Make Next Year a

BIG SUCCESS!

Make Next Year A
BIG SUCCESS!

Speed Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program for Entering 6th-8th Graders

Entering 6th-8th graders who sharpen skills during the summer have a real advantage. They improve their reading speed and comprehension, and become stronger writers and better students. They start the new school year with tools they need to succeed with every academic challenge.

Summer is the key opportunity to develop reading, writing & study skills for the upcoming school year.

Entering 6th-8th graders who sharpen skills during the summer have a real advantage. They improve their reading speed and comprehension, and become stronger writers and better students. They start the new school year with tools they need to succeed with every academic challenge.

Summer is the key opportunity to develop reading, writing & study skills for the upcoming school year.

Parents of entering 6th-8th graders want to know,

“How Can I Make Sure That My Middle Schooler…”

“Reads fast enough to keep up with assignments?”

“Understands and remembers what he or she reads?”

“Is successful as a writer?”

“Studies effectively and gets better grades?”

“Reads regularly during the summer?”

“Is ready for the first day of school?”

Parents of entering 6th-8th graders want to know,

“How Can I Make Sure That My Middle Schooler…”

“Reads fast enough to keep up with assignments?”

“Understands and remembers what he or she reads?”

“Is successful as a writer?”

“Studies effectively and gets better grades?”

“Reads regularly during the summer?”

“Is ready for the first day of school?”

Our Speed Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program Provides Answers For Families Like Yours

Nebraska Wesleyan University is proud to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program. Since 2017, 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.

Our Summer Reading & Writing Skills Program Provides Answers For Families Like Yours

Nebraska Wesleyan University is proud to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program. Since 2017, 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.

“I’ve gotten a lot faster and if someone asks me what happened in the chapter, I can remember all of it without having to look back in the book.”

– Mariah, Entering 6th Grader

“I’ve gotten a lot faster and if someone asks me what happened in the chapter, I can remember all of it without having to look back in the book.”

– Mariah, Entering 6th Grader

Your son or daughter will double reading speed, improve comprehension & become a skilled, confident writer

Our top-rated Speed Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program increases reading speed, improves comprehension, teaches valuable writing and study skills, and inspires students to read more:

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Double Reading Speed

Students in this program double their reading speed. Reading faster improves concentration and comprehension, allowing students to focus more clearly on content. As a result, your son or daughter will enjoy reading more and complete schoolwork quickly and easily.

Build Comprehension

Your middle schooler will build comprehension skills in a classic novel. Students learn to track story structure, plot, and character development through lively class discussions and online lessons and quizzes. Reading this novel with good comprehension will have big payoffs in school performance.

Become A Stronger Writer

Students learn how to write clear, well-crafted sentences and well-organized paragraphs during this program. They also learn to recognize and avoid common errors that often trip up middle-school writers. Your son or daughter will come away feeling more confident and prepared to succeed with writing.

Read & Study Textbooks

Students learn strategies for reading and studying middle-school level textbooks and other nonfiction. Students also learn how to take effective notes. By building these skills, your son or daughter will develop confidence and a greater sense of control over school assignments.

Enjoy Reading More

During this program, students read and discuss a classic novel. Gains in speed and comprehension make reading effortless and enjoyable, allowing students to become completely absorbed in the books they read. As a result, your son or daughter will become a stronger, more enthusiastic reader who is better able to read and comprehend content from all school subjects.

Your son or daughter will double reading speed, improve comprehension & become a skilled, confident writer

Our top-rated Speed Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program increases reading speed, improves comprehension, teaches valuable writing and study skills, and inspires students to read more:

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Double Reading Speed

Students in this program double their reading speed. Reading faster improves concentration and comprehension, allowing students to focus more clearly on content. As a result, your son or daughter will enjoy reading more and complete schoolwork quickly and easily.

Build Comprehension

Your middle schooler will build comprehension skills in a classic novel. Students learn to track story structure, plot, and character development through lively class discussions and online lessons and quizzes. Reading this novel with good comprehension will have big payoffs in school performance.

Become A Stronger Writer

Students learn how to write clear, well-crafted sentences and well-organized paragraphs during this program. They also learn to recognize and avoid common errors that often trip up middle-school writers. Your son or daughter will come away feeling more confident and prepared to succeed with writing.

Read & Study Textbooks

Students learn strategies for reading and studying middle-school level textbooks and other nonfiction. Students also learn how to take effective notes. By building these skills, your son or daughter will develop confidence and a greater sense of control over school assignments.

Enjoy Reading More

During this program, students read and discuss a classic novel. Gains in speed and comprehension make reading effortless and enjoyable, allowing students to become completely absorbed in the books they read. As a result, your son or daughter will become a stronger, more enthusiastic reader who is better able to read and comprehend content from all school subjects.

“I was really happy to see that not only is he reading faster, but he’s able to understand what he’s reading. More importantly, he’s enjoying reading. That was huge.”

– Nina, Parent of an Entering 7th Grader

“I was really happy to see that not only is he reading faster, but he’s able to understand what he’s reading. More importantly, he’s enjoying reading. That was huge.”

– Nina, Parent of an Entering 7th Grader

A Fun Way To Build Essential Skills

This program includes fun online classes led by a terrific teacher. Between weekly classes, your son or daughter will enjoy completing interactive online lessons that improve skills, confidence, and motivation.

