Lifelong Learning

Reading Programs for Children & Adults

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Pre-K to university-level reading and study improvement classes are taught by Institute for Reading Development instructors and are held on the Chico State campus.

4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners

Students in this program learn beginning reading skills and develop a love of books. Your child will learn letter recognition, phonics, and sight words, and will learn to read simple words and sentences.

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Entering the 1st Grade

In this program, students learn to read independently. Your child will learn phonics
and sight words, build comprehension, and gain the skills and confidence needed for
success in first grade.

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Institute for Reading Development

Entering the 2nd Grade

In this program, students become fluent independent readers. Your child will make
significant gains in phonics and word-attack skills, fluency, and comprehension, and
will develop confidence and a love of reading.

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Entering the 3rd Grade

In this program, students become strong independent readers. Your child will develop
the comprehension, fluency, and long-word decoding skills needed to read longer
books with ease, and will build confidence and a love of reading.

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Entering the 4th or 5th Grade

In these fun and effective summer programs, your child will become a skilled, enthusiastic reader. Students develop strong comprehension skills in both fiction and non-fiction and learn how to read and study textbooks. Your child will gain confidence and develop a lifelong love of books and reading.

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Entering the 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade

Students in this program make substantial gains in comprehension while doubling
reading speed. They also learn the best way to read textbooks, take notes, and
study for tests. As a result, students complete homework more quickly and easily,
get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

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Entering the 9th, 10th, or 11th Grade

Students double reading speed, make substantial gains in comprehension, and learn
study skills. Excellent preparation for the SAT, ACT, and college.

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Entering the 12th Grade, College Students, or Adults

This program will transform your reading skills. You will double your reading
speed in difficult material and triple your reading speed in easier material, while
improving comprehension, concentration, and recall. As a result, you’ll save a
lot of time and get more out of everything you read.

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To speak with a program coordinator, or enroll by phone, call the Institute of Reading Development at 1-800-964-8888. Their hours are 5am-7pm Monday-Friday, 5am-4pm Saturday and 7am-3pm Sunday.

For program locations and schedules in your area, select a program level above.