Make Next Year A
BIG SUCCESS!

Make Next Year a

BIG SUCCESS!

Speed Reading & Study Skills Program for Entering 6th-8th Graders

Entering 6th-8th graders who sharpen skills during the summer have a real advantage. They improve reading speed, comprehension, and study skills. They start the new school year with tools they need to succeed with every academic challenge.

Summer is the key opportunity to develop reading and study skills for the upcoming school year.

Entering 6th-8th graders who sharpen skills during the summer have a real advantage. They improve reading speed, comprehension, and study skills. They start the new school year with tools they need to succeed with every academic challenge.

Summer is the key opportunity to develop reading and study skills for the upcoming school year.

Parents of entering 6th-8th graders want to know,

“How Can I Make Sure That My Middle Schooler…”

“Reads fast enough to keep up with assignments?”

“Understands and remembers what he or she reads?”

“Studies effectively and gets better grades?”

“Reads regularly during the summer?”

“Is ready for the first day of school?”

Parents of entering 6th-8th graders want to know,

“How Can I Make Sure That My Middle Schooler…”

Reads fast enough to keep up with assignments?

Understands and remembers what he or she reads?

“Studies effectively and gets better grades?”

“Reads regularly during the summer?

“Is ready for the first day of school?”

Our Inspiring Instruction Provides Answers For Families Like Yours

University of St Thomas, Office of Extended Programs is proud to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program as a community service to families at 6 locations throughout Texas. Since 1997, 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 inspiring instruction encourages a lifelong love of reading in every student.

Our Inspiring Instruction Provides Answers For Families Like Yours

University of St Thomas, Office of Extended Programs is proud to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program as a community service to families at 6 locations throughout Texas. Since 1997, 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 inspiring instruction encourages a lifelong love of reading in every student.

Watch this short video to see how the speed reading and study skills program will set your child up for success next year in school.

Watch this short video to see how the speed reading and study skills program will set your child up for success next year in school.

your son or daughter will double reading speed & become a stronger reader and better student

Our top-rated Speed Reading & Study Skills Program increases reading speed, improves comprehension, teaches valuable study skills, and inspires students to read more:

}

Double Reading Speed

Students in this program double their reading speed. Reading faster improves concentration and comprehension, allowing students to focus more clearly on content. As a result, your son or daughter will enjoy reading more and complete schoolwork quickly and easily.

Build Comprehension

Your middle schooler will build comprehension skills in a classic novel. Students learn to track story structure, plot, and character development through lively class discussions and online lessons and quizzes. Reading this novel with good comprehension will have big payoffs in school performance.

Read & Study Textbooks

Students learn strategies for reading and studying middle-school level textbooks and other nonfiction. Students also learn how to take effective notes. By building these skills, your son or daughter will develop confidence and a greater sense of control over school assignments.

Enjoy Reading More

During this program, students read and discuss a classic novel. Gains in speed and comprehension make reading effortless and enjoyable, allowing students to become completely absorbed in the books they read. As a result, your son or daughter will become a stronger, more enthusiastic reader who is better able to read and comprehend content from all school subjects.

“I’ve gotten a lot faster and if someone asks me what happened in the chapter, I can remember all of it without having to look back in the book.”

– Mariah, Entering 6th Grader

A Fun Way To Build Essential Skills

This program provides a fun classroom experience led by a terrific teacher. Between weekly classes, your son or daughter will enjoy completing interactive online lessons that improve skills, confidence, and motivation.

WEEKLY CLASSES

  • From the first class, the teacher will make learning new skills productive and exciting. Students really enjoy class and look forward to attending week after week.
  • Every class is full of engaging activities, lively group discussions, and direct instruction in improving reading speed, comprehension, and nonfiction and textbook skills.
  • If you have a scheduling conflict there are options for taking a make-up class.

ONLINE LEARNING BETWEEN CLASSES

  • Between weekly classes, students complete enjoyable, interactive lessons that boost skills and confidence.
  • These online lessons are effective because they promote active learning. Your son or daughter will get the practice needed to master new skills and succeed in school.
  • Middle schoolers can complete the lessons on their own schedule and pace.

ENTHUSIASTIC & ENCOURAGING TEACHER

  • Our teachers are passionate about books and excited to share their love of reading with students of all ages.
  • Teachers understand the importance of warm, open communication with students and parents. Students will feel supported by the teacher and eager to participate in class.
  • The teacher will work closely with your middle schooler to ensure that he or she makes individual progress and has a highly successful, enriching experience.

AN INTEGRATED PROGRAM THAT BUILDS SKILLS WEEK AFTER WEEK

  • The program features a wonderful novel, effective materials, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Weekly classes and online lessons ensure that your middle schooler is consistently reading and practicing important skills throughout the summer.
  • Your son or daughter will have an enjoyable experience and make great progress!

By The End Of The Program, Students Will…

N
Double reading speed
N

Improve comprehension in fiction and nonfiction

N
Learn to read and study middle-school level textbooks
N

Learn effective note-taking skills

N

Read a great novel

N

BE READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

your son or daughter will double reading speed & become a stronger reader and better student

Our top-rated Speed Reading & Study Skills Program increases reading speed, improves comprehension, teaches valuable study skills, and inspires students to read more:

}

Double Reading Speed

Students in this program double their reading speed. Reading faster improves concentration and comprehension, allowing students to focus more clearly on content. As a result, your son or daughter will enjoy reading more and complete schoolwork quickly and easily.

Build Comprehension

Your middle schooler will build comprehension skills in a classic novel. Students learn to track story structure, plot, and character development through lively class discussions and online lessons and quizzes. Reading this novel with good comprehension will have big payoffs in school performance.

