Reading programs for children and adults
Summer reading programs from the Institute of Reading Development
Programs in Dover, Middletown, Wilmington and on the UD campus in Newark
For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs have been offered through the University of Delaware, Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, in partnership with the Institute of Reading Development, since 2009.
For information, or to enroll online, please select an age group below:
- 4-year-olds and entering kindergartners
- Entering 1st graders
- Entering 2nd graders
- Entering 3rd graders
- Entering 4th graders
- Entering 5th graders
- Entering 6th-8th graders
- Entering 9th-11th graders
- Entering 12th graders, college students and adults
For program locations and schedules in your area, select a program level above. The summer reading programs are available in Dover, Middletown, Newark, Wilmington, and other locations throughout the area.
These programs are offered through a partnership between the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies and the Institute of Reading Development. The Institute has provided instruction for leading universities and colleges for over 35 years.
Speed Reading and Study Strategies
Call for more information or to register
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Enrollment is limited.
Increase your effectiveness as a reader and a student in just two weekends
(two consecutive weekends)
9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. OR 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
- Register for morning or afternoon class (9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-5 p.m.)
- This four-day program takes place on two consecutive weekends in September
- Designed for entering high school seniors, college students and adults
- Program is offered through the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies in partnership with the Institute of Reading Development
- Lifetime repeat privileges at other institutions offering this program
- Visit the Institute of Reading Development for this year’s schedule
The Speed Reading and Study Strategies course will increase your effectiveness as a reader and a student, and as a result, you will be better equipped to manage the competing demands on your time. The program is being offered through the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies.
When you complete this course you will be able to read your textbooks twice as fast. In easier reading materials, like most nonfiction books, novels, and journal articles, you will read three times faster. You will understand and retain information better, even while reading at these higher speeds. In addition, you will be able to prepare for tests efficiently, without extensive rereading.
Instruction for this course is provided by the Institute of Reading Development. The Institute has provided instruction for leading universities and colleges for over 35 years.
As a course participant, you will receive free lifetime repeat privileges, honored at any of the universities or colleges that offer the program. At each stage of your school or work career, the type of material you need to read may change or become more difficult. Your lifetime repeat privileges entitle you to return, at any time, in order to receive instruction in the specific techniques and strategies that are best suited to the material you are reading.
This four-day program will meet on Saturdays and Sundays for two consecutive weekends. The program will be held on the University of Delaware’s Newark campus.