Reading Skills Program

Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults

Offered this summer at the University of Bridgeport in Waterbury.

Program for 4 year olds and Kindergartners

Learn to Read~Phonics~Sight words

In this fun summer program, your child will learn to read. Children learn letter recognition, beginning phonics, and easy sight words. Your child will learn to read simple words and short sentences and will be excited about books and reading.

Program for Entering 1st Graders

Phonics~Sight Words~Fluency~Comprehension

In this fun summer program, your child will learn to read independently.Children learn phonics and sight words, build fluency and comprehension, and develop a love for reading and books. Your child will be excited about reading and get off to a great start in Grade 1!

Program for Entering 2nd Graders~Program for Entering 3rd Graders

Phonics~Fluency~Comprehension

In these fun summer programs, your child will become a strong, fluent reader. Children build solid phonics and long word decoding skills and develop reading fluency and excellent comprehension. Your child will gain confidence, be excited about books and reading, and get off to a great start in school next year. 

Program for Entering 4th Graders~Program for Entering 5th Graders

Comprehension~Fiction & Non-Fiction~Textbook Skills

In these fun and effective programs, your child will become a skilled, enthusiastic reader. Students develop strong comprehension skills in fiction, non-fiction and textbooks. They build long word decoding skills, and learn to read more fluently and rapidly. Your child will complete homework more quickly and easily, be more successful in school, and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Program for Entering 6-8th Graders~Program for Entering 9th-11th Graders

Speed Reading~Comprehension~Textbook Skills

In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension and learn to read twice as fast. Students learn the best way to take notes, study for tests, and read fiction, non-fiction,and textbooks. Your student will complete homework more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

For Adults~Entering 12th Graders~and College Students

Speed Reading for Work, School and Pleasure

Transform your reading skills with our speed reading program! You will learn to read twice as fast in difficult material, such as textbooks and other challenging non-fiction, and triple your speed in easier reading. The comprehension, concentration, and retention techniques you learn will enable you to save time and get more out of everything you read.

These popular summer programs are taught by skilled instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered by the University of Bridgeport, School of Professional Studies. 
To register or receive more information call 1-800-964-8595, Monday-Friday, 8 am to 10 pm; Saturday, 8 am -7 pm; and Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; or visit www.bridgeport.readingprograms.org. We encourage you to register early as class size is limited. 

Schedule of Classes

 Choose the grade your child will enter in Fall 2018, 
 All programs meet once per week.
 Waterbury: University of Bridgeport, Waterbury Center, 84 Progress Lane
 
 4 yr. old and K: Friday, July 27-August 24th, 10 am-11 am.
1st Grade: Friday, July 27-August 24th, 11:30 am-1:15 pm.
2nd Grade: Friday, July 27-August 24th, 2 pm-3:45 pm
3rd Grade, Wednesday, July 25-August 22, 9:30 am-11:15 am
4th Grade, Wednesday, July 25-August 22, 11:45 am-1:45 pm
5th Grade, Wednesday, July 25-August 22, 2:30 pm-4:30 pm
6th - 8th Grade: Tuesday, July 24-August 21, 1:30-3:30 pm 
9th-11th Grade: Tuesday, July 24-August 21, 4 pm-6 pm
12th Grade and Adults: Tuesday, July 24-August 21, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm