Learn to

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 LEARN TO READ!

Reading Skills Program for 4-Year-Olds & Entering Kindergartners

Children who have a strong foundation in beginning phonics and a positive relationship with books start school with a huge advantage. They feel confident and experience success as they learn how to read.

Learning to read is fun and easy when your child gets off to the right start.

Children who have a strong foundation in beginning phonics and a positive relationship with books start school with a huge advantage. They feel confident and experience success as they learn how to read.

Learning to read is fun and easy when your child gets off to the right start.

Parents of beginning readers want to know,

“How Can I Make Sure That My Child…”

“Is enthusiastic about books?”

“Learns the most important beginning reading skills?”

“Feels excited about learning to read?”

“Is ready for the first day of kindergarten?”

Our Inspiring Instruction Provides Answers For Families Like Yours

Northern Arizona University is proud to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program as a community service to families at 10 locations throughout Arizona. Since 2015, 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 summer reading skills program will set your child up for success with learning to read.

Parents of beginning readers want to know,

“How Can I Make Sure That My Child…”

“Is enthusiastic about books?”

“Learns the most important beginning reading skills?”

“Feels excited about learning to read?”

“Is ready for the first day of kindergarten?”

Our Inspiring Instruction Provides Answers For Families Like Yours

Northern Arizona University is proud to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program as a community service to families at 10 locations throughout Arizona. Since 2015, 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 summer reading skills program will set your child up for success with learning to read.

This exceptional summer program will make a big difference in your child’s reading development

Our top-rated Reading Skills Program teaches children how to read and inspires them to love books and reading:

Phonics

Through step-by-step instruction, children learn how to recognize letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make, sound out simple words, and read short sentences. Your child will build phonics skills through in-class instruction and fun online lessons featuring the reading superhero Bookman.

Sight Words

Recognizing common words like “the” and “is” by sight makes learning to read much easier and provides a big boost in confidence. During the program, your child will learn sight words through direct instruction from the teacher and engaging online lessons and games at home.

Begin to Read

Your child will be thrilled to sound out words and read short sentences in our wonderful phonics reader, Let’s Read! Students receive support both in class and at home so that they are successful and come away with a tremendous sense of accomplishment.

Love of Reading

This fun program will inspire your child to love books and be excited about learning to read. Each week in class, your child will listen to great books read aloud and participate in comprehension-building discussions and fun book activities like acting out the story. You’ll also receive four great picture books that your child will want to hear over and over again.

“He just took his kindergarten assessment test to see how well he’s prepared, and they were really impressed he was able to recognize all of his letters and know the sound of the letters.”

– Karina, Parent of an Entering Kindergartner

A Fun Way To Build Strong Reading Skills

This program provides a fun classroom experience led by a terrific teacher. Between weekly classes, your child will enjoy completing interactive online lessons that will motivate him or her to start reading.

This exceptional summer program will make a big difference in your child’s reading development

Our top-rated Reading Skills Program teaches children how to read and inspires them to love books and reading:

Phonics

Through step-by-step instruction, children learn how to recognize letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make, sound out simple words, and read short sentences. Your child will build phonics skills through in-class instruction and fun online lessons featuring the reading superhero Bookman.

Sight Words

Recognizing common words like “the” and “is” by sight makes learning to read much easier and provides a big boost in confidence. During the program, your child will learn sight words through direct instruction from the teacher and engaging online lessons and games at home.

Begin to Read

Your child will be thrilled to sound out words and read short sentences in our wonderful phonics reader, Let’s Read! Students receive support both in class and at home so that they are successful and come away with a tremendous sense of accomplishment.

Love of Reading

This fun program will inspire your child to love books and be excited about learning to read. Each week in class, your child will listen to great books read aloud and participate in comprehension-building discussions and fun book activities like acting out the story. You’ll also receive four great picture books that your child will want to hear over and over again.

“He just took his kindergarten assessment test to see how well he’s prepared, and they were really impressed he was able to recognize all of his letters and know the sound of the letters.”

– Karina, Parent of an Entering Kindrgartner

A Fun Way To Build Strong Reading Skills

This program provides a fun classroom experience led by a terrific teacher. Between weekly classes, your child will enjoy completing interactive online lessons that will motivate him or her to start reading.

WEEKLY CLASSES

  • From the first class, your child’s teacher will make learning new skills exciting and productive. You and your child will enjoy class and look forward to attending together week after week.
  • Every class is full of fun, teacher-led book activities and direct instruction in letter recognition, beginning phonics, and the sight words needed for early reading.
  • If you have a scheduling conflict there are options for taking a make-up class.

