Online Reading Programs

The Xavier Leadership Center is proud to partner with the Institute of Reading Development to present online reading programs for students entering pre-school all the way to college freshmen. These reading programs are offered all-year round and are completely online, meaning they can be completed anywhere!

The Institute of Reading Development has grown to teach reading skills to over three million students of all ages, from preschool to high school, throughout the United States. Their goal is simple: to teach students key reading skills and provide great experiences with great books – all in service of inspiring a love of books and reading.

More information about the Institute of Reading Development's reading programs can be found here. 

Or, feel free to call an Institute of Reading Development representative at (800)-715-2083.

Xavier University In-Person Reading Programs

Interested in an in-person summer reading program in the Cincinnati, OH area?

Xavier's Summer Reading Practicum has been in existence for over 35 years. It was designed as part of the coursework for the M.Ed. degree and Reading Specialist Program for teachers who desired to become master teachers in the curricular area of reading education. The purpose of the Practicum is two-fold: 1) to guide Graduate Students and Master Teachers in the art of teaching reading strategies to students who are challenged by the process; and, 2) to offer a reading clinic where students in the primary, middle, and upper-level grades have an opportunity to strengthen their reading abilities and their enjoyment of reading through guided instruction that is both functional and fun.

The Practicum is an individualized reading program that analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the students who attend, and develops curriculum focused on developmentally appropriate reading strategies that will enhance each student's reading abilities. All of the materials introduced, practiced, and reviewed are based upon the Language Arts Curriculum K-12, and are developed from the Ohio State Department of Education guidelines. We concentrate on all areas of the reading process: reading, writing, speaking, and listening each day, in every planned lesson.

There are both individual instruction and group instruction developed around a theme selected by the Graduate Master Teachers. Each grade level will has its own physical classroom space and designated area of study.

Learn more about the program here.