Help Your High Schooler Grow as a Reader

THIS FALL

LITERATURE PROGRAM
FOR 10th-11th GRADERS

Help Your High Schooler
Grow As A Reader

THIS FALL

Literature Program
For 10th-11th Graders

Great Experiences with Great Books Make a BIG DIFFERENCE

Our exceptional Literature Program turns students into successful, lifelong readers who love great books.

Great Experiences with Great Books Make A

BIG DIFFERENCE

Our exceptional Literature Program turns students into successful, lifelong readers who love great books.

Having great experiences in great books will motivate your high schooler to read more and more. Successfully reading the best books ever written builds confidence and skills, so reading is enjoyable and effortless.

Reading and discussing great books will prepare your son or daughter to handle even the most challenging reading for school. Reading regularly develops strong comprehension and an extensive vocabulary.

Exploring rich meaning in great books will positively shape your high schooler’s character and worldview. Students make connections between what they read and their own lives, and feel inspired to lead a life of integrity and purpose.

Parents of high schoolers often wonder

How Can I Make Sure That My Son or Daughter…

Reads challenging, inspiring works of literature?

Understands the deeper meaning of books?

Finds enough time and motivation to read for pleasure?

Has a wonderful experience reading books?

Parents of high schoolers often wonder

How Can I Make Sure That My Son or Daughter…

Reads challenging, inspiring works of literature?

Understands the deeper meaning of books?

Finds enough time and motivation to read for pleasure?

Has a wonderful experience reading books?

Parents of high schoolers often wonder

How Can I Make Sure That My Son or Daughter…

Reads challenging, inspiring works of literature?

Understands the deeper meaning of books?

Finds enough time and motivation to read for pleasure?

Has a wonderful experience reading books?

Our Literature Program will help your 10th or 11th grader read, understand & enjoy the best books week after week

Our Literature Program will help your 10th or 11th grader read, understand & enjoy the best books week after week

In our remarkable program, students read some of the best books ever written and meet weekly for thought-provoking class discussions. Your son or daughter will get excited about discussing the program books with other high school students under the guidance of an expert teacher.

Through 12 weeks of reading, discussion, and reflection your high schooler will discover the important place books can have in his or her life. Reading and discussing great books helps students to better understand the world and what it means to be a human being in it.

In our remarkable program, students read some of the best books ever written and meet weekly for thought-provoking class discussions. Your son or daughter will get excited about discussing the program books with other high school students under the guidance of an expert teacher.

Through 12 weeks of reading, discussion, and reflection your high schooler will discover the important place books can have in his or her life. Reading and discussing great books helps students to better understand the world and what it means to be a human being in it.

In our remarkable program, students read some of the best books ever written and meet weekly for thought-provoking class discussions. Your son or daughter will get excited about discussing the program books with other high school students under the guidance of an expert teacher.

Through 12 weeks of reading, discussion, and reflection your high schooler will discover the important place books can have in his or her life. Reading and discussing great books helps students to better understand the world and what it means to be a human being in it.

Our Literature Program will help your child read, understand & enjoy the best books week after week.

POSITIVE, SUCCESSFUL READING EXPERIENCES

IT ALL STARTS WITH GREAT BOOKS

Your son or daughter will benefit from reading and discussing deeply engaging works with true literary merit. That’s why we carefully select timeless books with a rich and vibrant sense of life for the Literature Program.

Students in the fall program read two of the greatest works ever written. These outstanding books feature compelling characters and intriguing stories with the power to engage students’ minds and hearts.

IMPROVED READING SKILLS

Your high schooler will become a thoughtful, engaged reader by reading regularly in great books. This experience will improve your son or daughter’s comprehension and vocabulary, and motivate him or her to read even more. Just 20-30 minutes of assigned reading two or three times per week is enough to improve skills and confidence and establish a lifelong habit of reading for pleasure.

DEEPER UNDERSTANDING

In class discussions, students explore what literature tells us about who we are and the world we live in. The teacher guides students through each program book, reinforcing comprehension and discussing deeper meaning. Your son or daughter will enjoy talking about themes such as hope, love, and perseverance in overcoming obstacles and will feel inspired to live a life of purpose.

IT ALL STARTS WITH GREAT BOOKS

Your son or daughter will benefit from reading and discussing deeply engaging works with true literary merit. That’s why we carefully select timeless books with a rich and vibrant sense of life for the Literature Program.

Students in the fall program read two of the greatest works ever written. These outstanding books feature compelling characters and intriguing stories with the power to engage students’ minds and hearts.

POSITIVE, SUCCESSFUL READING EXPERIENCES

IT ALL STARTS WITH GREAT BOOKS

Your son or daughter will benefit from reading and discussing deeply engaging works with true literary merit. That’s why we carefully select timeless books with a rich and vibrant sense of life for the Literature Program.

