Reading & Writing Skills

2021 Summer Reading Skills for Every Grade

This summer, help your child become a confident, enthusiastic reader in the Summer Reading Skills Summer Reading Skills Programs, offered through the School of Professional & Continuing Studies and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development.

Strengthen Skills, Build Confidence, Enjoy Reading

These programs teach key reading skills for every grade, from phonics and sight words for younger children, to comprehension, textbook strategies and writing skills for older kids, and everything in between.

Guided by a knowledgeable and supportive teacher, students in these programs experience reading success again and again, developing their skills and building confidence in outstanding books at the right level of challenge for each age.

Your child will build the skills, confidence, and motivation they need to become an avid, enthusiastic reader, who enjoys reading for school and for pleasure.

How the Programs Work

Your child will attend weekly live online classes that build skills and provide great experiences with terrific books — books that are filled with interesting characters, exciting storylines, and engaging themes. Between classes, your child will practice reading and complete fun interactive lessons that develop core skills and build confidence.

An Institute of Reading Development teacher will provide all the support and instruction your child needs to grow as a reader and student. Your child will get a jumpstart on the next school year and be ready to make it a big success!

With these live online reading programs, parents can feel confident that their kids will continue to grow, building skills and immersing themselves in some of the best books written for children at every age. To learn more or enroll, visit or call 1-800-903-2173.

Learn More & Speak with an Advisor

Call 1-800-964-8888 to speak with a reading program advisor, and review schedules online.

A variety of weekday and weekend options are available. Class sizes are limited, so act quickly for the summer!

Online Reading Programs Info & Schedules