Reading Skills Program for 2nd Graders

Help Your Child Become a Fluent, Confident Reader

In this fun 8-week program, your child will build strong phonics and word-attack skills and learn to read fluently with good comprehension. Your child’s love of reading and confidence will grow, providing lots of motivation to keep reading for enjoyment.

Help Your Child Become a Fluent, Confident Reader

In this fun 8-week program, your child will build strong phonics and word-attack skills and learn to read fluently with good comprehension. Your child’s love of reading and confidence will grow, providing lots of motivation to keep reading for enjoyment.

The Reading Skills Your Child Needs to Learn in 2nd Grade and Why They’re Important

Decoding is the ability to translate written words into speech. It is the foundation for all other reading skills. In 2nd grade, children build on first-grade phonics, learning more advanced letter-sound matching skills to read longer, harder words. They also learn word-attack strategies to break down unfamiliar or difficult words into smaller parts.

When your 2nd grader develops strong decoding skills in our program, he or she will be able to recognize words quickly and figure out new and unfamiliar words easily. Over time and with practice, your child will decode even challenging words with confidence. He or she will feel a real sense of accomplishment and motivation to read even more.

Fluency is the ability to read naturally and smoothly, without having to stop to sound out words. Achieving fluency is a milestone kids reach by developing strong decoding skills and getting a lot of practice reading.

In our 2nd grade program, your child will become a more fluent reader, which makes reading easier and more enjoyable. Fluent readers don’t need to spend much time figuring out individual words, so they can focus on the meaning of stories they read.

Comprehension – the ability to understand what you read – is the goal of reading. In 2nd grade, children learn to visualize what’s happening in a story, identify with the characters, follow the events in the story, and anticipate what’s going to happen next. They learn to think and talk about what they read with others.

In our 2nd grade program, students develop strong comprehension, which makes reading meaningful and enjoyable. This will motivate your child to keep reading and give him or her a big boost in all subjects at school.

2nd grade is full of challenges when it comes to reading. Developing a positive attitude toward reading and a love of books supports children and motivates them to read more often.

When your child builds new reading skills in the 2nd grade program, he or she will find reading easier and more fun. Your child’s enthusiasm for reading will grow, and he or she will want to read more for enjoyment. As your child reads more, he or she will become a stronger and stronger reader, developing a habit of reading for pleasure that leads to a lifetime of academic and personal benefits.

A Proven Program That Builds Reading Skills and Excitement About Books

The 8-Week Program Includes:

Terrific Books

In this program, your child will read some of the best second-grade books available, filled with exciting stories and funny characters. These books are at the right level of difficulty to ensure 2nd graders experience success as they improve their skills and build their confidence.

“This program transformed our son from a kid who dreaded reading to one who relishes books and sneaks more reading in. We’re so grateful.” – Julia, Parent of a 2nd Grader

Exciting Weekly Live Online Classes

Your child will attend a 1-hour online class led by an expert teacher who guides students’ reading in a terrific book and leads comprehension-building activities and discussions. In every class, your child will also learn second-grade phonics skills, play fun phonics or word-attack games, and work on developing reading fluency.

“She liked how interactive the online class was. She took great pride and joy answering questions when the teacher called on her.” – Michelle, Parent of a 2nd Grader

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.

“My child’s teacher had an enthusiasm and passion for what he was doing that was contagious. I highly recommend this program.” – Claudia, Parent of a 2nd Grader

Interactive Skills Lessons Between Classes

Between classes, your child will complete engaging, interactive lessons that develop second-grade reading skills. This fun and effective instruction guides students step-by-step through enriching activities and exercises that teach phonics and word-attack skills, in addition to building comprehension. Your child will also get lots of valuable fluency practice.

“He loves the online lessons. They make reading FUN! This program has been a key element to my son’s reading success.” – Marviette, Parent of a 2nd Grader

Individual Attention

Your teacher will get to know your child as a reader over 8 weeks. Throughout the program, you can schedule one-on-one appointments with the teacher to ask questions or get extra help. Plus, you’ll have access to our on-demand “Homework Helpline” where you or your child can get help with reading assignments for school.

After the program, you’ll receive a progress report from your teacher on how your child is doing. You’ll find out what he or she needs to focus on next to continue growing into a better student and a confident, fluent reader who enjoys books.

Academically Endorsed Online Reading Programs

Academically Endorsed Online Reading Programs

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How Do Institute of Reading Development Programs Compare to Other Options?

How Do Institute of Reading Development Programs Compare to Other Options?

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Our Reading Programs Private Tutors Apps & Online Tools Other Educational Services
Proven Curriculum Some Some
Teacher Specializes in Reading Development Some
Engaging Classes
Interactive Online Skills Lessons Some
Carefully Selected Great Books
Personal Attention & Support
Homework Helpline Some
No Long-Term Commitment Some
Under $37/week
Best Value!

Help Your Child Become a Fluent, Confident Reader!

8-Week Reading Skills Program

Only $249

Plus $39 Materials & Shipping

8-Week Reading Skills Program

Only $249

Plus $39 Materials & Shipping

Programs Available Now & This Summer

One-hour classes and short, structured assignments ensure that your child can easily complete the weekly skills lessons and reading practice. We have many schedule options and makeup classes are available if your child has to miss a class.

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

Recommended by 98% of Parents Whose Child Completed a Reading Skills Program

Recommended by 98% of Parents Whose Child Completed a Reading Skills Program