Read & Study Textbooks

Students learn strategies for reading and studying middle-school level textbooks and other nonfiction. Students also learn how to take effective notes. By building these skills, your son or daughter will develop confidence and a greater sense of control over school assignments.

Enjoy Reading More

During this program, students read and discuss a classic novel. Gains in speed and comprehension make reading effortless and enjoyable, allowing students to become completely absorbed in the books they read. As a result, your son or daughter will become a stronger, more enthusiastic reader who is better able to read and comprehend content from all school subjects.

“I’ve gotten a lot faster and if someone asks me what happened in the chapter, I can remember all of it without having to look back in the book.”

– Mariah, Entering 6th Grader

A Fun Way To Build Essential Skills

This program provides a fun classroom experience led by a terrific teacher. Between weekly classes, your son or daughter will enjoy completing interactive online lessons that improve skills, confidence, and motivation.

WEEKLY CLASSES

  • From the first class, the teacher will make learning new skills productive and exciting. Students really enjoy class and look forward to attending week after week.
  • Every class is full of engaging activities, lively group discussions, and direct instruction in improving reading speed, comprehension, and nonfiction and textbook skills.
  • If you have a scheduling conflict there are options for taking a make-up class.

ONLINE LEARNING BETWEEN CLASSES

  • Between weekly classes, students complete enjoyable, interactive lessons that boost skills and confidence.
  • These online lessons are effective because they promote active learning. Your son or daughter will get the practice needed to master new skills and succeed in school.
  • Middle schoolers can complete the lessons on their own schedule and pace.

ENTHUSIASTIC & ENCOURAGING TEACHER

  • Our teachers are passionate about books and excited to share their love of reading with students of all ages.
  • Teachers understand the importance of warm, open communication with students and parents. Students will feel supported by the teacher and eager to participate in class.
  • The teacher will work closely with your middle schooler to ensure that he or she makes individual progress and has a highly successful, enriching experience.

AN INTEGRATED PROGRAM THAT BUILDS SKILLS WEEK AFTER WEEK

  • The program features a wonderful novel, effective materials, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Weekly classes and online lessons ensure that your middle schooler is consistently reading and practicing important skills throughout the summer.
  • Your son or daughter will have an enjoyable experience and make great progress!

By The End Of The Program, Students Will…

N

Double reading speed

N

Improve comprehension in fiction and nonfiction

N
Learn to read and study middle-school level textbooks
N

Learn effective note-taking skills

N

Read a great novel

N

BE READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

secure your spot in the program today

Your middle schooler will have an enjoyable experience in our Speed Reading & Study Skills Program and make great progress.

The program includes:

  • 5 engaging weekly classes that students enjoy
  • An experienced, dedicated teacher
  • Limited class size
  • Interactive online lessons between classes
  • A classic novel
  • Textbook and nonfiction reader

 

 

Available for students at 6 locations throughout Texas.

Top-rated by parents:

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

University of St Thomas, Office of Extended Programs 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 middle school a big success, at a lower cost than other learning programs.  

Family Discount:

Take $30 off for each additional student you enroll

For more information, or to enroll by phone, call 1 (800) 964-8888.
7 am- 9 pm Mon- Fri, 7 am- 6 pm Sat, 9 am- 5 pm Sun

secure your spot in the program today

Your middle schooler will have an enjoyable experience in our Speed Reading & Study Skills Program and make great progress.

The program includes:

  • 5 engaging weekly classes that students enjoy
  • An experienced, dedicated teacher
  • Limited class size
  • Interactive online lessons between classes
  • A classic novel
  • Textbook and nonfiction reader

Top-rated by parents:

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

University of St Thomas, Office of Extended Programs 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 middle school a big success, at a lower cost than other learning programs.  

Available for students at 6 locations throughout Texas.

Family Discount:

Take $30 off for each additional student you enroll

For more information, or to enroll by phone, call 1 (800) 964-8888.
7 am- 9 pm Mon- Fri, 7 am- 6 pm Sat, 9 am- 5 pm Sun

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Speed Reading & Study Skills Program effective for all students?

All entering 6th-8th graders benefit from improving their reading speed, comprehension, and study skills over the summer. In class, the teacher provides personal support and guidance for each student. Every student makes progress during the program.

What happens in class?

Weekly classes are led by trained, enthusiastic teachers. Every class includes independent reading, lively group discussions, and direct instruction in improving reading speed, comprehension, and nonfiction and textbook skills. The teacher works individually with students to develop their skills.

Is there any homework in this program?
Between classes, students complete four sessions of reading and online lessons. These enjoyable, interactive lessons include speed reading practice, comprehension support, and textbook and nonfiction instruction.
Is it possible to make up missed classes?

If you have a scheduling conflict, you’ll have the option to attend a make-up lesson in another class or take an interactive online make-up lesson. Enroll now in the program with the most convenient schedule for you, then simply call or email us if you need any make-ups.

What is the class size?

To ensure that all students have a great experience, we cap enrollment at a maximum of 26 students. Students get personal attention from the teacher and have a chance to actively participate in group discussions.

How much does the program cost?

Thanks to our partnership with the Institute of Reading Development, we are able to offer this exceptional program to local families at a lower cost than other learning programs. During this affordable program, students participate in engaging weekly classes, get personal attention from an enthusiastic and encouraging reading teacher, and have access to fun online lessons that build valuable reading skills.

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 $30 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 $50 re-enrollment discount.

What is the Institute of Reading Development?

We offer the Summer Reading Skills Program to families in Tallahassee 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 inspiring 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!