Students in the fall program read two of the greatest works ever written. These outstanding books feature compelling characters and intriguing stories with the power to engage students’ minds and hearts.

TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCES

Reading and discussing the program books will give your high schooler the wonderful experience of getting lost in a great book. When readers become fully absorbed in a story, the world of the book comes alive. This thrilling experience allows students to recognize themselves in the characters and make connections between their own lives and the book.

Absorption deepens reading comprehension and, more importantly, it makes reading enjoyable and rewarding! Your 10th or 11th grader will learn to see books as a source of knowledge, pleasure, and inspiration, and he or she will want to get absorbed in great books again and again.

IMPROVED READING SKILLS

Your high schooler will become a thoughtful, engaged reader by reading regularly in great books. This experience will improve your son or daughter’s comprehension and vocabulary, and motivate him or her to read even more. Just 20-30 minutes of assigned reading two or three times per week is enough to improve skills and confidence and establish a lifelong habit of reading for pleasure.

IMPROVED READING SKILLS

Your high schooler will become a thoughtful, engaged reader by reading regularly in great books. This experience will improve your son or daughter’s comprehension and vocabulary, and motivate him or her to read even more. Just 20-30 minutes of assigned reading two or three times per week is enough to improve skills and confidence and establish a lifelong habit of reading for pleasure.

DEEPER UNDERSTANDING

In class discussions, students explore what literature tells us about who we are and the world we live in. The teacher guides students through each program book, reinforcing comprehension and discussing deeper meaning. Your son or daughter will enjoy talking about themes such as hope, love, and perseverance in overcoming obstacles and will feel inspired to live a life of purpose.

TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCES

Reading and discussing the program books will give your high schooler the wonderful experience of getting lost in a great book. When readers become fully absorbed in a story, the world of the book comes alive. This thrilling experience allows students to recognize themselves in the characters and make connections between their own lives and the book.

Absorption deepens reading comprehension and, more importantly, it makes reading enjoyable and rewarding! Your 10th or 11th grader will learn to see books as a source of knowledge, pleasure, and inspiration, and he or she will want to get absorbed in great books again and again.

DEEPER UNDERSTANDING

In class discussions, students explore what literature tells us about who we are and the world we live in. The teacher guides students through each program book, reinforcing comprehension and discussing deeper meaning. Your son or daughter will enjoy talking about themes such as hope, love, and perseverance in overcoming obstacles and will feel inspired to live a life of purpose.

TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCES

Reading and discussing the program books will give your high schooler the wonderful experience of getting lost in a great book. When readers become fully absorbed in a story, the world of the book comes alive. This thrilling experience allows students to recognize themselves in the characters and make connections between their own lives and the book.

Absorption deepens reading comprehension and, more importantly, it makes reading enjoyable and rewarding! Your 10th or 11th grader will learn to see books as a source of knowledge, pleasure, and inspiration, and he or she will want to get absorbed in great books again and again.

I’m so delighted knowing that my daughter is always reading, always reading great books, understanding them and enjoying them.

 

– Jason, Parent of a 10th Grader

I’m so delighted knowing that my daughter is always reading, always reading great books, understanding them and enjoying them.

 

– Jason, Parent of a 10th Grader

INSPIRED INSTRUCTION YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER WILL LOVE

INSPIRED INSTRUCTION YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER WILL LOVE

Face-To-Face Online Classes

Each week for six weeks, your child will attend an engaging and dynamic face-to-face online class. During class, students can clearly see, hear, and speak with each other and their teacher in real time. In this exciting format children maintain excellent focus, learn essential skills, and deepen their reading comprehension.

Face-to-face online classes give students a rare opportunity to interact with other entering 4th graders while discussing the program books under the direction of a teacher. Your child’s teacher will lead activities that build reading skills by helping students recognize key story elements, such as main events, plot, character development, and setting.

All that is required to participate in the class is internet access and a computer with a webcam or a mobile device with a front-facing camera. Classes are convenient and will give you the option to observe discussions and activities whenever you like.

Face-To-Face Online Classes

Each week for twelve weeks, your high schooler will attend a dynamic face-to-face online class. During class, students can clearly see, hear, and speak with each other and their teacher in real time.

Face-to-face online classes give students a rare chance to discuss the program books with other 10th and 11th graders under the direction of a skilled, knowledgeable teacher.

The teacher helps students engage with deeper meanings in the books and make personal connections between what they read and their own lives. Class will be the highlight of your son or daughter’s week!

Enthusiastic Teacher

Literature teachers are passionate about books and excited to share the love of reading with students of all ages. Teachers are trained to give every student an enriching experience.

Our teachers know how to manage discussion so that each student is highly engaged and fully participates during live online classes. Your 10th or 11th grader will feel supported by the teacher, make great progress, and look forward to class week after week.

