Make 4th Grade a

BIG SUCCESS!

Make 4th Grade A
BIG SUCCESS!

Reading Skills Program for Entering 4th Graders

ONLINE THIS SUMMER

Reading Skills Program for Entering 4th Graders

ONLINE THIS SUMMER

Entering 4th graders who sharpen reading skills during the summer have a real advantage. They gain months of progress and get a jump start on 4th grade. On the first day of school, they feel confident and motivated to succeed.

Summer is the key opportunity to develop your child’s reading skills for the upcoming school year.

Entering 4th graders who sharpen reading skills during the summer have a real advantage. They gain months of progress and get a jump start on 4th grade. On the first day of school, they feel confident and motivated to succeed.

Summer is the key opportunity to develop your child’s reading skills for the upcoming school year.

Parents of entering 4th graders want to know,

“How Can I Make Sure That My Child…”

“Reads regularly during the summer?”
“Is enthusiastic about books and reading?”
“Reads fluently and rapidly, with strong comprehension?”
“Can read fourth-grade textbooks and nonfiction?”

“Is ready for the first day of school?”

Parents of entering 4th graders want to know,

“How Can I Make Sure That My Child…”

“Reads regularly during the summer?”
“Is enthusiastic about books and reading?”
“Reads fluently and rapidly, with strong comprehension?”
“Can read fourth-grade textbooks and nonfiction?”

“Is ready for the first day of school?”

Our Summer Reading Skills Program Provides Answers For Families Like Yours

This fun online program inspires a love of reading & teaches 4th graders the skills they need to succeed.

The program includes engaging online instruction, great books, and effective materials. Your child will be able to complete all online lessons independently, with a knowledgeable reading teacher available for support.

The entire program is self-paced and tailored to your child’s reading level, so your son or daughter will experience success at every step!

Independent Reading In Great Books

This program features outstanding books filled with exciting stories and compelling characters. We’ll select your child’s books based on his or her individual reading level.

Reading books at the right level of challenge over the summer is the best way for your child to develop fluency, comprehension, and a love of reading.

You’ll also receive our Best Books Booklist, which will help you choose more great books after the program is over.

Building Comprehension & Fluency

Your child will learn to follow story structure, plot, and character development by reading great books and completing fun online comprehension lessons.

Doing a substantial amount of reading during this program will also improve your child’s fluency, making reading effortless and pleasurable.

Nonfiction & Textbooks

Your child will learn skills and strategies to meet the challenges of reading nonfiction. Interactive online lessons teach students how to identify main ideas, recognize how information is organized, and retain what they read. Your child will apply these new skills in nonfiction passages and science and social studies textbooks.

Long-Word Decoding

Students in this program learn to decode long words with accuracy and ease. Through engaging interactive lessons, your child will learn to recognize prefixes, suffixes, and syllables and will practice an effective strategy for reading multisyllable words.

Kids love this part of the program because it gives them the confidence to tackle more challenging reading.

SKILLED & ENCOURAGING TEACHER

A reading teacher from the Institute of Reading Development will be available to discuss your child’s progress with you and answer any questions either of you may have.

The support of a knowledgeable teacher will help your child complete the program with confidence.

Our Summer Reading Skills Program Provides Answers For Families Like Yours

This fun online program inspires a love of reading & teaches 4th graders the skills they need to succeed.

The program includes engaging online instruction, great books, and effective materials. Your child will be able to complete all online lessons independently, with a knowledgeable reading teacher available for support.

The entire program is self-paced and tailored to your child’s reading level, so your son or daughter will experience success at every step!

Independent Reading in Great Books

This program features outstanding books filled with exciting stories and compelling characters. We’ll select your child’s books based on his or her individual reading level.

Reading books at the right level of challenge over the summer is the best way for your child to develop fluency, comprehension, and a love of reading.

You’ll also receive our Best Books Booklist, which will help you choose more great books after the program is over.

Building Comprehension & Fluency

Your child will learn to follow story structure, plot, and character development by reading great books and completing fun online comprehension lessons.

Doing a substantial amount of reading during this program will also improve your child’s fluency, making reading effortless and pleasurable.

Nonfiction & Textbooks

Your child will learn skills and strategies to meet the challenges of reading nonfiction. Interactive online lessons teach students how to identify main ideas, recognize how information is organized, and retain what they read. Your child will apply these new skills in nonfiction passages and science and social studies textbooks.

Long-Word Decoding

Students in this program learn to decode long words with accuracy and ease. Through engaging interactive lessons, your child will learn to recognize prefixes, suffixes, and syllables and will practice an effective strategy for reading multisyllable words.

Kids love this part of the program because it gives them the confidence to tackle more challenging reading.

SKILLED & ENCOURAGING TEACHER

A reading teacher from the Institute of Reading Development will be available to discuss your child’s progress with you and answer any questions either of you may have.

The support of a knowledgeable teacher will help your child complete the program with confidence.

“I’ve noticed that his comprehension has improved. He immediately picks out the important details as he’s reading through the book. He’s able to retain it and repeat it back to me.”

– Vanessa, Parent of an Entering 4th Grader

University of Minnesota, Minnesota Center for Reading Research is proud to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program. Since 2014, this program has helped students in our community build strong reading skills and develop a deep love of books and reading.

The program is designed and taught by the Institute of Reading Development, a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction. Since 1970, the Institute has taught more than two million students in partnership with colleges and universities across the United States. The Institute’s inspired instruction encourages a lifelong love of reading in every student.

Previously he was very reluctant to pick a book and actually start reading. He now reads for one hour straight, and that to me is a huge win.”

