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Educators around the country—and around the world—are finding that Read Naturally programs work wonders with ELL students. The audio support, student-friendly vocabulary definitions, and high-interest story topics are just a few of the features that make our programs an ideal fit for this population. We love when ELL students learn to read English fluently with Read Naturally programs—and we love when educators take the time to share this progress. ELL instructor Kristina Hasanova is one such educator.

Congratulations to Star Student Westin D. a second grade student at Big Pine Elementary in Big Pine, CA! Westin's teacher, Carrol Hambleton had this to say about him:

Eighteen Books Added to the One Minute Reader iPad Apps!
Each of the six levels of the One Minute Reader iPad App now contains eight books instead of five. That’s 90 more stories and 60% more content! And the best part, it’s still the same price.

Attention, Read Live users! We discovered that a number of people using the Read Live iPad app were not aware of some of the enhancements made over the summer.

I've spent the past five years obsessed with the creation of Funēmics, and I've talked about it quite a bit with my family members, who collectively speak five languages and have lived in six different countries on four continents.

I grew up as an American in Saudi Arabia, and my family was part of a global community called ex-patriots—whatever that means. For us, it meant that when my sister Erica graduated from college, she moved to Florence, Italy; when my brother Patrick fell in love, it was with a Swedish girl in Rome; and when my Dad remarried, it was to a beautiful woman from Ecuador. More conventionally, I found a hockey player from northern Minnesota, but he happened to live in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

The Best Way to Teach Sight Words
Sight words are extremely challenging. Often they’re hard to conceptualize, and they don’t follow typical phonics patterns. But sight words come up again and again in the English language. It’s essential that students learn these high-frequency words as soon as possible in order to become successful readers.

Over the last several years, technology has changed the way we teach in the classrooms. Over the next nine weeks, Read Naturally will be presenting and/or exhibiting at five upcoming education technology conferences. If you're planning on attending one of these shows, please stop by our booth and visit with us.

Congratulations to Star Student Samantha S., a second-grade student from Agoura Hills, CA! Samantha’s teacher, Shelley Marshall, had this to say about her: It's therapy day.  Here comes Samantha - bubbly, bright, insightful and expressive.  Initially, Sammy...

Imagine a tennis teacher holding the tip of your racquet to trace the arc of your swing. Imagine a dance teacher walking through the steps of a routine along with a class of students. Modeling is necessary for mastering just about any complex skill. When we work alongside someone who has mastered a skill, we’re in a much better position to master it ourselves.

If you know a student with access to an iPad, you’ll be thrilled to learn that Read Naturally now offers FOUR great iPad-compatible tools. iPad tools for Read Naturally Live, One Minute Reader, Funēmics®, and the all-new Splat-o-Nym are sure to boost your students’ reading achievement using research-proven methods and innovative technology.

Make Your Student a STAR!

Read Naturally Star of the Month​Share your student’s success story—nominate him or her for our Star of the Month award. Win a Barnes & Noble gift card for the student and a Read Naturally gift certificate for your class!

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