Research

The Read Naturally interventions work because they provide standards-based instruction that accelerates reading performance, as well as carefully designed lessons based on educational research. Studies provide evidence of the effectiveness of Read Naturally's intervention programs.

Research-Based...

Learn how reading research forms the foundation of our intervention programs.

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Read Naturally Strategy The Read Naturally Strategy combines three research-proven strategies—teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring—in effective intervention programs that improve reading proficiency.

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Essential Components of Reading Read Naturally's programs develop and support the five essential components of reading identified by the National Reading Panel—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Some programs also develop spelling, which is now deemed important even though it was not included as one of the essential components of reading. Learn more
Research Basis for Intervention Programs Read Naturally incorporates research findings in the designs of its intervention programs. Fluency is an important focus of the Read Naturally Strategy programs because studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between oral reading fluency and overall reading achievement. Take Aim at Vocabulary, Word Warm-ups, and Signs for Sounds also incorporate research-based principles, strategies, and instructional components,    Learn more
Alignment With Best Practices Various individuals and organizations have reviewed the reading research and crystallized the results in recommended practices that they consider to be the most effective ways to develop reading skills. Because Read Naturally's programs are research-based, they align well with these recommended practices. Learn more

Research-Proven...

Well-designed studies that implement Read Naturally intervention programs with fidelity consistently demonstrate their effectiveness.

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Studies Read Naturally Strategy studies, Word Warm-ups studies, and Take Aim at Vocabulary studies show the positive results from these programs. Learn more
Reviews of Read Naturally Studies The National Center on Intensive Intervention, Florida Center for Reading Research, and University of Oregon produce accurate and helpful reviews of intervention programs, including Read Naturally Strategy programs. However, some studies reviewed by the What Works Clearinghouse did not use or evaluate the Read Naturally Strategy properly. Learn more
Technical Adequacy of Assessments Data supports the reliability and validity of the passages in the two types of fluency assessments that Read Naturally offers—a benchmark assessment and a progress-monitoring assessment. Learn more
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