ONLINE LEARNING BETWEEN CLASSES

  • Between weekly classes, students complete interactive online lessons and activities. Your child will really love these engaging lessons featuring reading superhero Bookman.
  • The online lessons are effective because they promote active learning. Your child will get the practice needed to feel confident about learning to read.
  • Your child will find it fun and easy to complete the lessons independently, at his or her own 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. Your child will feel supported by the teacher and eager to participate in class.
  • The teacher will work closely with your child to ensure that he or she makes individual progress and has a wonderful, enriching experience.

AN INTEGRATED PROGRAM THAT BUILDS READING SKILLS WEEK AFTER WEEK

  • The program features wonderful books, engaging materials, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Weekly classes and online lessons ensure that your child is consistently practicing important new skills.
  • Your child will have a great experience learning to read!

By The End Of The Program, Your Child Will…

N
Learn beginning phonics and sight words
N

Read simple words and sentences

N

Be enthusiastic about books and reading

N

Feel confident about learning to read

N

BE READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN!

secure your spot in the program today

Your child will have a wonderful experience learning to read in our Reading Skills Program.

The program includes:

  • 5 engaging weekly classes that your child will enjoy
  • An experienced, dedicated teacher
  • Limited class size
  • Interactive online activities between classes
  • 4 delightful picture books for you to keep
  • Let’s Read! phonics reader

 

 

Available for students at 10 locations throughout Arizona.

Top-rated by parents:

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

Northern Arizona University 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 kindergarten 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) 451-1263.
6 am- 8 pm Mon- Fri, 6 am- 5 pm Sat, 8 am- 4 pm Sun

WEEKLY CLASSES

  • From the first class, your child’s teacher will make learning new skills exciting and productive. You and your child will enjoy class and look forward to attending together week after week.
  • Every class is full of fun, teacher-led book activities and direct instruction in letter recognition, beginning phonics, and the sight words needed for early reading.
  • If you have a scheduling conflict there are options for taking a make-up class.

ONLINE LEARNING BETWEEN CLASSES

  • Between weekly classes, students complete interactive online lessons and activities. Your child will really love these engaging lessons featuring reading superhero Bookman.
  • The online lessons are effective because they promote active learning. Your child will get the practice needed to feel confident about learning to read.
  • Your child will find it fun and easy to complete the lessons independently, at his or her own 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. Your child will feel supported by the teacher and eager to participate in class.
  • The teacher will work closely with your child to ensure that he or she makes individual progress and has a wonderful, enriching experience.

AN INTEGRATED PROGRAM THAT BUILDS READING SKILLS WEEK AFTER WEEK

  • The program features wonderful books, engaging materials, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Weekly classes and online lessons ensure that your child is consistently practicing important new skills.
  • Your child will have a great experience learning to read!

By The End Of The Program, Your Child Will…

N
Learn beginning phonics and sight words
N

Read simple words and sentences

N
Be enthusiastic about books and reading
N

Feel confident about learning to read

N

BE READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN!

secure your spot in the program today

Your child will have a wonderful experience learning to read in our Reading Skills Program.

The program includes:

  • 5 engaging weekly classes that your child will enjoy
  • An experienced, dedicated teacher
  • Limited class size
  • Interactive online activities between classes
  • 4 delightful picture books for you to keep
  • Let’s Read! phonics reader

Top-rated by parents:

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

Northern Arizona University 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 kindergarten a big success, at a lower cost than other learning programs.  

Available for students at 10 locations throughout Arizona.

Family Discount:

Take $30 off for each additional student you enroll

For more information, or to enroll by phone, call 1 (800) 451-1263.
6 am- 8 pm Mon- Fri, 6 am- 5 pm Sat, 8 am- 4 pm Sun

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Reading Skills Program right for my child?

All 4 year-olds and entering kindergartners benefit from developing beginning reading skills. In class, the teacher provides guidance for each child and shows parents how to support reading development. Every child makes progress during the program.

What happens in class?

Weekly classes are led by trained, enthusiastic teachers. You’ll attend all classes with your child. Every class includes phonics and sight word instruction, games, reading aloud, comprehension-building discussions, and enrichment activities in great picture books. Your teacher will work individually with your child to develop his or her skills.

What will my child do at home between classes?

Between classes, your child will complete four sessions of online lessons and activities, including phonics and sight word lessons and reading enrichment activities. Interactive online lessons are easy for children to follow and complete on their own.

Can I attend class with my child?

You’ll attend all classes with your child and learn easy and fun ways to support your child’s reading development. Parents enjoy attending class and learning helpful reading techniques they can use at home.

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 children have a great experience, we cap enrollment at a maximum of 18 students. Your child will get personal attention from the teacher and have a chance to actively participate in group 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 to local families at a lower cost than other learning programs. During this affordable program, your child will 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 as a community service to families at 10 locations throughout Arizona 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!