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Read Naturally Masters Edition

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Focus:
  • Fluency

Additional Support:
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

Skill Level: Grades 1‒8
Intervention Range: Beginning Reader to Adult

Support all language learners with the three Read Naturally Masters Edition (ME) series options: Spanish, American Manners and Customs, and/or Idioms.  Each of these series develops fluency, supports vocabulary development, and promotes comprehension using the powerful, research-based Read Naturally Strategy in a print/CD format. The engaging nonfiction, leveled stories are informative as well as motivating and may especially benefit English language learners.

Read Naturally ME Spanish series is the literal translation of the original Read Naturally Masters Edition Sequenced series.

ME Spanish series paired with the ME Sequenced series provides...

  • Versatility for teachers working with ELL students.
  • Fluency development in English and/or Spanish.
  • Leveled, nonfiction stories in English and Spanish.
  • Background knowledge and vocabulary in one language before working in the other.

ME Spanish series alone provides...

  • Versatility for teachers working with students learning Spanish.
  • Leveled, nonfiction stories for beginning or developing readers of Spanish.

Whether paired or used alone, these series provide...

  • Audio modeling of pronunciation and expression.
  • Questions and definitions to support comprehension and vocabulary.

Read Naturally ME American Manners & Customs series acquaints students with American culture, and the Idioms series provides understanding of common idioms.

ME American Manners & Customs and Idioms series provide...

  • Leveled, nonfiction stories to expand knowledge of language and culture.
  • Appropriately paced audio of each story to develop accuracy and fluency.
  • Audio of definitions of key words to support vocabulary acquisition.
  • Audio of questions and definitions to support comprehension and vocabulary.

Students... 

  • Develop fluency in English and/or Spanish.
  • Expand knowledge base by reading interesting, informational text.
  • Improve reading accuracy and expression.
  • Improve comprehension and vocabulary while working with challenging stories.
  • Gain confidence by graphing progress.
  • Work independently most of the time.
  • Experience success and an improved attitude toward reading.

Read Naturally Masters Edition (ME) accelerates reading achievement by combining the research-proven strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. A student works at his or her own pace in an appropriate level of material. The student works through the steps and masters a story by reading along with audio and then practicing the story until he or she can read it fluently and with comprehension. The student tracks progress on a graph.

Read Naturally Masters Edition (ME) StepsMasters Edition Steps

  1. Select a Story
    The student selects the story he or she wants to read. Choosing the story deepens the student’s investment in the material.
  2. Key Words
    The student reads the key words and their definitions while listening to an audio recording. The key words provide definitions that are important to understanding the story.
  3. Prediction
    The student uses the title, picture, and key words to write a prediction of what he or she thinks the story is about. The prediction prepares the student’s mind for reading the story.
  4. Cold Timing
    The teacher may time the student, usually for one minute, as he or she reads the story, or the student may complete this step independently. The student underlines unknown words while reading. At the end of the timing, the student subtracts the number of underlined words from the total number of words attempted to obtain a cold-timing score.  This step raises the student’s awareness of which words he or she needs to learn and establishes a baseline for progress monitoring, the component of the Read Naturally Strategy that motivates the student to improve.
  5. Graph Cold-Timing Score
    The student graphs the cold-timing score in blue. Marking the graph provides a visual of the baseline data.
  6. Read Along
    The student reads along quietly with a recording of the story, typically three times. This step is the teacher-modeling component of the Read Naturally Strategy, which helps the student learn new words and master others as well as learn proper pronunciation, expression, and phrasing.
  7. Practice
    The student practices reading the story without audio support three to ten times until able to read it accurately, with expression, and at the goal rate. This step is the repeated-reading component of the Read Naturally Strategy, which helps the student improve fluency, master difficult words, and understand the story.
  8. Questions
    The student answers questions about the story. Responding to the text holds the student accountable for meaning, develops the ability to answer many types of questions, and provides teachers with information about how well the student comprehends the story.
  9. Pass
    The student reads the story for the teacher to show that he or she can read it at the goal rate, with appropriate expression, and with three or fewer errors. The teacher corrects or reviews the comprehension questions with the student.
  10. Graph Pass Scores
    The student graphs the pass-timing score in red above the cold-timing score (in blue) to show how much the student’s fluency has improved. The student also graphs his or her comprehension scores.
  11. Retell (if applicable)
    The student retells or summarizes the story to improve comprehension, and the teacher corrects it.
    The student graphs his or her retelling score.

Read Naturally Masters Edition (ME) has three series with multiple levels that are aimed primarily at the English language learner. Each series has the same basic design with strategic differences.

  • Spanish series is the literal translation of the original Masters Edition Sequenced series and has six levels (1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5) with 24 stories per level.
  • Idioms series provides understanding of commonly used idioms and has four levels (3.0 – 4.5) with 12 stories per level.
  • American Manners and Customs series acquaints students with American culture and has four levels (3.0 – 4.5) with 12 stories per level.

