Institute of Reading Development

Due to COVID-19 the Institute of Reading Development (IRD) is canceling all plans for in-person programs at Saddleback College and moving to an online-only model for Summer 2020. To meet current needs IRD is opening a series of online courses beginning in April.  

                                                                                                                                   

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our reading skills programs, which are designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs have been offered as a community service by Saddleback College Community Education, a non-profit organization, since 1979.

Saddleback College, Community Education announces spring and summer Live Online Reading Skills Programs (http://saddleback.readingclasses.org) to help students in our community build strong skills and develop a deep love of reading. There are classes starting right away to help students keep learning, keep reading, and, importantly, keep connecting with other kids in this challenging time.

These programs are designed and taught by the Institute of Reading Development a nationwide provider of reading skills instruction since 1970, and a leader in live online education for children. The Institute has taught thousands of face-to-face online programs to more than 50,000 students of all ages, with experienced and inspiring teachers who know how to provide effective instruction in this format.

Programs for every grade feature a dynamic online class where students can see, hear, and speak with each other and their teacher in real time. During class, students read and discuss great books and learn age-appropriate reading skills. Between classes, they complete independent reading assignments and interactive online skills lessons, so they continue learning and reading throughout each week.

With these live online reading programs, parents can feel confident that their kids will continue to grow, building skills and immersing themselves in some of the best books written for children at every age. To learn more or enroll, visit http://saddleback.readingclasses.org or call 1-800-903-2173.