Reading & Writing Skills Program for Entering 5th Graders

Help Your Child Become a Stronger Reader and Better Writer

In this fun 8-week program, your child will improve comprehension and fluency, strengthen writing skills, learn to read fifth-grade textbooks and nonfiction, and expand his or her vocabulary. Your child will head back to school with a deeper love of reading and the confidence to succeed.

Help Your Child Become a Stronger Reader and Better Writer

In this fun 8-week program, your child will improve comprehension and fluency, strengthen writing skills, learn to read fifth-grade textbooks and nonfiction, and expand his or her 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 5th 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 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.

“He enjoyed reading and discussing the books you chose – he even wanted to read one of them again. My son has started to love books!” – Gamze, Parent of a 5th 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 learn valuable reading and writing skills. Your child will look forward to attending week after week.

“My son really enjoyed the program and looked forward to the online class every week. He improved his reading and writing quite a bit.” – Kelly, Parent of a 5th Grader

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

“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

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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.

“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

girl in fourth grade online class
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 reader and better writer with the skills to succeed in 5th grade.

2nd Grade Reading Skills Program

8-Week Summer Reading &
Writing Skills Program

Just $36/week

8-Week Summer Reading & Writing Skills Program

Just $36/week

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

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Comprehension

Comprehension – the ability to understand what you read – is the goal of reading. Thinking actively and deeply about texts is a critical part of reading in 5th grade. Students with good comprehension can visualize the setting of a book, identify with its characters and how they feel, and anticipate the plot. They’re able to talk about books with others in detail and express a point of view.

In our 5th grade program, your child will build comprehension by reading and discussing great books. This is a positive experience that makes reading more enjoyable. Students with strong comprehension are motivated to read more for pleasure, which also gives them a big advantage in school.

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Fluency

Fluency is the ability to read smoothly and accurately, at a good pace. In 5th grade, reading material gets more difficult. 5th graders need to continue developing fluency to meet new challenges they face from longer, harder words, more complex sentences and paragraphs, and richer themes.

In our 5th grade program, your child will do lot of independent reading, which is a great way to build reading fluency and speed. Strong, fluent readers have better comprehension, which helps them enjoy reading more and get completely absorbed in books.

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Writing

Writing well makes a big difference in what kids can achieve. In order to express ideas effectively, students need strong writing skills. Fifth-grade writers work on improving their word choice, sentence construction, and paragraph organization. They also learn how to revise their writing.

In our program for 5th graders, your child will get lots of writing practice and constructive feedback and learn how to avoid common errors that can trip up young writers. When students are skilled at writing, they’re set up to succeed with any school subject.

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Textbooks and Nonfiction

Reading textbooks and nonfiction requires a different set of skills and strategies than reading fiction. In order to succeed with “reading to learn” new information, 5th graders need to know how to make connections between ideas, follow a sequence of thought, and compare points of view in nonfiction from different subject areas, like science and social studies.

In our 5th grade program, your child will learn essential nonfiction skills, like identifying main ideas and supporting details and recognizing text structures. These skills help students comprehend and remember important information, which is critical for academic achievement.

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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 5th 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

One of the most exciting parts of becoming a reader is when kids develop the comprehension to enable them to fully experience the joy of being “lost in a good book”. They feel like they are inside the story, experiencing the adventures right along with the characters.

Once your child has this experience, he or she will want to have it again and again. This is how kids fall in love with reading and continue reading for pleasure throughout their lives. A love of reading will make your child more confident, motivated and successful, not just in 5th grade, but in middle school, high school and beyond.

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

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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 Stronger Reader and Better Writer

8-Week Summer Reading &
Writing 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.