase in your middle schooler’s confidence and motivation. The lessons are effective because they promote active learning. They give students the practice needed to master new skills that will ensure their success on the first day of school and beyond.

All lessons are simple for students to complete at their own pace. Technology support is available if you have any questions or concerns.

Learning Between Classes

Between weekly classes, your son or daughter will complete a series of independent reading assignments and interactive online skills lessons. These engaging, interactive lessons provide speed reading practice, comprehension support, and textbook and nonfiction instruction.

Students really enjoy the skills lessons, and you’ll notice an increase in your middle schooler’s confidence and motivation. The lessons are effective because they promote active learning. They give students the practice needed to master new skills that will ensure their success on the first day of school and beyond.

All lessons are simple for students to complete at their own pace. Technology support is available if you have any questions or concerns.

I liked how I could work on the interactive lessons at my own pace. I enjoyed the textbooks the most and I learned lots of tips and tricks to help with reading speed which I will be using in school.”  – A Middle School Student

Enthusiastic Teacher

Speed Reading & Study 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 successful, enriching experience.

Our teachers know how to manage class activities so that each student is highly engaged and fully participates during live online classes. Middle schoolers 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 son or daughter will really like the teacher and you will, too.

Enthusiastic Teacher

Speed Reading & Study 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 successful, enriching experience.

Our teachers know how to manage class activities so that each student is highly engaged and fully participates during live online classes. Middle schoolers 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 son or daughter will really like the teacher and you will, too.

I am so happy that I’ve found a way to share my love of reading with students and help them succeed. Often students who don’t like to read simply aren’t reading fast enough to understand, and this class provides them with the support they need to improve and feel confident.”  – Reading Skills Teacher

BY THE END OF THE PROGRAM, STUDENTS WILL…

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Double reading speed

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Improve comprehension in fiction and nonfiction

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Learn to read and study middle-school level textbooks

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Learn effective note-taking skills

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Read a great novel

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Be ready for the first day of school!

BY THE END OF THE PROGRAM, STUDENTS WILL…

Z

Double reading speed

Z

Improve comprehension in fiction and nonfiction

Z

Learn to read and study middle-school level textbooks

Z

Learn effective note-taking skills

Z

Read a great novel

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Be ready for the first day of school!

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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A classic novel

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Textbook and nonfiction reader

$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!  

^

6 engaging, face-to-face online classes

^

An experienced, dedicated teacher

^

Interactive skills lessons between classes

^

A classic novel

^

Textbook and nonfiction reader

$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 Speed Reading & Study Skills Program effective for all students?

All entering 6th-8th graders benefit from improving their reading speed, comprehension, and study skills over the summer. During live online classes, the teacher provides personal support and guidance for each student. Every student makes progress during the program.

What happens during the live online classes?

Each live online class lasts for 75 minutes. These weekly classes are led by trained, enthusiastic teachers. Every class includes independent reading, lively group discussions, and direct instruction in improving reading speed and comprehension. 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, students 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.

Is there any homework in this program?

Between classes, students complete independent reading assignments and interactive skills lessons. These enjoyable, interactive lessons include speed reading practice, comprehension support, and textbook and nonfiction instruction. Technology support is available.

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 26 students. Students get personal attention from the teacher and have a chance to actively participate in class discussions.

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!