Read Naturally is MSTA’s current Question of the Week sponsor. Those who answer this week’s question are entered in a drawing for an Amazon gift card. The following is a guest post from Read Naturally explaining how their platform can help achieve literacy goals in Missouri classrooms.
Read Naturally is an educational publishing company whose sole purpose is to help developing and struggling readers achieve literacy efficiently and effectively. The company was founded in 1991 by a reading teacher who developed a groundbreaking strategy for improving reading fluency while working on her master’s degree in special education. Since that time, Read Naturally has established itself as an industry leader, providing research-proven reading solutions for phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and spelling. All solutions are designed by reading teachers and highly motivating for students. Teachers around the nation and abroad consistently report that Read Naturally’s programs are the best in the industry due to their ability to help students achieve literacy and discover the joy of reading.
Read Naturally’s most popular program is a web-based solution called Read Naturally Live. This program uses Read Naturally’s pioneering strategy of teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring to motivate students, develop fluency, strengthen vocabulary, comprehension, and automaticity, and foster an improved attitude toward reading. After being properly trained in the program, students work independently most of the time, allowing teachers to focus their attention on providing support and keeping students appropriately challenged in order to expedite their success.
Read Naturally Live provides:
- An interactive, online reading program, often used for RTI implementation.
- Options to easily differentiate the program to meet individual needs.
- Motivating informational text for reluctant readers, from first grade to adult.
- Extensive, computer-generated reports on student progress.
- Nonfiction reading opportunities as required by Common Core State Standards.
- Spanish translations for stories in early Sequenced levels.
Read Naturally offers a 60-day free trial to any teacher who wishes to explore the Read Naturally Live program. This trial includes everything a teacher needs to begin the program with students. If the teacher wants to continue using the program after the trial period expires, s/he can purchase the licenses so that the students may continue making progress.
Read Naturally’s support staff is available during regular business hours to address teachers’ questions and concerns about implementing the free trial and the program. The company’s website also contains a wealth of information about Read Naturally’s many reading solutions.