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Help Your Child Succeed as a Reader in 3rd Grade!

Long-Word Decoding    Fluency    Comprehension    Vocabulary    Love of Reading

What’s the Key to Succeeding in 3rd Grade?

Mastering the right reading skills.

Reading plays a huge role in your child’s experience in 3rd grade. Third graders need to learn a lot of important decoding, fluency, and comprehension skills. They’re expected to master new skills throughout the school year and build the confidence and stamina they need to read harder and harder books.

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. In this program, your child will read four wonderful books, so you can be sure that your child gets plenty of reading practice every 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

In this program, your child will have great experiences reading two outstanding chapter books. We’ve chosen these books because they are full of interesting characters and exciting storylines, and they’re written at the right level of challenge for kids in 3rd grade.

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, kids participate in engaging book discussions and fluency practice and learn valuable long-word decoding skills. Your child will look forward to attending week after week.

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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 third-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 3rd Grade Reading Skills and Why They’re Important

3rd Grade Reading Skills Program

Your 3rd grader will read 2 chapter books carefully selected for the Winter Session. He or she will build fluency, comprehension, long-word decoding skills, and vocabulary. Your child’s love of reading will grow, along with the confidence to succeed in school. 

Winter Session
Just $249
Plus $39 Materials & Shipping

Family Discounts Available

Convenient and flexible program schedules. After-school or weekend options.

“My daughter came alive as a reader because of the teacher. She was fantastic: engaging, inclusive, and made an incredible connection with the kids.” – Tyenne, Parent of a 3rd 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

“The teacher was excellent – full of energy and joy. His animated teaching style was perfect for online classes.” – Elizabeth, Parent of a 3rd Grader

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

Be Sure Your Child Grows as a Reader

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.

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