Read Naturally Strategy

A Proven Approach to Building Reading Proficiency

Teacher Modeling - Repeated Reading - Progress Monitoring​The Read Naturally Strategy combines the three powerful, research-proven strategies of teacher-modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring to create an effective tool that individualizes instruction and improves reading proficiency. Using audio support and tracking their progress, students work with high-interest material at their skill level to improve fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Teacher Modeling: A proficient reader models correct reading for a developing reader. Teacher modeling helps a student learn new words and master others as well as learn proper pronunciation, expression, and phrasing.

In Read Naturally Strategy programs, the student reads along while listening to a carefully-paced recording of a fluent reader.

Repeated Reading: A student reads the story multiple times. Repeated reading helps a student master difficult words, increase accuracy, and improve expression to become a fluent reader. Reading a story repeatedly also increases comprehension and builds confidence.

In Read Naturally Strategy programs, the student reads a high-interest, nonfiction story until able to read it accurately and with expression at a goal rate.

Progress Monitoring: The student uses graphs to track his or her performance.  Progress monitoring involves the student in the learning process, motivates the student to improve, and increases reading achievement.

In Read Naturally Strategy programs, the student monitors reading progress through graphs showing the student's fluency and comprehension performance on each story.

The Read Naturally Strategy...

  • Builds fluency.
  • Increases accuracy.
  • Promotes comprehension.
  • Supports vocabulary.
  • Reinforces sight words.
  • Builds automaticity in decoding.
  • Motivates students to read.
  • Increases self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Supports English language learners.
  • Differentiates instruction.
  • Provides feedback to students and teachers.
  • Increases the amount of time spent reading.
  • Implements easily with a high degree of fidelity.

Intervention Programs Based on the Read Naturally Strategy

Read Naturally Live logo Read Naturally® Live
Individualized reading intervention program using web-based software

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Read Naturally Encore logo Read Naturally® Encore
New individualized reading intervention program using printed stories and audio CDs

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One Minute Reader logo One Minute Reader® iPad App
Audio-supported, leveled interactive books for independent reading in school or at home

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Read Naturally SE logo Read Naturally® Software Edition
Individualized reading intervention program using desktop software (client/server or stand-alone)

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Read Naturally® Masters Edition
Individualized reading intervention program for specific audiences using printed stories and audio CDs

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