Best of Basics

July 9-August 3, 2018


Month-long, summer program for struggling students

Best of Basics Summer Program is a 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.  

2018 class Information  July 9- August 3, 2018

    6th - 12th Grade Registration    Two Week Classes - Afternoons

  1st-5th Grade Registration   Month long morning classes

    PreK-K Registration  Morning program over two weeks


Registration is open.


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 ccomfortable play clothes.

Summer Schedule and Registration Info

Reading Readiness  July 17-July 28, 2017

Week 1: Emphasis on sounds (phonological awareness), symbols (alphabetic principles), and concepts of print  (July 17-21)

Week 2: Emphasis on developing fine motor skills while reinforcing and expanding material from Week 1.  Students must complete Week 1 before attending Week 2  or receive permission of instructor.  (July 24-July 28)

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

 Registration is open


Best of Basics 2018 Sponsors

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Contact Information

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

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