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Help Your Child Succeed as a Reader and Writer in 8th Grade!
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What’s the Key to Succeeding in Middle School?
Mastering the right reading and writing skills.
Reading and writing both play a huge role in your son or daughter’s experience in 8th grade. Eighth graders need to develop strong comprehension in fiction and nonfiction and learn how to write clearly and effectively. They must be able read quickly enough to complete assignments efficiently. 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 and Writer?
It can be challenging – especially during the school year!
- How can you make sure your child is learning core reading, writing and study skills?
- How can you ensure he or she is completing reading assignments quickly and effectively?
- How can you be confident your child is reading great books that engage and inspire?
- 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 and writing skills program provides the structure and support each student needs to make growing as a reader and writer easy and enjoyable. Each week your son or daughter will have a great time discussing books and 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 outstanding novels.
An Effective Result
When middle schoolers succeed with each 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 students 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.
The Best Books
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.
After-School Or Weekend Classes Once a Week
Student (and Parent) Support Between Classes
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.
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.
After the program, you’ll receive a progress report from your teacher on how your 8th grader is doing, plus what he or she should focus on next to continue growing as a reader.
Key 8th Grade Reading Skills and Why They’re Important
8th Grade Speed Reading, Writing & Study Skills Program
Your 8th grader will read 2 novels carefully selected for the Winter Session. He or she will improve reading speed, comprehension, writing skills, and vocabulary. Your child’s love of reading will grow, along with the confidence to succeed in school.
Plus $39 Materials & Shipping
Family Discounts Available
Convenient and flexible program schedules. After-school or weekend options.
“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
How Do Institute of Reading Development Programs Compare to Other Options?
“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
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
Plus $39 Materials & Shipping
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Our Outstanding Teachers
Institute instructors understand the path students follow from being a pre-reader to a literate adult. Whether your child is struggling to keep up in school, already on track with reading, or exceeding expectations, your teacher will provide the encouragement and support your child needs to have a delightful reading experience and make excellent progress week after week.
Each teacher possesses a personal love of reading that makes a big difference in the way kids see their relationship to books. Your child will be inspired to participate fully and do his or her best in each class.