Each series is sold by level. The teacher selects the appropriate series and level for each student. If you already have an original Read Naturally ME Sequenced level, you can purchase the corresponding Spanish level separately. Otherwise, you can purchase the ME Sequenced level and the corresponding Spanish level in a bundle.

Each level within a series includes a book of reproducible masters and audio CDs. Each order includes an appropriate number of placement packets and teacher's manuals.

Book of reproducible masters includes:
  • High-interest, leveled, nonfiction stories with key words, bold-faced glossary words, line-by-line word counts, and comprehension activities.
  • Additional reproducible resources include a glossary for each story in the Idioms and the American Manners and Customs series, letters to parents, a steps poster, graphs for student performance, and a certificate of completion.
12 Audio CDs with album include:
  • Two stories per CD in the Spanish series and one story per CD in the Idioms series and the American Manners and Customs series.
  • Three recordings of each story.
  • Audio for key words.
  • Audio for questions and glossary entries in the Idioms series and the American Manners and Customs series.
Placement Packet includes:
  • Instructions for placing each student in an appropriate instructional level and for setting an initial reading goal.
  • Placement story from each level.
Teacher's Manual includes:
  • Research and rationale for the Read Naturally Strategy.
  • Description of teacher responsibilities.
  • Lesson plans for introducing the program.

The ME Spanish series is the literal translation of the original Read Naturally Masters Edition Sequenced series.The ME Spanish Series paired with the ME Sequenced series provides:

  • Versatility for teachers working with ELL students.
  • Fluency development in English and/or Spanish.
  • Leveled, nonfiction stories in English and Spanish.
  • Background knowledge and vocabulary in one language before working in the other.
  • Audio modeling pronunciation and expression.
  • Questions and definitions to support comprehension and vocabulary.
Description Item Number Item Price, $ Quantity
ME Spanish + Sequenced Level 1.0 SPE1010 $199.00
 
ME Spanish + Sequenced Level 1.5 SPE1015 $199.00
 
ME Spanish + Sequenced Level 2.0 SPE1020 $199.00
 
ME Spanish + Sequenced Level 2.5 SPE1025 $199.00
 
ME Spanish + Sequenced Level 3.5 SPE1035 $199.00
 
ME Spanish + Sequenced Level 4.5 SPE1045 $199.00
 

The ME Spanish series is the literal translation of the original Read Naturally Masters Edition Sequenced series. ME Spanish Series alone provides:

  • Versatility for teachers working with students learning Spanish.
  • Leveled, nonfiction stories for beginning or developing readers of Spanish.
  • Audio modeling pronunciation and expression.
  • Questions and definitions to support comprehension and vocabulary.
Description Item Number Item Price, $ Quantity
ME Spanish Level 1.0 SPCD1010 $119.00
 
ME Spanish Level 1.5 SPCD1015 $119.00
 
ME Spanish Level 2.0 SPCD1020 $119.00
 
ME Spanish Level 2.5 SPCD1025 $119.00
 
ME Spanish Level 3.5 SPCD1035 $119.00
 
ME Spanish Level 4.5 SPCD1045 $119.00
 

The stories in the Idioms series provide understanding of common idioms. This series provides...

  • Leveled, nonfiction stories to expand knowledge of language and culture.
  • Appropriately paced audio of each story to develop accuracy and fluency.
  • Audio of definitions of key words to support vocabulary acquisition.
  • Audio of questions and definitions to support comprehension and vocabulary.
Description Item Number Item Price, $ Quantity
ME Idioms Level 3.0 LLIDCD30 $99.00
 
ME Idioms Level 3.5 LLIDCD35 $99.00
 
ME Idioms Level 4.0 LLIDCD40 $99.00
 
ME Idioms Level 4.5 LLIDCD45 $99.00
 

The stories in the American Manners & Customs series acquaint students with American culture. This series provides...

  • Leveled, nonfiction stories to expand knowledge of language and culture.
  • Appropriately paced audio of each story to develop accuracy and fluency.
  • Audio of definitions of key words to support vocabulary acquisition.
  • Audio of questions and definitions to support comprehension and vocabulary.
Description Item Number Item Price, $ Quantity
ME American Manners & Customs Level 3.0 LLMCCD30 $99.00
 
ME American Manners & Customs Level 3.5 LLMCCD35 $99.00
 
ME American Manners & Customs Level 4.0 LLMCCD40 $99.00
 
ME American Manners & Customs Level 4.5 LLMCCD45 $99.00
 

What Customers Say About Read Naturally Masters Edition

"I have two groups of English language learners who use the program. I was able to assess their levels, teach them the program, and implement it very quickly. The students are now independent. They enjoy choosing their own nonfiction selections to read."
— Sara, ELL/ESL Teacher, Framingham, MA

"I started to develop my reading and got better and better. I got on the honor roll because of this program. I used to think, 'What's going to happen when I grow up?' I don't think that anymore because of this program."
— Eighth grade ELL student

"Read Naturally is the best reading discipline I have ever used. The students are amazed at their own successes. A powerful tool in building self-esteem and self-confidence."
— Mary Ann C., Danville, CA

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