Make 3rd Grade A
BIG SUCCESS!

Make 3rd Grade a

BIG SUCCESS!

Summer Reading Skills Program for Entering 3rd Graders

Entering 3rd graders who sharpen reading skills during the summer have a real advantage. They gain months of progress and get a jump start on 3rd 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 3rd graders who sharpen reading skills during the summer have a real advantage. They gain months of progress and get a jump start on 3rd 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 3rd graders want to know,

“How Can I Make Sure That My Child…”

“Reads regularly during the summer?”
“Is enthusiastic about books and reading?”
“Knows how to read long, unfamiliar words?”

“Reads fluently, with strong comprehension?”

“Is ready for the first day of school?”

Our Summer Reading Skills Program Provides Answers For Families Like Yours

McHenry County College, Continuing Education is proud to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program as a community service to families throughout Crystal Lake. Since 1995, 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.

“Her confidence before the program was pretty shaky. Now, she’s willing to just jump right in and start sounding out various parts of the words. Her confidence level is growing tremendously and now she’s able to read pretty smoothly through sentences that she was never able to do before.”

– Kurt, Parent of an Entering 3rd Grader

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

Our top-rated Summer Reading Skills Program inspires kids to love books and teaches 3rd graders the skills they need to succeed:

Long-Word Decoding

Students learn to read multi-syllable words easily and accurately through in-class activities and fun online lessons tailored to their skill level. Kids love this part of the program because it helps them read the many long words they’ll encounter every day in 3rd grade.

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Fluency

In this program, your child will learn to read more smoothly, easily, and accurately. In class, teachers lead fluency training exercises. Students also practice fluent reading at home in engaging interactive lessons. Reading fluently leads to stronger comprehension and greater enjoyment.

Comprehension

Your child will learn to follow story structure, plot, and character development through lively guided discussions in class, and interactive online lessons and quizzes at home. Strong comprehension makes reading fun and rewarding.

Independent Reading

The most important thing your child can do to prepare for next year is read a lot. During this program, your child will read seven wonderful chapter books, including four take-home books that are yours to keep. Reading these books provides great skills practice, promotes a lifelong love of reading, and ensures a big head start on 3rd grade.

“His motivation has skyrocketed. He’s asking for a book a week.”

– Louie, Parent of an Entering 3rd Grader

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 improve skills, confidence, and motivation.

WEEKLY CLASSES

  • From the first class, your child’s teacher will make learning new skills productive and exciting. Your child will really enjoy class and look forward to attending week after week.
  • Every class is full of independent reading, engaging group discussions, direct instruction in reading comprehension and fluency, and fun activities and games to build long-word decoding 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 online lessons tailored to their reading level. These fun, interactive lessons will boost your child’s skills and confidence.
  • The online lessons are effective because they promote active learning. Your child will get the practice needed to master new skills and succeed in 3rd grade and beyond.
  • Your child can complete the lessons independently on his or her 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. 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, effective materials, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Weekly classes and online lessons ensure that your child is consistently reading and practicing important skills throughout the summer.
  • Your child will have a wonderful experience and make great progress!

By The End Of The Program, Your Child Will…

N

Read multi-syllable words with ease

N

Develop reading fluency

N

Have stronger reading comprehension

N

Read seven wonderful chapter books

N

Build enthusiasm for books and reading

N

BE READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF 3RD 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:

  • 5 engaging weekly classes that your child will enjoy
  • An experienced, dedicated teacher
  • Limited class size
  • Interactive online lessons between classes
  • 4 delightful chapter books for you to keep

 

 

Available for students throughout Crystal Lake.

Top-rated by parents:

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

McHenry County College, Continuing Education 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 3rd grade 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

Parents of entering 3rd graders want to know,

“How Can I Make Sure That My Child…”

“Reads regularly during the summer?”
“Is enthusiastic about books and reading?”
“Knows how to read long, unfamiliar words?”

“Reads fluently, with strong comprehension?”

“Is ready for the first day of school?”

Our Summer Reading Skills Program Provides Answers For Families Like Yours

McHenry County College, Continuing Education is proud to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program as a community service to families throughout Crystal Lake. Since 1995, 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.

