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Reading & Study Skills Courses for Kids & Adults. Face-to-Face & Live-Online from the Institute for Reading Development
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Regional & Continuing Education is proud to offer The Institute for Reading Development reading and study skills programs for all age levels. From beginner readers to older students and adults, The Institute for Reading Development instructors guide students as they learn the necessary skills to become successful readers and students. Each age group is taught specialized lessons online live with qualified instructors.

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Classes are taught by Institute for Reading Development instructors and are held on the Chico State campus, in downtown Redding, and live-online!

Online classes are now being offered weekly through spring and summer. Now is a great time to improve your or your child's reading and study skills!

Choose the appropriate age group below for program schedules and cost.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact The Institute for Reading Development at 1-800-964-8888, seven days a week.

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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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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Young adult learning study skills during an online classEntering 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.

    Adult reading program participant shares his success with reading comprehension and speed reading skills.

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


    Programs presented in partnership with a third-party provider are not taught by CSU, Chico faculty nor affiliated with a campus academic department. Courses offered with third-party providers are not degree-eligible.