Reading Skills Program for Entering 3rd Graders

This Summer

Help Your Child Become a Strong, Enthusiastic Reader

In this fun 8-week program, your child will improve fluency and comprehension, build essential long-word decoding skills, and learn new vocabulary. Your child will head back to school with a deeper love of reading and the confidence to succeed.

This Summer

Help Your Child Become a Strong, Enthusiastic Reader

In this fun 8-week program, your child will improve fluency and comprehension, build essential long-word decoding skills, and learn new vocabulary. Your child will head back to school with a deeper love of reading and the confidence to succeed.

An Easy, Effective Way to Make Sure
Your Child is Ready for 3rd Grade

Flexible schedules, weekly one-hour classes, and short structured assignments make it simple for your child to grow as a reader and student over the summer.

Here’s How It Works:

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In this program, your child will have great experiences reading eight 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 heading into 3rd grade.

“This program gave my child high-interest books and an upbeat teacher who inspired him to keep on reading. I’m grateful for this program.” – Aracelly, Parent of a 3rd Grader

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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.

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

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Between classes, your child will complete fun interactive lessons that build confidence and core third-grade reading skills and vocabulary. We carefully structure the entire program to be manageable in the busiest of schedules, even when school is in session.

“My son really liked the interactive at-home assignments and lessons. He enjoyed this ‘homework’ – that is a first!” – Lisa, Parent of a 3rd Grader

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Throughout the program, your child will get individual attention. 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.

“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

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girl in fourth grade online class

After 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.

Your child will finish the program as a stronger, more enthusiastic reader with the skills to succeed in 3rd grade.

A Convenient, Proven Program
with Great Results

8-Week Summer
Reading Skills Program

Just $37/week

8-Week Summer Reading Skills Program

Just $37/week

Back-to-school Programs are filling quickly!

Key Skills Your Child Will Build
and Why They’re Important

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Fluency

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 reading a lot. 3rd graders who can read fluently have stronger comprehension. This helps them as they read third-grade books, which are longer, more difficult, and filled with complex sentences.

In our 3rd grade program, your child will get lots of valuable fluency practice in great books. Fluent readers don’t need to spend much time figuring out individual words or piecing sentences together, so they can focus on meaning in the books they read.

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Comprehension

Comprehension – the ability to understand what you read – is the goal of reading. 3rd graders with good comprehension can visualize the characters and setting, identify with characters and how they feel, and anticipate what will happen in stories. They develop the ability to put stories into their own words, retelling them in more detail and expressing a point of view.

In our 3rd grade program, students build stronger comprehension which makes reading fun and enjoyable. This will motivate your child to keep reading and give him or her a big boost in all subjects at school.

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Decoding Long Words

By 3rd grade, most children have already mastered basic phonics. As they encounter harder words in their third-grade assignments, they need new strategies for breaking down longer words into parts – including prefixes, suffixes, and syllables – in order to read them.

In our 3rd grade program, your child will learn skills and strategies to read long words with confidence and ease. He or she will feel a real sense of accomplishment and motivation to read even more.

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Vocabulary

Having a rich, robust vocabulary is the key to strong reading comprehension. It’s also essential for academic success in all subjects, for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The most effective way for kids to build vocabulary is through a combination of vocabulary instruction and doing a lot of reading for pleasure.

In our 3rd grade program, students expand their vocabulary through interactive online lessons that provide instruction and practice with new words. They also get a boost from reading in great books every week throughout the program.

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Love of Reading

3rd 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 skills and has successful reading experiences in the 3rd grade program, he or she will find reading easier and more enjoyable. 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 continue to become a stronger and stronger reader, developing a habit of reading for pleasure that leads to a lifetime of academic and personal benefits.

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

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Mission

Years

Students

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
On-Demand Helpline Some
No Long-Term Commitment Some
Under $37/week
Best Value!
Recommended by 98% of Parents Whose Child Completed a Reading Skills Program

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

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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Proven Curriculum Based on Decades of Experience

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Highly Trained Teachers Who Specialize in Reading Development

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Uniquely Engaging Live Online Classes and Interactive Lessons

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Carefully Selected, Great Books Shipped to Your Home

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Affordable Instruction Without the Long-Term Commitment

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

Help Your Child Become a Strong, Enthusiastic Reader

8-Week Reading Skills Program

Only $249

Plus $39 Materials & Shipping

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

Academically Endorsed Online Reading Programs

As leaders in online instruction for kids, we’re proud to offer programs with university partners nationwide.