“Her confidence before the program was pretty shaky. Now, she’s willing to just jump right in and start sounding out various parts of the words. Her confidence level is growing tremendously and now she’s able to read pretty smoothly through sentences that she was never able to do before.”

– Kurt, Parent of an Entering 3rd Grader

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

Our top-rated Summer Reading Skills Program inspires kids to love books and teaches 3rd graders the skills they need to succeed:

Long-Word Decoding

Students learn to read multi-syllable words easily and accurately through in-class activities and fun online lessons tailored to their skill level. Kids love this part of the program because it helps them read the many long words they’ll encounter every day in 3rd grade.

v

Fluency

In this program, your child will learn to read more smoothly, easily, and accurately. In class, teachers lead fluency training exercises. Students also practice fluent reading at home in engaging interactive lessons. Reading fluently leads to stronger comprehension and greater enjoyment.

Comprehension

Your child will learn to follow story structure, plot, and character development through lively guided discussions in class, and interactive online lessons and quizzes at home. Strong comprehension makes reading fun and rewarding.

Independent Reading

The most important thing your child can do to prepare for next year is read a lot. During this program, your child will read seven wonderful chapter books, including four take-home books that are yours to keep. Reading these books provides great skills practice, promotes a lifelong love of reading, and ensures a big head start on 3rd grade.

“His motivation has skyrocketed. He’s asking for a book a week.”

– Louie, Parent of an Entering 3rd Grader

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 improve skills, confidence, and motivation.

WEEKLY CLASSES

  • From the first class, your child’s teacher will make learning new skills productive and exciting. Your child will really enjoy class and look forward to attending week after week.
  • Every class is full of independent reading, engaging group discussions, direct instruction in reading comprehension and fluency, and fun activities and games to build long-word decoding 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 online lessons tailored to their reading level. These fun, interactive lessons will boost your child’s skills and confidence.
  • The online lessons are effective because they promote active learning. Your child will get the practice needed to master new skills and succeed in 3rd grade and beyond.
  • Your child can complete the lessons independently on his or her 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. 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, effective materials, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Weekly classes and online lessons ensure that your child is consistently reading and practicing important skills throughout the summer.
  • Your child will have a wonderful experience and make great progress!

By The End Of The Program, Your Child Will…

N

Read multi-syllable words with ease

N

Develop reading fluency

N

Have stronger reading comprehension

N

Read seven wonderful chapter books

N

Build enthusiasm for books and reading

N

BE READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF 3RD 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:

  • 5 engaging weekly classes that your child will enjoy
  • An experienced, dedicated teacher
  • Limited class size
  • Interactive online lessons between classes
  • 4 delightful chapter books for you to keep

Top-rated by parents:

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

McHenry County College, Continuing Education 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 3rd grade a big success, at a lower cost than other learning programs.  

Available for students throughout Crystal Lake.

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 Summer Reading Skills Program right for my child?

All entering 3rd graders benefit from improving their reading skills over the summer. In class, the teacher provides support and guidance for each student. Interactive online lessons are tailored to each child’s skill level and needs. Every student makes progress during the program.

What happens in class?

Weekly classes are led by trained, enthusiastic teachers. Every class includes independent reading and comprehension-building discussions, fluency training, and games and activities to build long-word decoding skills. 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 independent reading assignments and interactive online lessons at the correct reading level. Lessons cover skills like long-word decoding, fluency, and comprehension. 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?

Our program combines weekly classes with interactive online lessons between classes.  The classroom instruction is appropriate for all entering 3rd graders, while the 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 online lessons to help him or her grow as a reader.

Use the following guidelines to determine which reading level is right for your child’s online lessons:

Weak Reader — Your child has struggled with reading in 2nd grade and experiences frustration while reading.

Average Reader — Your child has been on track with reading in 2nd grade.

Strong Reader — Your child has been very successful with reading in 2nd grade.

Can I attend class with my child?
Parents are welcome to attend all or part of any class with their child, but are not required to do so. Many parents enjoy observing the classes.
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 20 students. Your child will 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, 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 in Crystal Lake 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!