Face-To-Face Online Classes

Each week for twelve weeks, your high schooler will attend a dynamic face-to-face online class. During class, students can clearly see, hear, and speak with each other and their teacher in real time.

Face-to-face online classes give students a rare chance to discuss the program books with other 10th and 11th graders under the direction of a skilled, knowledgeable teacher.

The teacher helps students engage with deeper meanings in the books and make personal connections between what they read and their own lives. Class will be the highlight of your son or daughter’s week!

Face-To-Face Online Classes

Each week for twelve weeks, your high schooler will attend a dynamic face-to-face online class. During class, students can clearly see, hear, and speak with each other and their teacher in real time.

Face-to-face online classes give students a rare chance to discuss the program books with other 10th and 11th graders under the direction of a skilled, knowledgeable teacher.

The teacher helps students engage with deeper meanings in the books and make personal connections between what they read and their own lives. Class will be the highlight of your son or daughter’s week!

Enthusiastic Teacher

Literature teachers are passionate about books and excited to share the love of reading with students of all ages. Teachers are trained to give every student an enriching experience.

Our teachers know how to manage discussion so that each student is highly engaged and fully participates during live online classes. Your 10th or 11th grader will feel supported by the teacher, make great progress, and look forward to class week after week.

Enthusiastic Teacher

Literature teachers are passionate about books and excited to share the love of reading with students of all ages. Teachers are trained to give every student an enriching experience.

Our teachers know how to manage discussion so that each student is highly engaged and fully participates during live online classes. Your 10th or 11th grader will feel supported by the teacher, make great progress, and look forward to class week after week.

hear from parents

Jan, Parent of 4th Grader

Vanessa, Parent of 4th Grader

hear from 10th-11th graders & parents

hear from 10th-11th graders & parents

hear from 10th-11th graders & parents

SIX WEEKLY CLASSES

Once a week, your child will have the unique experience of discussing program books in a live-online video class with the teacher and other students. Actively talking about what they read develops students’ personal connection to the story. This builds comprehension, confidence, and enjoyment. These classes will be the highlight of your child’s week. Students have a great time in class because they can clearly see, hear, and speak with each other in real time. Class is a lot of fun!

“She was so excited to login every week to talk to her new friends from class about the books. Not only did she think the online classes were cool, but the teacher really kept her attention and interest. Her comprehension improved. She was motivated to get on the computer every single week!”

Jenny Doe

Parent of an Entering 4th Grader

Because the weekly classes occur online, they are convenient. Students can attend each class from home or even on-the-go, as long as they have a good internet connection and a device with video and audio capabilities.  If you have an unavoidable scheduling conflict there are options for taking a make-up class.

“The online class made our busy lives a lot easier and ensured that he was still learning. We went on a vacation one week and he didn’t want to miss seeing his friends in class (he loved class THAT much) so he joined in from the car using our iPad. WOW!”

Jeff Doe

Parent of an Entering 4th Grader

ENTHUSIASTIC TEACHER

Our teachers are passionate about books and excited to share the love of reading with students of all ages. For nearly 50 years, the Institute of Reading Development has trained teachers to engage with students in a variety of class settings.

These classes are productive and so much fun. I love teaching online – it really doesn’t feel different than teaching in a traditional classroom. I get to know all of my students. The kids enjoy it and they’re able to focus even more on the discussion because there aren’t physical distractions like in a traditional classroom.

First Teacher

Reading Skills Teacher

Summer Reading Skills teachers understand the importance of warm, open communication with students and parents. In addition to leading your child’s weekly live-online class, your teacher will be available to discuss your child’s progress and answer questions during the program.

I am so happy that I’ve found a way to share my love of reading with students to help them succeed, both personally and academically. Often kids who don’t like to read simply don’t understand the story, and this class provides them with the support they need to improve and feel confident.

Other Teacher

Reading Skills Teacher

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

Our fun, independent practice sessions are customized to your child’s reading level and support what students learn in live-online classes. Between weekly classes, your child can complete the independent practice at his or her own pace. The individualized, highly interactive sessions keep all students motivated and on-track throughout the program.

The practice lessons were great for my child and he was able to complete them on his own without a struggle. I found that he liked them enough that I didn’t even have to remind him to login and do his work!

Jessica Doe

Parent of an Entering 4th Grader

The sessions are simple for students to complete on their own, but technology support is available if you or your child have any questions.

“My child found it easy to do her practice sessions independently. When I asked how she was doing, she’d often tell me, “I’m already done!” and show me her progress. She was very proud of her accomplishments.”

Janice Doe

Parent of an Entering 4th Grader

Give Your High Schooler a Great Experience with Great Books This Fall

SECURE A SPOT IN THE PROGRAM TODAY! 

