Purdue University Fort Wayne, Division of Continuing Studies, is proud to partner with the Institute of Reading Development to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program to families throughout the Fort Wayne area. Since 2004, the 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.
In the programs for children (4-year-olds through 5th grade), students have fun while learning phonics and word-attack skills, building fluency and comprehension, and becoming confident readers. Your child will be excited about books and reading and get off to a great start in the upcoming school year.
In the programs for adolescents (6th grade and up), students improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction while doubling their reading speed. Students get better grades in school by learning the best way to read and study textbooks, take notes, and study for tests.
The focus of the adult program (12th grade through adult) is to improve reading efficiency. To that end, eye-tracking exercises, retention techniques and systematic analytical approaches are taught.
For more information and to register, call The Institute for Reading Development at 1-800-964-8888.
For more information on program content by age group, click on the following links:
4-year-olds to Entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st Graders
Entering 2nd Graders
Entering 3rd Graders
Entering 4th or 5th Graders
Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
Entering 9th, 10th or 11th Graders
Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults