Reading skills, speed reading programs for children, adults to be offered by Idaho State University in Treasure Valley
September 20, 2011
The Idaho State University Division of Continuing Education and instructors from the Institute of Reading Development will offer reading skills and speed reading programs for children and adults beginning Nov. 5 in Boise, Meridian, Nampa and Caldwell.
The classes will be held weekly on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Boise classes will be held at the Boise Senior Center located at 690 Robbins Road; Caldwell classes will be held at The College of Idaho located at 2112 Cleveland Blvd.; Meridian classes will be held at the University of Phoenix located at 1422 South Tech Lane; and Nampa classes will be held at the Northwest Nazarene University located at 623 Holly St.
Each session lasts approximately two hours. Programs will be offered based on age groups over the course of five weeks. The courses include:
Three programs for preschool through second-graders: These programs are designed to help students make significant gains in phonics, sight vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. The program goals are to help children become strong, independent readers, build confidence, and become more successful in school.Two programs for third through fifth-graders: These programs are designed to help students learn to read more fluently and rapidly and make significant gains in comprehension. The program goals are to help children become fully absorbed in their reading, enable them to read longer, more advanced books with ease, complete reading assignments more quickly and easily, be more successful in school and become strong, enthusiastic readers.
Two programs for sixth through 11th-graders: These programs are designed to help students make substantial gains in comprehension while doubling their reading speed. The program goals include helping students learn the best way to read textbooks, take notes, study for tests, complete homework assignments quickly and easily, get better grades and become more motivated.
For adults, college students and high school seniors: This program is designed to help adults learn to read difficult material, such as academic and professional journals or college textbooks, twice as fast. In easier reading, such as novels, newspapers and most business and school materials, the goal is help adults learn to read three times faster.
Tuition and materials fees vary by program level. For more information or to register call 1-800-451-1263 Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. or visit http://www.isu.edu/conteduc/reading/.