– Salil, Parent of an Entering 4th Grader

By The End Of The Program, Your Child Will…

N
Have stronger reading comprehension
N
Read more fluently and rapidly
N
Know how to read textbooks and other nonfiction
N
Finish excellent books at the right reading level
N

Build enthusiasm for books and reading

N

BE READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF 4TH GRADE!

“I’ve noticed that his comprehension has improved. He immediately picks out the important details as he’s reading through the book. He’s able to retain it and repeat it back to me.”

– Vanessa, Parent of an Entering 4th Grader

University of Minnesota, Minnesota Center for Reading Research is proud to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program. Since 2014, this program has helped students in our community build strong reading skills and develop a deep love of books and reading.

The program is designed and taught by the Institute of Reading Development, a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction. Since 1970, the Institute has taught more than two million students in partnership with colleges and universities across the United States. The Institute’s inspired instruction encourages a lifelong love of reading in every student.

Previously he was very reluctant to pick a book and actually start reading. He now reads for one hour straight, and that to me is a huge win.”

– Salil, Parent of an Entering 4th Grader

By The End Of The Program, Your Child Will…

N
Have stronger reading comprehension
N
Read more fluently and rapidly
N
Know how to read textbooks and other nonfiction
N
Finish excellent books at the right reading level
N

Build enthusiasm for books and reading

N

BE READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF 4TH GRADE!

secure your spot in the program today

Your child will have a wonderful experience in our Summer Reading Skills Program and make great progress.

The program includes:

  • Engaging online lessons that your child will enjoy
  • Excellent books at the right reading level
  • Textbook and nonfiction reader
  • Best Books Booklist
  • A skilled reading teacher to answer your questions

The Summer Reading Skills Program gets rave reviews from parents year after year.

University of Minnesota, Minnesota Center for Reading Research partners with the Institute of Reading Development to make this high-quality summer program affordable for families.

Help your child build the right reading skills to make 4th grade a big success, at a lower cost than other learning programs.  

Family Discount:

Take $20 off for each additional student you enroll

For more information, or to enroll by phone, call 1 (800) 903-0954.
7 am- 9 pm Mon- Fri, 7 am- 6 pm Sat, 9 am- 5 pm Sun

secure your spot in the program today

Your child will have a wonderful experience in our Summer Reading Skills Program and make great progress.

The program includes:

  • Engaging online lessons that your child will enjoy
  • Excellent books at the right reading level
  • Textbook and nonfiction reader
  • Best Books Booklist
  • A skilled reading teacher to answer your questions
The Summer Reading Skills Program gets rave reviews from parents year after year.

University of Minnesota, Minnesota Center for Reading Research partners with the Institute of Reading Development to make this high-quality summer program affordable for families.

Help your child build the right reading skills to make 4th grade a big success, at a lower cost than other learning programs.  

Family Discount:

Take $20 off for each additional student you enroll

For more information, or to enroll by phone, call 1 (800) 903-0954.
Mon–Fri: 8am–10pm  |  Sat: 8am–7pm  |  Sun: 9am–7pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Summer Reading Skills Program right for my child?

All entering 4th graders benefit from improving their reading skills over the summer. The interactive online lessons and books in this self-paced program are tailored to each child’s skill level and needs. A reading teacher is available to provide support and guidance for each student. Every student makes progress during the program.

How much time should I expect my child to spend on the program each week?
This program is completely flexible, so your child can work at his or her own pace. Lessons take about 30 minutes; most students complete 2 or more lessons per week.
How long does it take to complete the program?

Most students finish the program in 6-8 weeks.

What skills do the online lessons cover?
Interactive online lessons cover skills like reading comprehension, reading nonfiction and textbooks, and long-word decoding. The lessons are easy for students to follow and complete on their own.
How do I choose which level of instruction is appropriate for my child?

The program books and online lessons are tailored to each student’s current reading level. When you enroll, you’ll be asked to tell us more about your child’s reading ability so that we can provide the correct materials to help him or her grow as a reader.

Use the following guidelines to determine which reading level is right for your child:

Weak Reader Your child experiences significant struggle or frustration while reading.

Average ReaderYour child has been on track with reading.

Strong Reader Your child has been very successful with reading and is ready for a challenge.

How do I get my child started on the program?
You will need internet access for this program, since all lessons are online. Once your child’s books and materials have shipped, you’ll receive an email explaining how to log in to the program website. The website has a section for parents, where you’ll find instructions for getting your child started, as well as information about the skills and activities.
How much does the program cost?

Thanks to our partnership with the Institute of Reading Development, we are able to offer this exceptional program at a lower cost than other learning programs. During this affordable program, your child will get engaging and effective online instruction that builds valuable reading skills and support from a knowledgeable reading teacher.

For complete details about the cost of the program, please click here.

Are any program discounts available?

Yes, we offer the following discounts:

Family Discount: After enrolling one student, you will receive a $20 discount for each additional student you enroll in a summer program. This discount only applies to family members at the same mailing address. 

Re-enrollment Discount: If a student has previously participated in our program, that student is eligible for a $30 re-enrollment discount.

What is the Institute of Reading Development?

We offer the Summer Reading Skills program to families in partnership with the Institute of Reading Development, a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction. Since 1970, the Institute has partnered with colleges and universities to teach valuable reading skills to more than two million students across the United States. The Institute?s inspired instruction encourages a lifelong love of reading in every student.

You can learn more about the Institute of Reading Development here.

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

MAKE NEXT YEAR A BIG SUCCESS!

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

MAKE NEXT YEAR A BIG SUCCESS!