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3rd-Grade Summer Reading Program With Spelling and Phonics

Summer Reading Program 2022

How many children?

You will select grade and reading level after sign up.

How many children?

You will select grade and reading level after sign up.

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Learning at Home Made Easy

  • Research-based, results-proven at-home and online lessons
  • Handpicked 3rd-grade reading selections and questions
  • Grade-appropriate spelling and phonics lessons
  • Research-proven reading fluency training
  • Card games that work on phonics skills
  • Build confidence and become excited about reading

3rd-Grade Reading Curriculum
3rd-Grade Reading Passages

Hand Selected 3rd-Grade Reading Curriculum Selections

Your child will feel empowered by reading two different 3rd-grade reading curriculum selections a week. We’ve chosen the best reading selections that will open your son or daughter’s world of reading. These selections were chosen to help your child learn to read independently.

Through our step-by-step methods, your child will learn how to talk about and summarize the stories they have read.

Tap to Read - Read-aloud Technology - Scholar Within

Tap to Read – Read-Aloud Technology from Scholar Within

Does your child ever get frustrated with trying to read or sound out a word that they are unfamiliar with? With Tap to Read, your child can instantly hear the proper pronunciations of words by simply tapping or clicking on the word to hear it aloud. They can also work on their reading fluency and speed by pressing play and following along.

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3rd-grade Reading Comprehension Curriculum Improves Long Term Memory

Build Long Term Memory Skills

Your child will answer questions to the 3rd-grade reading passages that they have read in the program a day or two after. Your child will learn to remember and recall what they have read by reviewing notes that they have written or dictated about the reading. Specially designed note-taking graphic organizers that improve memory skills are provided.

3rd Grade Spelling and Phonics

Learn beginning phonics with interactive video spelling lessons.

Your third grader will learn how to spell by phonetic patterns through our interactive video lessons. Your kids will learn and practice the phonetic patterns of English and will learn to identify spelling patterns across words.

Each week, you get a 3rd-grade spelling lesson video and a test video to follow step-by-step with a worksheet. The lessons are multi-sensory and help build auditory processing skills, visual processing skills, and tactile-kinesthetic skills.

Each level has 20 weeks of lessons, tests, worksheets, puzzles, and games. When you get to the end of one level, you can graduate to the next.

Reading Fluency Training

This 3rd-grade reading curriculum also includes reading fluency training. Reading fluency is one of the most important strategies used to build your child’s success with reading. This is your child’s ability to read with speed and accuracy without conscious attention to the mechanics of reading. This is a critical skill as your child moves into the upper grades and the reading material becomes longer and more complicated. 

Our research-proven reading fluency drills work on training your eyes to move more efficiently and smoothly left to right. They also improve your kids’ visual processing speed, or how fast they can retrieve and process what they see. You and your kids will love seeing their improvement each day.

Planning and Study Skills Weekly Calendar Graphic Organizers

Build Executive Function Skills

Executive function skills are the decision making and planning skills that we all need in our daily lives. Your child will help decide when they will do certain activities and they will estimate how long each activity will take. After the activity is completed, they will reflect on how long it actually took and will start to build their time awareness and planning skills. The third-grade reading curriculum is the perfect place to start learning these important life-long skills.

Brain-Body Activities

Brain-Body Activities

The brain and body work together as a machine, one designed to move through space efficiently, walking, moving, and maintaining balance. This connection allows you to see the shapes, sizes, and positions of letters on a page as well as improve eye tracking skills. As we improve the brain-body connection, reading and overall learning improve.

We have different activities each week that your kids will think are just fun games, but the activities actually work on improving their motor skills and brain-body connection.

Scholar Within 3rd-Grade Reading Curriculum Program Screenshot

Research-Driven, Results-Proven Curriculum

Every component of our reading program is research-based and is specifically designed to boost your child’s reading skills. The program has been created by learning expert and board-certified educational therapist Bonnie Terry, M.Ed. She put together her 35+ years of working hands-on with children of all learning styles and abilities into this step-by-step program with custom-designed methods that you and your kids will see results each week.

3rd-grade reading curriculum

Develop a Love of Reading

Your child will gain confidence and be excited about reading. Your child will make substantial gains with these effective research-based techniques. Your child will be able to complete their assignments more quickly and easily. They will gain confidence and develop a lifelong love or reading and learning. Your child will do a variety of activities that teach and strengthen all of these skills. Your child will love doing the activities in the program and will want to do them again and again.

Reviews

  1. S Sarah S.

    This program kept my kids sharp over the summer. Thank you!

  2. M Mary M.

    We love the summer program. My daughter has not only increased her words per minute but also has expanded her comprehension. She is learning valuable note taking strategies and has drastically improved her spelling. She also enjoys the content! We are excited to see her growth.

  3. N Natalie M.

    Last summer, my husband and I enrolled our daughters (then entering grade 3 and entering grade 2) in the summer program. This program really helped them with reading comprehension! It gave us as parents the tools we needed to ask the right questions to help them too! Also, the games were really enjoyable! We even played them AFTER the lesson was over for the day. We were very impressed with the variety of activities and tools available with this program. We will be re-enrolling them this summer! Thank you!

  4. A Amy D.

    My daughter is begging me to do your reading program again to strengthen her skills. The guides for note-taking and how to pick out important information was only second to the fun activities each day last year. We look forward to seeing what’s in store for this year!

  5. M Melinda G.

    We are currently working on week 5 of our program. We really like it and are seeing benefits already. Thank you!

  6. L Lisa G.

    Thank you for partnering with me to help my daughters improve their reading skills. They are really enjoying your program and are excited about becoming more confident readers. I am loving it already! I signed up my twin daughters, who are homeschooled.

