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Help Your Child Succeed as a Reader and Writer in 5th Grade!

Fluency    Comprehension    Vocabulary    Non-fiction    Writing    Enjoy Reading More

What’s the Key to Succeeding in 5th Grade?

Mastering the right reading and writing skills.

Reading and writing both play a huge role in your child’s experience in 5th grade. Fifth graders need to develop strong comprehension in fiction and nonfiction and learn how to write clearly and effectively. They’re expected to master new skills throughout the school year and build the confidence they need to succeed with academic challenges. 

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 and writing 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 and writer 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 two great novels.

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 children’s novels. 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 5th 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 learn valuable reading and writing 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 complete fun interactive lessons that build confidence and core fifth-grade reading, writing, and vocabulary skills. We carefully structure the entire program to be manageable in the busiest of schedules, even when school is in session.

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.

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.

Key 5th Grade Reading Skills and Why They’re Important

5th Grade Reading & Writing Skills Program

Your 5th grader will read 2 children’s novels carefully selected for the Winter Session. He or she will improve comprehension, fluency, textbook and writing 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.

“I’m very happy with my child’s experience. She is more confident in reading and enjoys it more. She has also enriched her vocabulary.” – Hanneke, Parent of a 5th 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 instructor was great at facilitating discussion among the children. My son loved participating and telling us what he learned after class.” – Meghan, Parent of a 5th Grader

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

Be Sure Your Child Grows as a Reader and Writer

Reading & Writing 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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