Grades K-8 · Online
After-School Reading Program
With Spelling and Phonics
After-School Reading Program
Brain-Based. Research-Based. Results-Driven.
Our online reading program is fundamentally different from school and other available programs. We use specific activities and drills to actually make your brain work more efficiently. We do short, daily activities that help you process information faster. Research has shown that short, repeated daily activities are able to improve your skills faster than long lessons.
Upgrade Your Kids’ Reading Skills
Start seeing your child’s success in the first week. With our research proven reading fluency component, you will see gains by the third or fourth day.
Understand What You Read
Your kids will learn to look for key points in their reading selections and improve their critical thinking skills. They’ll learn to take thoughtful notes using our custom designed graphic organizers and understand what they read the first time they read it.
Unlock the Code to Spelling
Despite what you may have been told, there is a structure to English and spelling! There are 8 main spelling patterns that enable you to spell hundreds of thousands of words. In this program, you will learn the first 3-4 spelling patterns through video and audio lessons that will help you achieve mastery in spelling.
Level Up Your Planning Skills
Your kids will use our custom fill-in-the-blank forms to plan their day and week. They’ll estimate how much time will be needed and review their accomplishments. They’ll become more thoughtful decision makers and strengthen their time-management skills.
Give Your Kids an Academic Advantage
As each week’s lessons are completed, you will see your kid’s confidence improving. Their ability to read with ease, their vocabulary, and their understanding of what they read improves. Strong reading comprehension skills prepares your kids to advance with confidence and have a love of learning.
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Reviews from Parents
“Last summer my 3 kids were enrolled in both Scholar Within and another major 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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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!”
“My children took the Scholar Within summer reading program. I was impressed with how user-friendly and intuitive the program is.”
“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!”
“We really loved the program. Thanks so much for all of the neat assignments and games to enhance executive function skills.”
“I did find the videos and activities interesting. There was a bit too much printing for me.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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!”
“We are currently working on week 5 of our program. We really like it and are seeing benefits already. Thank you!”
“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.”
“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.”
How it Works
The program materials and teaching videos are delivered and accessed online. Each day you will do a step-by-step lesson for 45-60 minutes. Ahead of time or on that day, you will print out a few pages of handouts to use with your child. Most of the lessons and activities are done offline at a table or outside.
With grades K-3, most of the activities are done with the parent and child together. For grades 4 and above, there are a couple of activities done with the parent and child together and the rest the child can do independently.
We divide the program up into 6-week sessions. You get access to the program for 2 months just in case you need extra time. You can sign up for an additional session at the end of your program. You can pause the program at any time by sending us an email. Each week we have 4 days of lessons with an optional Friday.
7-Day Money-back Guarantee
We unlock the first week of material immediately upon purchase. Send us a note at any time within these 7-days if you are unsatisfied and we’ll refund your purchase.
Start Now or Start Later
Busy with the holidays? No worries! You can select a later start date upon sign up. You can also pause your program at any time.