  7. W Wendi L.

    My children took the Scholar Within reading program. I was impressed with how user-friendly and intuitive the program is.

  8. S Sabrina D.

    The Monday exercise of reading and taking notes followed with questions on those selections on Wednesday is a really great help for my kids. This lets them work on their comprehension skills. It has made a big difference! The whole program has been a good experience for us. Thank you very much!

  9. N Niiro T.

    Even when I’m not sure how to reason/explain to my son about a reading comprehension answer, all I have to do is ask you. You are so good at giving quick replies that are easy for me to tell my son. Thank you!

  10. C Calvin T.

    We really loved the program. Thanks so much for all of the neat assignments and games to enhance executive function skills.

  11. K Kameron F.

    Thanks for your help throughout this process. You are so responsive whenever I have a question or concern. I see activities on the different levels for my kids which makes them easy to follow. This has been an awesome experience for our family.

  12. J Jill G.

    This program really helped my daughter and we saw a difference in her reading and spelling fairly quickly. Plus, she enjoyed the lessons which, as a parent, is probably the most important thing as she was motivated every day to continue learning.

  13. J Jennifer P.

    My son is doing well and shows improvements with the reading drills each day. He is also doing well with all the work that is presented. His overall work is improving too. He’s even able to find spelling errors now. Woohoo!

  14. K Ketul P.

    This is great a summer reading program. My son has really improved his reading comprehension skills. Thank you, Bonnie Terry, for designing such a great course.

  15. D Danielle D.

    Scholar Within has been an amazing resource for my 8-year-old twins this summer. I was so worried about what to do during this summer. It has been great to see how far they have come. They definitely enjoyed how interactive it has been, not just reading. I have recommended this to many of my friends.

  16. C Cynthia B.

    I really do like the reading fluency drills. They are making a difference for my son. They are so easy to fit into our day. The thing we didn’t like was all the printing we had to do each week.

  17. C Caroline L.

    I enrolled both my sons in the Reading Program this summer. It made such a huge difference for my son who has learning disabilities when we did the summer program two years ago. His teacher was amazed at the improvement in his fluency and comprehension (going into Grade 5). The team has been so flexible with “pausing” our program for a couple of weeks while we are away on vacation too. Note taking is such a key skill that is not really taught here in Ontario, Canada. I think this course will help my kids not fall behind from missing 3 months of school due to COVID 19. I am a poor substitute teacher, but I have confidence that Bonnie’s system is evidence-based, so I just have to follow instructions. Very glad to be able to access this course for homeschooling this summer!

  18. R Regina A.

    The videos made all the difference in the world. The spelling videos showed me step by step the structure. You really made spelling easy for my kids. I just keep working with the video, the spelling, the way you explain it, they watch it over and over. It really sinks in. Your materials help build their self-esteem up. They’re short quick activities. You can get so much done in half an hour.

  19. W Wendy F.

    We are really liking the summer reading program. I appreciate that you moved my daughter’s level to make the program even more effective for her. Thanks so much.

  20. R Rachel C.

    This is a comprehensive program that can be implemented at home. I bought 5 folders and labeled them for each day of the week, plus an extra folder to hold copies of extra forms that are used regularly. You need a decent printer, lots of printer paper, and toner. I prepped the whole week every Sunday evening and had the folders ready for my son and his grandmother to work on each day. It can be kind of overwhelming at first to figure out all the assignments and get it all prepped, but it’s worth it. This is a well thought out program with excellent customer service. We had several questions and adjustments throughout our time with the program and always got quick, helpful, personable replies. Unfortunately, my son’s school year has ramped up and we don’t have enough time to fit Scholar Within into his day. We hope to be back to do a summer program next summer!

  21. M Megan W.

    I did find the videos and activities interesting. There was a bit too much printing for me.

  22. C Cathy H.

    Jake is doing well and enjoying the program. I’m so pleased with how he has improved and that he likes doing our sessions! Thanks so much!

  23. K Katherine W.

    My son’s first drill trend is definitely going in the right direction. His words per minute increased by 17%, and his mistakes decreased, and this is only the first week. I can’t believe he had that much progress already. Thank you for this program and thanks so much for being available for questions, too!

  24. T Tricia L.

    Last summer my 3 kids were enrolled in both Scholar Within and another major summer reading program. Scholar Within had more fun activities and games and really focused on building the underlying skills to really prepare for the upcoming year. The other program didn’t build skills in the same way, and was less interactive in my home.

  25. C Christine P.

    Your program has so many great things in it. The plan for an excursion was a brilliant idea! We made a trip to the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis and to the Science Museum in St. Louis. I have seen improvements and I have gained insight into how my daughter reads and processes (or lack thereof) the reading assignments. Thank you so very much! The whole-brain approach to improving reading has been very insightful.

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Included in the Program:

  • Weekly Reading Selections
  • Reading Comprehension Questions
  • Reading Fluency Training Drills
  • Phonics and Spelling Video Lessons
  • Spelling Worksheets and Puzzles
  • Video Instruction
  • Graphic Organizer Forms
  • Note-Taking Printables
  • Executive Function Activities
  • Brain-Body Activities
  • Card Games
  • Daily Emails
  • And More!

FAQs

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Is The Reading Program All Online?

Does It Really Only Take 45-60 Minutes a Day?

What Does A Typical Day Look Like?

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How is the Program Designed?

Why is Spelling Included in the Summer Reading Program?

Reading Comprehension Activities

Reading Speed (Fluency) Activities

Phonics Activities

Orton-Gillingham Based

What about Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and ADHD?

Multisensory Reading Instruction

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