SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

Make next year a BIG SUCCESS!

Call phone 800-964-8888

Reading Program Specialists Available Now

SUMMER READING
PROGRAMS

Make next year a
BIG SUCCESS!

Call phone 800-964-8888

Reading Program Specialists Available Now

SUMMER READING
PROGRAMS

Make next year a
BIG SUCCESS!

Call phone 800-964-8888

Reading Program Specialists Available Now

We are thrilled to celebrate our 50th year of providing inspiring instruction to students nationwide. Since 1970, we’ve been dedicated to teaching the right reading skills and providing great experiences in great books. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of reading in every student.

We are thrilled to celebrate our 50th year of providing inspiring instruction to students nationwide. Since 1970, we’ve been dedicated to teaching the right reading skills and providing great experiences in great books. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of reading in every student.

Partnerships

Educational organizations nationwide offer our programs in their communities, including:

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Inspiring Instruction:
What it Means for Your Child

By Doug Evans, Executive Director

Inspiring Instruction:
What it Means for Your Child

By Doug Evans, Executive Director

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.

Visit Our Blog: Parents’ Corner

“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

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

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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Helpful Guides for Parents

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

DISCOVER:

  • The key reading skills your child will learn this 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 this year!

DISCOVER:

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

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