Do the Read Live and Read Naturally Encore stories align to the Common Core State Standards?
Yes, the stories in Read Live and Read Naturally Encore align well to the Common Core State Standards based on quantitative and qualitative measures and text/reader considerations. All Read Naturally Live and Read Naturally Encore passages correlate to the 2012 Common Core State Standards guidelines according to the LexileŽ text measures. In addition, Read Naturally stories are grouped by level and the levels are sequenced so that the text complexity gradually increases as the student moves to higher levels. The stories in the lower levels are shorter and easier to understand, the ideas are explicitly stated, and the vocabulary is familiar. At each successive level, the stories become longer and more complex. The ideas require more inference, and the vocabulary is more sophisticated.