We turn kids into STRONG READERS who LOVE BOOKS!

Winter Reading Skills Program

for 1st Graders

We turn kids into
STRONG READERS
who LOVE BOOKS!

Winter Reading Skills Program
for 1st Graders

We will teach your child the skills he or she needs to succeed in school this year.

In this fun & effective 8-week program

Your 1st Grader Will:

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Learn the first-grade phonics skills needed to read independently

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Learn to recognize common sight words, which makes reading much easier

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Build reading comprehension by participating in engaging class activities and discussions

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Read terrific Easy Readers and develop a love of books and reading

By the end of the program, your child will be a confident, independent reader and feel really excited about books and reading.

Every Week Your Child Will:

Attend An Exciting Small-Group Class

Your child will attend a weekly live online class with an expert teacher who makes learning to read easy and fun. In every class, the teacher guides students’ reading in a wonderful book and leads comprehension-building activities, fun phonics instruction and games, and fluency practice.

This inspiring instruction will give your child a really positive reading experience and provide all the encouragement and support he or she needs.

Complete Fun, Interactive Skills Lessons

Between classes, your child will do engaging, interactive lessons that develop the most important first-grade skills. These lessons feature enriching games, activities, and exercises to teach phonics and sight words and interactive books to build fluency and reading comprehension.

Get a FREE Parent’s Guide to 1st Grade Reading

Read Great First-Grade Books

Learning to read is a big challenge, and the more kids practice, the easier it gets. In this program, your child will read outstanding books written for beginning readers at the right level of difficulty, with lots of illustrations and great stories.

Your child will succeed with each book and become a confident independent reader.

Get Lots of Individual Attention & Support

Your teacher will work closely with your child and make sure he or she participates fully in every class and makes excellent progress. Between classes, you can schedule one-on-one appointments with your child’s teacher to ask questions or get extra help.

You’ll also have access to our reading helpline for questions about your child’s reading development. Plus, at the end of the program, you’ll get a progress report from your teacher on how your child is doing.

Attend An Exciting Small-Group Class

Your child will attend a weekly live online class with an expert teacher who makes learning to read easy and fun. In every class, the teacher guides students’ reading in a wonderful book and leads comprehension-building activities, fun phonics instruction and games, and fluency practice.

This inspiring instruction will give your child a really positive reading experience and provide all the encouragement and support he or she needs.

Complete Fun, Interactive Skills Lessons

Between classes, your child will do engaging, interactive lessons that develop the most important first-grade skills. These lessons feature enriching games, activities, and exercises to teach phonics and sight words and interactive books to build fluency and reading comprehension.

Get a FREE Parent’s Guide to 1st Grade Reading

Read Great First-Grade Books

Learning to read is a big challenge, and the more kids practice, the easier it gets. In this program, your child will read outstanding books written for beginning readers at the right level of difficulty, with lots of illustrations and great stories.

Your child will succeed with each book and become a confident independent reader.

Get Lots of Individual Attention & Support

Your teacher will work closely with your child and make sure he or she participates fully in every class and makes excellent progress. Between classes, you can schedule one-on-one appointments with your child’s teacher to ask questions or get extra help.

You’ll also have access to our reading helpline for questions about your child’s reading development. Plus, at the end of the program, you’ll get a progress report from your teacher on how your child is doing.

Give Your Child A Proven Advantage:
Help Them Become A Reader!

The impact of reading just 20 minutes a day?

It’s staggering at any grade!

Kids who read outside of school
are much more likely to…

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Read above grade level

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Score higher on reading achievement tests

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Get better grades in almost every subject

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Have a confident, positive attitude about school!

1st grade is a great time to start.
Help your child develop the habit of reading for pleasure now.
It’s worth finding making time for it!

Designed To Fit Into Your Child’s School Year

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Flexible

Many convenient schedule options are available, including after-school and weekends. If you have to miss a week, taking a make-up class is simple.

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Manageable

One-hour classes and short, structured assignments ensure that your child can easily complete the program work, even during the school week.

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Helpful

Our proven curriculum, delivered by a great teacher, will fully support your child’s skill development and lead to greater success in school.

