LEARN TO READ!

Learn to

READ!

READING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR 4 YEAR-OLDS & ENTERING KINDERGARTNERS

Get a jump start on reading

THIS SUMMER

In our fun summer program, your child will learn to read and develop a love of books and reading.

Get a jump start on reading

THIS SUMMER

In our fun summer program, your child will learn to read and develop a love of books and reading.

 Learning to read is fun and easy when you get off to the right start. Children who develop a strong foundation in beginning phonics feel confident and experience success as they learn how to read.

Children who have a strong, positive relationship with books start school with a huge advantage. They are motivated to learn how to read and they develop a love of reading that lasts a lifetime.

“HOW CAN I MAKE SURE THAT MY CHILD…”

“Is enthusiastic about books?”

“Learns the most important beginning reading skills?”

“Feels excited about learning to read?”

“Is ready for the first day of kindergarten?”

“HOW CAN I MAKE SURE THAT MY CHILD…”

“Is enthusiastic about books?”

“Learns the most important beginning reading skills?”

“Feels excited about learning to read?”

“Is ready for the first day of kindergarten?”

FOR YEARS, OUR 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 Reading Skills Program teaches children how to read and inspires them to love books and reading.

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

Children learn the skills they need to get off to a strong start with reading and school. The program features engaging materials, wonderful books, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll attend class with your child and learn easy ways to support reading development.

The Reading Skills Program is an effective way to prepare your child to read with confidence. Your child will have a great experience learning to read!

A FUN WAY TO BUILD STRONG READING SKILLS

Our Reading Skills Program teaches children how to read and inspires them to love books and reading.

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

Children learn the skills they need to get off to a strong start with reading and school. The program features engaging materials, wonderful books, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll attend class with your child and learn easy ways to support reading development.

The Reading Skills Program is an effective way to prepare your child to read with confidence. Your child will have a great experience learning to read!

WHAT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN

BEGINNING PHONICS

Through step-by-step instruction, children learn how to recognize letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make, sound out simple words, and read short sentences. Your child will build phonics skills through in-class instruction and fun, interactive skills lessons featuring the reading superhero Bookman.

SIGHT WORDS 

Recognizing common words like “the” and “is” by sight makes learning to read much easier and provides a big boost in confidence. During the program, your child will learn sight words through direct instruction from the teacher and engaging online lessons and games.

BEGIN TO READ

Your child will be thrilled to sound out words and read short sentences in our wonderful phonics reader, Let’s Read! Because students receive reading support in class and during interactive skills lessons they are successful and come away with a tremendous sense of accomplishment.

LOVE OF READING

This fun program will inspire your child to love books and be excited about learning to read. You’ll receive six great picture books that your child will want to hear over and over again. Each week in class, your child will listen to one of these great books read aloud and participate in comprehension-building discussions and fun book activities.

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 while learning essential reading skills.

Face-to-face online classes give students a rare opportunity to interact with other children and their teacher in a fun environment as they learn to read. Your child’s teacher will lead the class in reading enrichment activities and help students build their phonics and sight word 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 all classes with your child and learn easy and fun ways to support your child’s reading development.

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 while learning essential reading skills.

Face-to-face online classes give students a rare opportunity to interact with other children and their teacher in a fun environment as they learn to read. Your child’s teacher will lead the class in reading enrichment activities and help students build their phonics and sight word 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 all classes with your child and learn easy and fun ways to support your child’s reading development.

“My child gained confidence in reading and really enjoyed the interaction with peers and the teacher online. This is a great program that I will certainly recommend to friends and family members.” – Parent of an Entering Kindergartner

Learning Between Classes

Between weekly classes, your child will complete fun, highly interactive online lessons and activities. These engaging lessons include phonics and sight word instruction and reading enrichment activities.

Your child will absolutely love the interactive lessons, and you’ll notice an increase in his or her confidence and motivation. The lessons are effective because they promote active learning. They give students the practice needed to develop new skills that will ensure their success on the first day of kindergarten and beyond.

You’ll simply help your child log in each week to complete the lessons at his or her own pace.

Learning Between Classes

Between weekly classes, your child will complete fun, highly interactive online lessons and activities. These engaging lessons include phonics and sight word instruction and reading enrichment activities.

Your child will absolutely love the interactive lessons, and you’ll notice an increase in his or her confidence and motivation. The lessons are effective because they promote active learning. They give students the practice needed to develop new skills that will ensure their success on the first day of kindergarten and beyond.

You’ll simply help your child log in each week to complete the lessons at his or her own pace.

The interactive lessons were great. He loved Bookman and Wordy, and had no problem working independently.”  – Parent of an Entering Kindergartner

Enthusiastic Teacher

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

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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Learn beginning phonics and sight words

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Read simple words and sentences

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Be enthusiastic about books and reading

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Feel confident about learning to read

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Be ready for the first day of kindergarten!

BY THE END OF THE PROGRAM, YOUR CHILD WILL…

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Learn beginning phonics and sight words

Z

Read simple words and sentences

Z

Be enthusiastic about books and reading

Z

Feel confident about learning to read

Z

Be ready for the first day of kindergarten!

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 picture books

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Let’s Read phonics 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

^

6 delightful picture books

^

Let’s Read! phonics 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 Reading Skills Program right for my child?

All 4 year-olds and entering kindergartners benefit from developing beginning reading skills. During live online classes, the teacher provides guidance for each child and shows parents how to support reading development. Every child 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 all classes with your child. Every class includes phonics and sight word instruction, games, reading aloud, comprehension-building discussions, and enrichment activities in great picture books. 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 complete sessions of interactive online lessons and activities, including phonics and sight word lessons and reading enrichment activities. The lessons are easy for children to follow and complete on their own. Technology support is available.

Can I attend class with my child?

You’ll attend all 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 children 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!