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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

Our reading skills program provides the structure and support your child needs to make growing as a reader easy and enjoyable. Each week he or she will have a great time learning and practicing skills under the guidance of a terrific teacher. With this program, you will be sure that your child gets plenty of reading practice in 6 great books–one a week!

An Effective Result

When kids succeed with every book, they not only strengthen skills, they also build the confidence and motivation to read the next book, and the next one. This is how kids in our program keep growing as strong, enthusiastic readers who succeed in school.

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.

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The Best Books

Your child will read 6 terrific books. We carefully select the books each session to make sure they’re at the right level of challenge. Your child will succeed with each one and feel a sense of accomplishment. They are full of exciting stories and funny characters so your child will have a great experience!

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.

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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 6-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.

Winter Session
Just $249
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?




Proven Curriculum Based on Decades of Experience
Highly Trained Teachers Who Specialize in Reading Development
Uniquely Engaging Live Online Classes and Interactive Lessons
Carefully Selected, Great Books Shipped to Your Home
Affordable Instruction Without the Long-Term Commitment

“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

Winter Session

Only $249

Plus $39 Materials & Shipping

Our knowledgeable advisors can answer questions
and help find a schedule that works for your family.

Academically Endorsed Online Reading Programs

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