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Enjoyable

Your child will look forward to weekly classes, get excited about reading the books, and feel a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Call phone 800-470-2891 Today

A National Leader In Reading Skills Instruction

For more than 50 years, we’ve been dedicated to one thing: teaching students the skills they need to succeed in school and become lifelong readers. During this time, we’ve taught over 3 million students in partnership with more than 100 colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations across the country.

We’re also a leader in online education for children. We’ve been teaching live online reading programs since 2014. Our teachers are highly trained, experienced, and fantastic at engaging students online.

Make 1st grade a BIG SUCCESS!

Make 1st grade a
BIG SUCCESS!

For just $36/week
Your Child Will:

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Attend exciting small-group classes led by an expert teacher

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Complete fun, interactive skills lessons

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Read terrific Easy Readers and develop a lifelong love of reading

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Get lots of individual attention and support

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Learn the right reading skills for 1st grade

By the end of the 8-week program, your child will feel confident and excited about learning to read!

Winter Program
Only $249

Plus $39 Materials & Shipping

Plus $39 Materials & Shipping

How do our programs compare?

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Proven Curriculum

We are reading experts with 50 years of experience teaching students the skills they need for every grade in school.

Independent tutors often have no established curriculum designed for your child to make steady, incremental progress.

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Outstanding Teachers

Our highly trained teachers know how to keep every student engaged as they learn new skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Tutors can have a range of experience and are unlikely to be experts when it comes to online instruction for children in different stages of reading development.

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Exciting Weekly Classes

Small-group classes allow our students to explore big ideas with their peers, while still getting plenty of individual attention.

Exclusive one-on-one tutoring doesn’t provide the same opportunities for meaningful discussion that pulls students into books.

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Engaging Skills Lessons

Fun, interactive lessons keep students learning the right skills for their grade throughout the week.

Tutors might not have ready-made, high quality supplemental learning materials for your child to use between sessions.

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Carefully Selected Books

We don’t just choose grade-appropriate books. We pick great books that are sure to engage kids’ curiosity, imagination, and heart.

Other learning programs often don’t allow students to read whole books, making it difficult to develop the habit of reading for pleasure.

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Great Overall Value

Your child will get weekly instruction, effective lessons and support, great books, and more – for a lot less than tutoring.

You could pay $100+/week for private tutors or learning programs, most of which also have large fees to start.

For just $36/week!

As a result of this one-of-a-kind value, many parents re-enroll their children season after season. In fact, over 80% of our fall openings were quickly filled by past participants.

Secure your child’s spot in a program today:

Call phone 800-470-2891

Program Participants In Their Own Words

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Reading Skills Program a good investment for my child?

Yes! Our program combines weekly classes with online lessons between classes, the support of a great teacher, and wonderful books. This one-of-a-kind combination will turn your child into an enthusiastic reader set up for success in school and beyond.

Whether your child is struggling to keep up in school, already on track with reading, or exceeding expectations, our program will meet your child where he or she is. Your son or daughter will be appropriately challenged and experience success at every step.

What if we have to miss one or more classes?

That doesn’t mean that your child can’t participate in the program. We encourage you to enroll now in the program with the most convenient schedule for you, while spots are still available. After you enroll, you can contact us to arrange convenient make-up classes. Your child won’t have to miss out on any instruction.

What happens during weekly classes?

From the first class, your child’s teacher will make learning new skills productive and exciting. Your child will really enjoy class and look forward to attending week after week.

Every class is full of fun activities, direct instruction in the right reading skills for each grade level, and engaging group discussions. Students of all ages love talking about books with others, and leading discussions is our specialty. Every student participates. Every student speaks. Every student is heard.

Our expert teachers work closely with students in each class to ensure that they are making individual progress and having a wonderful, enriching experience.

What is the class size?

To ensure that every student has the chance to participate in fun, meaningful class discussions and activities while also getting individual attention and support, we cap our class enrollment at 12 students.

What will my child do between classes?

Between classes, your child will complete age-appropriate reading assignments in great books and interactive online skills lessons. These engaging lessons reinforce what students are learning in class and teach new skills needed for success in each grade level.

We make sure that all assignments are manageable for kids who also have regular schoolwork.

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