We turn kids into STRONG READERS who LOVE BOOKS

Reading Skills Programs for students of all ages,
from 4 years old through high school.

AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER & SCHOOL YEAR

We turn kids into
STRONG READERS
who LOVE BOOKS

Summer and school-year
Reading Skills Programs
for students of all ages!

Enroll Today – We’ll Take Care of the Rest!

Our Live Reading Skills Programs turn kids into skilled, enthusiastic readers set up for academic success and more.

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Fun & Engaging weekly live classes

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Interactive online lessons between classes

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Inspiring Instruction from expert teachers

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Grade-appropriate Reading Skills

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Carefully selected Great Books

With our time-tested curriculum and passionate teachers, your child will make great progress and have a wonderful experience.

Enroll now and see a big difference in your child’s reading!

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Fun & Engaging weekly live classes

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Interactive online lessons between classes

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Inspiring Instruction from expert teachers

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Grade-appropriate Reading Skills

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Carefully selected Great Books

With our time-tested curriculum and passionate teachers, your child will make great progress and have a wonderful experience.

Enroll now and see a big difference in your child’s reading!

For 50 years, the Institute of Reading Development has been a national leader in reading instruction, teaching students the reading skills they need to succeed in school and become lifelong readers. Since 1970, we have taught over 3 million students in every state in the country, working in partnership with more than 100 universities who want to offer a high-quality, proven educational program to their communities.

During these challenging times, the Institute is uniquely positioned to help students and families. We have been a leader in live online education for children for years—we’ve taught over 3000 face-to-face live online programs to more than 50,000 students of all ages. We know how to provide effective instruction in this format, with experienced, inspiring teachers who engage every student and provide the support each one needs to make real progress.

In addition, as a long-time provider of reading programs, we also understand learning loss—children who don’t read over the summer lose months of progress. With many students out of school right now, this has taken on new urgency, with parents understandably concerned about their children falling behind. Our fully-developed and time-tested online programs prevent learning loss so that students can keep learning, keep reading and, importantly, keep connecting with other kids.

What drives everything we do is our core belief that being a reader not only prepares students to meet their academic challenges—it has the power to transform who students are and how they see the world. With our live online reading programs, parents can feel confident that their kids will continue to grow, building skills and immersing themselves in some of the best books written for children at every age.

For 50 years, the Institute of Reading Development has been a national leader in reading instruction, teaching students the reading skills they need to succeed in school and become lifelong readers. Since 1970, we have taught over 3 million students in every state in the country, working in partnership with more than 100 universities who want to offer a high-quality, proven educational program to their communities.

During these challenging times, the Institute is uniquely positioned to help students and families. We have been a leader in live online education for children for years—we’ve taught over 3000 face-to-face live online programs to more than 50,000 students of all ages. We know how to provide effective instruction in this format, with experienced, inspiring teachers who engage every student and provide the support each one needs to make real progress.

In addition, as a long-time provider of reading programs, we also understand learning loss—children who don’t read over the summer lose months of progress. With many students out of school right now, this has taken on new urgency, with parents understandably concerned about their children falling behind. Our fully-developed and time-tested online programs prevent learning loss so that students can keep learning, keep reading and, importantly, keep connecting with other kids.

What drives everything we do is our core belief that being a reader not only prepares students to meet their academic challenges—it has the power to transform who students are and how they see the world. With our live online reading programs, parents can feel confident that their kids will continue to grow, building skills and immersing themselves in some of the best books written for children at every age.

Partnerships

More than 100 educational organizations nationwide offer our programs, including:

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Helpful Guides for Parents

Learn what lies ahead for your child’s reading at school next year!

DISCOVER:

  • The key reading skills your child will learn next year
  • Important reading milestones that your child will reach
  • Potential challenges and how to help your child succeed

Helpful Guides for Parents

Learn what lies ahead for your child’s reading at school next year!

DISCOVER:

  • The key reading skills your child will learn next year
  • Important reading milestones that your child will reach
  • Potential challenges and how to help your child succeed

Inspiring Instruction:
What it Means for Your Child

Inspiring Instruction:
What it Means for Your Child

As a result of our unique mission and extensive experience, our current reading programs stand out from any other educational program available. Our ‘Inspiring Instruction’ brings together a continuously updated curriculum, the best books, and excellent, highly trained teachers with a passion for books and reading. This one-of-a-kind combination produces noticeable results and turns students into enthusiastic readers set up for success in school and beyond…Read More
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The Right Skills

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The Right Books

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The Right Experience

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The Right Results

As a result of our unique mission and extensive experience, our current reading programs stand out from any other educational program available. Our ‘Inspiring Instruction’ brings together a continuously updated curriculum, the best books, and excellent, highly trained teachers with a passion for books and reading. This one-of-a-kind combination produces noticeable results and turns students into enthusiastic readers set up for success in school and beyond…Read More
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The Right Skills

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The Right Books

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The Right Experience

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The Right Results

Who We Are

The Institute of Reading Development’s goal has always been to make reading a central, vital part of life for children and adults. We offer programs that give students of all ages the skills they need to immerse themselves in great books and develop a lifelong love of reading. So far, we’ve taught valuable reading skills to three million students.

Who We Are

The Institute of Reading Development’s goal has always been to make reading a central, vital part of life for children and adults. We offer programs that give students of all ages the skills they need to immerse themselves in great books and develop a lifelong love of reading. So far, we’ve taught valuable reading skills to three million students.

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“I am a Reader”: What Being a Reader Means for Your Child

“I am a Reader”: What Being a Reader Means for Your Child

I grew up in a small rural town. Luckily, my parents were able to take me into the city from time to time. The city was a wonder to me – tall buildings and so, so much action. Still, I couldn't imagine what it might be like to grow up in the city. Until I met Harriet....

A Love of Reading Makes All the Difference

A Love of Reading Makes All the Difference

For parents, it’s a joy to see your child’s face light up when you read her favorite book aloud. Or to see your child so immersed in a novel that he loses all track of time. We know it’s a wonderful thing to love reading. It’s also crucial to your child’s success—it’s...

5 Key Strategies for Reading Nonfiction

5 Key Strategies for Reading Nonfiction

Children are reading more nonfiction at school than ever, and they start earlier than ever. Reading nonfiction sparks a lot of learning and discovery that’s really exciting for kids. It can also be challenging, so your child will need the right skills and strategies...

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Students & Parents See a Big Difference in Reading Skills

“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

1st Grade Parent

“I’ve noticed that his comprehension has improved. He immediately picks out the important details as he’s reading through the book. He’s able to retain it and repeat it back to me.”

Vanessa

4th Grade Parent

“When he takes home an assignment and he’s trying to read the chapters for school, he does it with more efficiency. He seems more confident. I know he’s applying what he’s learned.”

Jason

High School 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

1st Grade Parent

“I’ve noticed that his comprehension has improved. He immediately picks out the important details as he’s reading through the book. He’s able to retain it and repeat it back to me.”

Vanessa

4th Grade Parent

“When he takes home an assignment and he’s trying to read the chapters for school, he does it with more efficiency. He seems more confident. I know he’s applying what he’s learned.”

Jason

High School Parent

Great Books, Great Experiences

Great Books,
Great Experiences