Best of Basics


Month-long, summer program for struggling students

Best of Basics Summer Program is a month-long, daily (mornings) summer program for K – 12th grade struggling students.

This program utilizes the multi-sensory, phonemic, small group approach we are expert at, and helps students in a way that a regular summer school program would not. Classes are offered in language arts, math, study skills and more. 

 PreK -5th grade Registration

6th - 12th Grade Registration



Summer 2014 Schedule and Registration Info

Best of Basics
July 7 - August 1, 2014

Classes held at            Calvary Evangelical Free Church

                               5500 25th Ave NW

                               Rochester, MN 55901

For all question, call the Reading Center at 507-288-5271.

Class Refund Policy



For emerging readers to build life-long learning

For Emerging Readers, ages 4 – 6 years old with a parent or other special adult.

Children that enter kindergarten with exposure to reading concepts and who are explicitly taught the way reading works are at an advantage in school.  This class helps all emerging readers become readers. The week long class is filled with fun activities, games, songs, and stories that reinforce the essential elements of reading identified by the National Reading Panel .  For parents, Reading Readiness teaches the easy do-at-home activities that can be woven into the family’s day that support and reinforce the skills needed to read.  Individual assessment  are conducted prior to class to determine the child's strengths and weaknesses which  helps plan the curriculum. Wear comfortable play clothes.

Summer 2014 Schedule and Registration Info

Reading Readiness  July 22-August 1

Part 1: Emphasis on sounds (phonological awareness), symbols (alphabetic principles), and concepts of print  (July 21-25)

Part 2: Emphasis on developing fine motor skills while reinforcing and expanding material from Part 1.  Students must complete Part 1 before attending Part 2  or receive permission of instructor.  (July 28-August 1)

We have seen the greatest growth in children that have completed both Part 1 and 2. 

Registration Form



Best of Basics 2014 Supporters


Thanks to our 2014 summer program sponsors:  


Premier Banks                           Rochester Commercial Banks

Johnson's Printing                                         Calvary Evangelical Free Church        


Contact Information

The Reading Center | 847 5th Street N.W. | Rochester, MN 55901 | 507-288-5271 |

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