Early Fall Session is Now Open. After-school or Weekend Classes Available.
Help Your Child Succeed as a Reader in 1st Grade!
Phonics Sight Words Comprehension Love of Reading
What’s the Key to Succeeding in 1st Grade?
Mastering the right reading skills.
Reading plays a huge role in your child’s experience in 1st grade. First graders need to learn a lot of important phonics and sight word skills and develop reading comprehension. They’re expected to master new skills throughout the school year and build the confidence they need to learn to read independently.
How Can You Make Sure Your Child Grows as a Reader?
It can be challenging – especially during the school year!
- How can you make sure your child masters core reading skills?
- How can you be confident your child is reading great books at the right level of challenge?
- Most importantly, how can you make sure your child gets the regular reading practice he or she needs, week after week?
An Enjoyable Solution
An Effective Result
How Our Programs Work
Our programs provide kids with a great experience reading and learning. We carefully structure the entire program to be manageable in the busiest of schedules, even when school is in session.
The Best Books
After-School Or Weekend Classes Once a Week
Once a week, your child will attend an exciting live online class led by an expert reading teacher. During every class, your child will participate in fun skills games and engaging book activities and discussions. He or she will learn valuable first-grade phonics skills, build comprehension, and develop fluency.
Student (and Parent) Support Between Classes
Between classes, your child will practice reading and complete fun interactive lessons that build core first-grade reading skills and instill confidence.
Throughout the program, you can schedule one-on-one appointments with the teacher to ask questions or get extra help. You’ll also have access to our on-demand “Helpline” for more help, even with schoolwork.
At the end of the program, you’ll receive a progress report from your teacher on how your child is doing, plus what your child should focus on next to continue growing as a reader.
Key 1st Grade Reading Skills and Why They’re Important
1st Grade Reading Skills Program
In this fun 8-week program, your child will build strong phonics skills, learn to recognize common sight words, and develop reading comprehension. Your child will come away with a love of books and lots of motivation to keep learning to read.
Late Fall Session
Plus $39 Materials & Shipping
Family Discounts Available
Convenient and flexible program schedules. After-school or weekend options.
“My child became more confident approaching new words. The lessons were always fun and engaging!” – Kamisha, Parent of a 1st Grader
How Do Institute of Reading Development Programs Compare to Other Options?
“My daughter loved her teacher! Her teacher truly made a point of listening to every child and making sure every student was involved.” – Alison, Parent of a 1st Grader
Recommended by 98% of Parents Whose Child Completed a Reading Skills Program
Help Your Child Learn to Read Independently
Reading Skills Program
Early Fall Session
Plus $39 Materials & Shipping
and help find a schedule that works for your family.
Academically Endorsed Online Reading Programs
As leaders in online instruction for kids, we're proud to offer programs with university partners nationwide.
Our Outstanding Teachers
Institute instructors understand the path students follow from being a pre-reader to a literate adult. Whether your child is struggling to keep up in school, already on track with reading, or exceeding expectations, your teacher will provide the encouragement and support your child needs to have a delightful reading experience and make excellent progress week after week.
Each teacher possesses a personal love of reading that makes a big difference in the way kids see their relationship to books. Your child will be inspired to participate fully and do his or her best in each class.