This program was a huge help to my daughter's reading skills. Prior to the class she was struggling with her reading and her comprehension. The class exceeded my expectations. She is now a more fluent reader and is enjoying to read!
Review by Colette Laanstra1 month ago
This learning experience was a very engaging and fun way for our struggling son to enjoy reading. His teacher was very adapt at getting the kids to explore the plot of the books, have them verbally express what they thought about the book, etc. My son was happy with the books that were used for the reading and writing course in the program. The videos that accompanied the learning process were also very informative and fun as well. I would highly recommend this course if you are interested in helping your child enjoy reading and improving their reading comprehension and writing skills.
Review by Otley2 months ago
A great program that helps you rediscover the joy of reading and gives you a game plan for tackling those dense text books as well as other tough articles.
Review by Fankston2 months ago
My grandson was exposed to a variety of books, not the usual subject matter he might choose on his own. However, I felt that the books increased in difficulty too soon, not a gradual progression. But my grandson is a struggling reader, so that may have been a factor too.
Review by Lynnmconnor2 months ago
When I first called to find out more info on the program I spoke at length of my child’s extreme shyness and social stress. I was assured and actually guaranteed that she would gain confidence and be a reader by the end. Neither happened.
I felt like you got her enrolled and collected your fee and that is where your involvement and dedication ended.
Review by Seer Lazoroski2 months ago
I have seen my five year old son become much more comfortable learning to read. This is his second year completing the summer reading program and I am so happy with his progress. He was unable to start kindergarten until this year because of his birthday but just two weeks after he started he was moved into a first grade classroom. I know that a big part of this change has to do with his reading comprehension and skills! Thanks to the summer reading program, my son has learned reading appropriate to his level and I have learned to support them.
Review by Adlsak2 months ago
My grandchild participated in the live summer camp. Not really sure how much she gained from this program but decided to continue with the on-line10 week program held during the school year. Phoned to ask a question regarding enrollment and changing classes. The woman who answered was rather condescending. After explaining my situation and asking if we could switch classes prior to the course beginning, she finally said -"I don't know what you're asking" or something to that effect. Her attitude and tone left much to be desired. I had to point out to her that the schedule was for different days and times and we needed to take into consideration our work schedule, our child's progress in school, etc. If the classes were all held on the same day at the same time it would be a no brainer.
Review by Redaptive Koenen2 months ago
My daughter is in the second grade and has been actively participating with the Institute of Reading for over a year. She wanted to be challenged and she has completed the third grade reading program this summer. She did great. She has a passion for reading and she has done amazing in school. The online program has helped her with her fluency and comprehension. I am ecstatic with the results. This program has been so beneficial for my daughter!
Review by Djulia Sourbah2 months ago
My son learned so many simple skills and became a confident beginner reader. I learned so many valuable and simple skills and ideas on how to support my children as they learn to read. This program was definitely worth the investment. He is now blending words and reading simple books. We have also continued reviewing the sight words learned during the program as well as adding now that he has started kindergarten.
Review by Jakovljevic Hoelle2 months ago
I was a little doubtful once a week and some online work would make a big difference for my struggling reader, but I saw a significant difference in her confidence and reading skills. It was a great boost to prep her for second grade.
Review by Durpar2 months ago
I would highly recommend this program for that extra push in helping our little one fall in love again with reading.
Review by Tajinderpal2 months ago
Great experience for my 10 year old
Review by Fozlou2 months ago
This program was a great way to learn techniques parents can use to support children learning to read, a great way to continue formal learning of reading during the summer, and fun with a variety of books and activities.
Review by Donnelly2 months ago
I would recommend this reading program to parents. The sessions helped prepare my child for the upcoming school year. The sessions also helped me, the parent, with tips on how I can assist my child become a stronger reader.
Review by Dilhara2 months ago
This program really works! My daughter is one of the top readers of her class but what’s more important, she loves to read! Which I hope stays with her for the rest of her life.
Review by Demuylder2 months ago
The sumer classes are very helpful for every kid, I definitely recomend to parents to send their children to sumer school even if it is only one day por week that is very helpful to motivate them to be better readers. We will do again next year.
Review by Newscarver Rzepecka2 months ago
Very educational and helpful! Great teaching. I improved my reading speed and comprehension significantly.
Review by Holmgeir2 months ago
I had 2 students 4th and 6th grade in the summer reading program. This was a new program for us. I believe with practice and being consistent in going over the lessons and skills taught my students will improve. The writing and how to read textbook portions were really impressive lessons that I wish I had in school. My son enjoyed and will benefit from the speed reading skill.
Review by Urthemiel2 months ago
A great program for 5 and 6yo’s, the program is dynamic, and lessons on line are a very great resource.
Review by DalesFolk2 months ago
The books chosen to read were appropriate (reading-wise) and enjoyable. The helper-lady created an upbeat atmosphere. Wordy and Bookman were fun, helpful, and easy to follow. The quizzes, games, etc. were pretty fun to complete as well. Overall, it has been a huge boost in he reading development.
Review by Shibbir2 months ago
This class helped my daughter prepare to be an effective reader and proficient writer entering into the 7th grade!!
Review by Metariat2 months ago
My granddaughter Laylah U. Pope enjoyed learning new words and participating with the story books. She really enjoyed the teacher picking her when she raised her hand to answer a question.
Review by HellsWench2 months ago
Complete waste of $371! Parents don't waste your money on this program! My son did not gain any help at all from the summer reading program. My son was struggling with reading comprehension and writing and the person on the phone from the program assured me that this program would help improve his reading comprehension and help him read more fluently and rapidly, and become a stronger and more confident writer. None of this resulted from this program unfortunately! I should have read the reviews online before signing up because, they describe completely the same situation and class style that my son later on described to me. First of all , there are too many kids in the class for your child to get the one on one attention that you supposedly pay for. The majority of the time in class they are reading silently which they can do at home obviously! No real interactive and engaging discussions on the books. Most of the questions in the workbook that are for in class activities were not even discussed or filled out! I tried to reach out to supervisor for a refund and only offered $65 back which is unacceptable! I will definitely not be recommending this program to any one else.
Review by CustomerLorretta2 months ago
Very very helpful program for my daughter
Review by Gopichand Quillao2 months ago
This was definitely a beneficial program, considering my reading speed went from 100 words per minute, to 350 WPM. The class was not dreadful and the discussions and readings were quite interesting in my opinion. I recommend this program to anyone who hates or loves reading. If you hate it you will find a new hope in reading as if you were young again. If you love it, you will certainly love it even more.