Grades K-8

At-Home and Online

Summer Reading Program 2021 With Spelling and Phonics

Summer Reading Program 2021

This Summer

Help Your Kids Become Strong, Confident Readers

  • Improve reading speed with our research-proven reading fluency training
  • Learn effective reading comprehension strategies
  • Read fun and engaging reading passages
  • Learn how to easily take notes
  • Learn to spell accurately and confidently with spelling patterns
  • Improve planning and time-management skills

Scholar Within’s Co-founder Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET has been featured on

CBS, FOX, ABC, NBC, and Microsoft Partners in Learning

Summer Reading Curriculum
(Grades K-8)

Short, Daily Activities

45-60 Minutes a Day

Weekly Reading Program

6 Week, 8 Week, or 10 Week Program

Online Reading Program

At-Home and Online

Video Spelling Lessons

Video and Audio Lessons

Weekly Schedule

Worksheets and Printables

Help and Support

Help and Support

Parent

“We have seen our boys grow in ways we never thought possible. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful program that’s so effective!”

Parent

“My son’s 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!”

Parent

“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.”

Parent

“Thanks for your help throughout this process. You are so responsive whenever I have a question or concern.”

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Student Results

Below are the student averages of elementary grade students using programs and materials designed by Scholar Within’s Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET.

Student Research Reading Fluency
Student Research Reading Comprehension

How it Works

  • Reading Level: Grades K-8

    Start where your child is currently reading and spelling.

    Is your child behind in reading or spelling? Maybe they are looking to advance faster in reading and make spelling easier. We have different levels for grades K-8 to meet your child where they are. Spelling and reading levels can be adjusted independently.

  • Reading Fluency Activity

    Each day, your child will do a quick reading fluency activity.

    This activity just takes 5 minutes and works on your visual processing skills, eye-tracking skills, and rapid automatized naming skills. 

    In other words, this warm-up activity helps your child read faster and gets their mind ready for the other activities. Your child will chart their progress each day and by the end of each week, they’ll be reading faster and more accurately.

  • Reading Passage and Take Notes

    Each week, your child will read two engaging reading selections and take notes.

    After your child reads the selection, they will learn how to effectively take notes with our custom-designed graphic organizers. This activity takes 15-20 minutes.

  • Reading Comprehension: Answer Questions

    A day or two after your child reads their selection, they will review their notes and answer questions.

    This process helps your child build their long-term comprehension skills. Too many other programs and teachers ask children to answer questions immediately after they have read a selection. 

    By asking questions a couple of days later, children improve their memory and long-term reading comprehension skills. Yes, we even ask younger students to take notes! Kids that are working on handwriting skills can dictate notes aloud.

  • Spelling List Words by Spelling Patterns

    Each week, you child will get a new list of spelling words grouped by their spelling pattern.

    These are activities like completing the pattern and matching uppercase and lowercase letters. They’ll also learn to write simple sentences with provided printable word cards. These activities improve visual perception and fine motor skills.

  • Interactive Video Lessons

    Your child will follow along interactive video spelling lessons and tests.

    Your child will fill out a corresponding spelling worksheet as they watch the videos. Younger kids can use provided printable letter cards. Spelling tests are self-correcting. 

    This spelling system is Orton-Gillingham based, multisensory, and custom-designed by learning expert Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET.

  • Spelling Word Search

    After the spelling lesson, your child gets to do spelling puzzles that go with the lesson.

    These are activities like word searches, sorting your words, fill-in-the-blank, and more.

  • Spelling Matching

    In the middle of the week, younger students do activities to work on letter and pattern recognition.

    These are activities like completing the pattern and matching uppercase and lowercase letters. They’ll also learn to write simple sentences with provided printable word cards. These activities improve visual perception and fine motor skills.

  • Spelling Patterns

    In the middle of the week, older students do a spelling pattern recognition activity.

    Your child will identify the spelling patterns that they have learned in other sentences. We provide answer keys too! They’ll also write sentences with their spelling words.

  • Executive Function Activity

    Each week, your child gets to do executive function activities.

    These executive function activities include planning, organizing, strategizing, flexible thinking, remembering, and paying attention to details.

  • Mind-Body Connection Activity

    Each week, your child gets to do mind-body connection activities.

    Mind-body connection activities activate your vestibular system which helps improve higher order thinking, interpreting information, and helps get your body operating in unison with your mind.

  • Spelling Card Games

    Play new printable card games every couple of weeks.

    Your kids can play these games at any time during the week. They work on strengthening reading and spelling skills as well as make learning a lot more fun!

  • Short Activities

    45-60 Minutes a Day

    All of these activities are each only 5-20 minutes long and you can fit them into your schedule. We have planning calendars to help!

 

Build Foundational Reading Skills

This at-home and online summer reading program targets and builds foundational skills that are necessary to become a successful reader.

This reading program focuses on building phonemic awareness, reading fluency, comprehension, and improving the ability to decode and encode words. We work on visualization, note-taking, critical thinking, and more.

When you take a holistic approach to reading, you can dramatically improve your reading skills not just in school, but in life.

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Reviews from Parents

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    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.

    – Jill G.

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    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.

    – Ketul P.

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    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.

    – Danielle D.

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    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!

    – Caroline L.

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    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.

    – Regina A.

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    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!

    – Rachel C.

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

    – Melinda G.

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    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!

    – Sabrina D.

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    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.

    – Lisa G.

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    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.

    – Cynthia B.

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    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!

    – Jennifer P.

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    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.

    – Kameron F.

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    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!

    – Cathy H.

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    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.

    – Wendy F.

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

    – Megan W.

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

    – Calvin T.

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    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!

    – Niiro T.

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

    – Wendi L.

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    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.

    – Christine P.

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    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!

    – Amy D.

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    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!

    – Katherine W.

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    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.

    – Tricia L.

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Learning Expert Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET

Designed by Learning Expert Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET

Bonnie Terry is a board-certified educational therapist with over 35 years of experience. She has helped thousands of students across the globe improve their reading skills whether they are gifted or are having difficulties.

Bonnie Terry has been featured on…

CBS, FOX, ABC, NBC, and Microsoft Partners in Learning
Summer Reading Program 2021

Included in the Program:

  • Weekly Reading Passages
  • 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

How Do I Choose a Grade or Reading Level?

Is The Reading Program All Online?

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

What Does A Typical Day Look Like?

What if We Have a Vacation During the Program?

Are there Live Classes?

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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