$20 discount for each additional student

For more information or to enroll by phone, call 1-800-903-0324.
Mon–Fri: 10am–8pm Eastern  |  7am-5pm Pacific

SECURE A SPOT IN THE PROGRAM TODAY!  

$20 discount for each additional student

For more information or to enroll by phone, call 1-800-903-0324.

Mon–Fri: 10am–8pm Eastern  |  7am–5pm Pacific

SECURE A SPOT IN THE PROGRAM TODAY!  

$20 discount for each additional student

For more information or to enroll by phone, call 1-800-903-0324.

Mon–Fri: 10am–8pm Eastern  |  7am–5pm Pacific

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We guarantee that the fall program will make a big difference in every student’s reading development. If you are not completely satisfied after your child attends the classes and completes the reading, then contact us within 30 days of your last class for a full refund. For complete terms and conditions, click here.

Florida A&M University offers the Literature Program in cooperation with the Institute of Reading Development.

For nearly 50 years, the Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to students of all ages across the United States. The Institute’s Literature Program, started in 1995, features some of the very best books ever written for young people.

Like many other colleges and universities nationwide, we are proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These programs help students become better readers and inspire a love of books and reading.

Since 2014, Florida A&M University has offered programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development.
The Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to more than two million students across the United States since 1970. Like many other colleges and universities nationwide, we are proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These programs help students become better readers at every age and inspire a love of books and reading.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We guarantee that the fall program will make a big difference in every student’s reading development. If you are not completely satisfied after your child attends the classes and completes the reading, then contact us within 30 days of your last class for a full refund. For complete terms and conditions, click here.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We guarantee that the fall program will make a big difference in every student’s reading development. If you are not completely satisfied after your child attends the classes and completes the reading, then contact us within 30 days of your last class for a full refund. For complete terms and conditions, click here.

Institute of Reading DevelopmentFlorida A&M University offers the Literature Program in cooperation with the Institute of Reading Development.

For nearly 50 years, the Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to students of all ages across the United States. The Institute’s Literature Program, started in 1995, features some of the very best books ever written for young people.

Like many other colleges and universities nationwide, we are proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These programs help students become better readers and inspire a love of books and reading.

Florida A&M University offers the Literature Program in cooperation with the Institute of Reading Development.

For nearly 50 years, the Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to students of all ages across the United States. The Institute’s Literature Program, started in 1995, features some of the very best books ever written for young people.

Like many other colleges and universities nationwide, we are proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These programs help students become better readers at every age and inspire a love of books and reading.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the Literature Program effective for all students?

All high schoolers benefit from improving their reading skills in great books and getting in the habit of reading books for pleasure. During class, the teacher provides plenty of support and guidance for all students, whether they are strong readers or struggling readers, outgoing or shy. The program is a fun, meaningful experience for students.

What happens during the live online classes?

Live online classes take place once per week and last for an hour. Each class is led by a trained, enthusiastic teacher. Students can see, hear, and interact with each other and the teacher in real time. Every class includes comprehension-building discussions about the program books. Class is engaging, positive, and productive – it will be the highlight of your high schooler’s week!

What kind of internet access do I need to participate in the program?
A broadband internet connection with a common provider will work fine. (Prior to the start of live online classes, you’ll receive an email with setup and login instructions and a link to join the class.)
What kind of computer or equipment do I need for the live online classes?

To participate in live online classes, you will need access to a computer (Mac or PC) or tablet (Apple or Android) with working web camera, speakers, and microphone. We do not currently support Kindle or Chromebook. While it is possible to access class on an Apple or Android mobile phone, we recommend using a device with a larger screen for the best class experience.

Is there any homework in this program?

Between weekly classes, students complete an independent reading assignment. Each assignment can be completed in two days if a student reads for 20-30 minutes per day. This amount of reading can easily fit into your family’s busy schedule.

Is it possible to make up missed classes?
Yes, in the event of a scheduling conflict, you’ll have the option to take a make-up class. You can contact customer support to schedule a live online make-up class at another time or with another teacher.
What is the class size?

To ensure that all students have a great experience, we cap enrollment at a maximum of 20 students. Students get personal attention from the teacher and have a chance to actively participate in class discussions.

How much does the program cost?
For details about programs offered in your area, please click here.
Is there a discount for enrolling more than one student in the program?

Yes. Programs are available for students in most grades, so we encourage you to sign up all of the students in your family. After you enroll one student, you will receive a $20 discount for each additional student you enroll. This discount only applies to family members at the same mailing address.

What is the Institute of Reading Development?
A leader in reading instruction since 1970, the Institute provides reading development programs through colleges, universities, and other non-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.readingprograms.org.

LITERATURE PROGRAMS

GREAT BOOKS, GREAT EXPERIENCES

LITERATURE PROGRAMS

GREAT BOOKS, GREAT EXPERIENCES