Speed Reading, Writing & Study Skills Program for Entering 7th Graders

Help Your Middle Schooler Become a Stronger Reader and Better Writer

In this engaging 8-week program, your entering 7th grader will double reading speed, improve comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, strengthen writing skills, and expand his or her vocabulary. Your child will head back to school with a deeper love of reading and the tools and confidence to succeed.

Help Your Middle Schooler Become a Stronger Reader and Better Writer

In this engaging 8-week program, your entering 7th grader will double reading speed, improve comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, strengthen writing skills, and expand his or her vocabulary. Your child will head back to school with a deeper love of reading and the tools and confidence to succeed.

An Easy, Effective Way to Prepare
Your Son or Daughter for 7th 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 middle schooler will have great experiences reading two outstanding novels.

We’ve chosen these books because they feature compelling characters and intriguing stories with the power to engage the imagination and the heart. They’re sure to inspire your son or daughter.

“He is excited to read the books each week, and always has something to talk about after class. He is becoming a wider reader.” – Lina, Parent of a Middle Schooler

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Once a week, your 7th grader will attend an exciting live online class led by an expert reading teacher.

During every class, students participate in engaging book discussions and learn valuable reading and writing skills, as well as techniques to improve reading speed. Your child will look forward to attending week after week.

“Super interactive and engaging online classes. Excellent teacher! Very impressed.” – Renda, Parent of a Middle Schooler

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Between classes, students complete engaging interactive lessons that build confidence and core middle-school 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.

“The interactive lessons helped my daughter become a better reader and writer! She increased vocabulary, improved comprehension, and became more confident with writing.” – Karen, Parent of a Middle Schooler

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Throughout the program, your son or daughter 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 teacher was patient, kind, and set high, clear expectations. My son knew to pay attention because she genuinely cared about his growth.” – Kally, Parent of a Middle Schooler

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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 7th grader is doing, plus what he or she should focus on next to continue growing as a reader.

Your child will finish the program as a faster, stronger reader and better writer with the skills to succeed in 7th grade.

2nd Grade Reading Skills Program

8-Week Speed Reading,
Writing & Study Skills Program

Just $36/week

8-Week Speed Reading, Writing & Study Skills Program

Just $36/week

Summer Programs are filling quickly!

Key Skills Your Entering 7th Grader
Will Build and Why They’re Important

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Reading Speed

Reading too slowly interferes with concentration and comprehension. It is hard to follow what’s going on, almost like watching a movie in slow motion. By increasing their speed, 7th graders can focus better on reading and finish school assignments more quickly.

In our program for 7th graders, your child will learn effective techniques for improving reading rate and recall. Practicing these techniques gives middle schoolers the tools to manage their workload successfully while maintaining good comprehension.

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Comprehension

Comprehension – the ability to understand what you read – is the goal of reading. Middle schoolers are expected to think critically about what they’re reading and make connections between what they read and their own lives. 7th graders with strong comprehension are able to follow plot, understand characters’ motivations, and explore the meaningful themes in a book.

In our 7th grade program, your son or daughter will build comprehension by reading and discussing great books. This is a positive experience that makes reading more enjoyable. Having good comprehension encourages students to read more for pleasure, which also gives them a big advantage in school.

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Writing

Writing well makes a big difference in what middle schoolers can achieve. In order to express ideas effectively, students need strong writing skills. Seventh-grade writers work on improving their word choice, sentence construction, and paragraph organization. They also become more proficient at revising their writing.

In our program for 7th 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. Middle schoolers are expected to learn and remember information for all of their school subjects from denser and more complex nonfiction sources and textbooks. This presents 7th graders with plenty of new challenges.

In our 7th grade program, your child will learn essential nonfiction skills, including how to identify key concepts, recognize text structures, summarize information, and take good notes. These skills help students comprehend and recall 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 in all academic subjects. This becomes increasingly important in middle school, as students are faced with more advanced texts containing words that are not part of their spoken vocabulary. The most effective way for students to build vocabulary is through a combination of vocabulary instruction and doing a lot of reading for pleasure.

In our 7th 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 developing strong comprehension in fiction is that it enables students to fully experience the joy of being “lost in a good book”. They’ll feel like they are inside the story, experiencing the adventures right along with the characters.

Once your son or daughter has this kind of experience with a book, he or she will want to have it again and again. This is how kids fall in love with reading and start to see themselves as readers. They are much more likely to continue reading for pleasure throughout their lives. Reading for pleasure on a regular basis makes students more confident, motivated and successful.

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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 Middle Schooler Become a Stronger Reader and Better Writer

8-Week Speed Reading,
Writing & Study 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.