FACE-TO-FACE ONLINE CLASSES

  • Each week for five weeks, your son or daughter 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 middle schoolers maintain excellent focus, learn essential skills, and deepen their reading comprehension.
  • 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. 

LEARNING BETWEEN CLASSES

  • Between weekly classes, students complete enjoyable, interactive lessons that boost skills and confidence.
  • These lessons provide speed reading practice, comprehension support, and textbook and nonfiction instruction.
  • Middle schoolers can complete the lessons on their 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. Students will feel supported by the teacher and eager to participate in class.
  • The teacher will work closely with your middle schooler to ensure that he or she makes individual progress and has a successful, enriching experience.

AN INTEGRATED PROGRAM THAT BUILDS SKILLS WEEK AFTER WEEK

  • The program features a wonderful novel, effective materials, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Weekly classes and online lessons ensure that your middle schooler is consistently reading, writing, and practicing important skills throughout the summer.
  • Your son or daughter will have an enjoyable experience and make great progress!

A Fun Way To Build Essential Skills

This program includes fun online classes led by a terrific teacher. Between weekly classes, your son or daughter will enjoy completing interactive online lessons that improve skills, confidence, and motivation.

FACE-TO-FACE ONLINE CLASSES

  • Each week for five weeks, your son or daughter 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 middle schoolers maintain excellent focus, learn essential skills, and deepen their reading comprehension.
  • 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. 

LEARNING BETWEEN CLASSES

  • Between weekly classes, students complete enjoyable, interactive lessons that boost skills and confidence.
  • These lessons provide speed reading practice, comprehension support, and textbook and nonfiction instruction.
  • Middle schoolers can complete the lessons on their 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. Students will feel supported by the teacher and eager to participate in class.
  • The teacher will work closely with your middle schooler to ensure that he or she makes individual progress and has a successful, enriching experience.

AN INTEGRATED PROGRAM THAT BUILDS SKILLS WEEK AFTER WEEK

  • The program features a wonderful novel, effective materials, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Weekly classes and online lessons ensure that your middle schooler is consistently reading, writing, and practicing important skills throughout the summer.
  • Your son or daughter will have an enjoyable experience and make great progress!

By The End Of The Program, Students Will…

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Double reading speed

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Improve comprehension in fiction and nonfiction

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Become stronger, more confident writers

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Learn to read, study, and take notes in textbooks

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Read a great novel

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BE READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

By The End Of The Program, Students Will…

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Double reading speed

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Improve comprehension in fiction and nonfiction

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Become stronger, more confident writers

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Learn to read, study, and take notes in textbooks

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Read a great novel

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BE READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

secure your spot in the program today

Your middle schooler will have an enjoyable experience in our Speed Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program and make great progress.

The program includes:

  • 5 engaging face-to-face online classes
  • An experienced, dedicated teacher
  • Limited class size
  • Interactive skills lessons between classes
  • A classic novel
  • Textbook and nonfiction reader

Top-rated by parents:

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

Nebraska Wesleyan 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, writing, and study skills to make middle school a big success, at a lower cost than other learning programs.  

Family Discount:

Take $20 off for each additional student you enroll

For more information, or to enroll by phone, call 1 (800) 903-2173.
Mon–Fri: 8am–10pm  |  Sat: 8am–7pm  |  Sun: 9am–7pm

secure your spot in the program today

Your middle schooler will have an enjoyable experience in our Speed Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program and make great progress.

The program includes:

  • 5 engaging face-to-face online classes
  • An experienced, dedicated teacher
  • Limited class size
  • Interactive skills lessons between classes
  • A classic novel
  • Textbook and nonfiction reader

Top-rated by parents:

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

Nebraska Wesleyan 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, writing, and study skills to make middle school a big success, at a lower cost than other learning programs.  

Family Discount:

Take $20 off for each additional student you enroll

For more information, or to enroll by phone, call 1 (800) 903-2173.
Mon–Fri: 8am–10pm  |  Sat: 8am–7pm  |  Sun: 9am–7pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Speed Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program effective for all students?

All entering 6th-8th graders benefit from improving their reading speed, comprehension, writing, and study skills over the summer. During live online classes, the teacher provides personal support and guidance for each student. Every student makes progress during the program.

What happens during the live online classes?

Each live online class lasts for an hour and a half. These weekly classes are led by trained, enthusiastic teachers. Every class includes independent reading, lively group discussions, and direct instruction in improving reading speed and comprehension. Classes are engaging, positive, and productive for students.

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, your child will need access to a computer (Mac or PC), Chromebook, or tablet (Apple or Android) with working web camera, speakers, and microphone. We do not currently support Kindle. 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 classes, students complete independent reading assignments and interactive skills lessons. These enjoyable, interactive lessons include speed reading practice, comprehension support, textbook and nonfiction instruction, and writing instruction and practice.

Is it possible to make up missed classes?

Yes. In the event of a scheduling conflict, you’ll have the option to take a live online make-up class at another time or with another teacher. Enroll now in the class 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 26 students. Students get personal attention from the teacher and have a chance to actively participate in class 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 $20 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 $30 re-enrollment discount.

What is the Institute of Reading Development?

We offer the Summer Reading Skills Program 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!