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At Read Naturally, we love to recognize students, teachers, and schools who work hard to raise reading achievement. As you embark on the new school year, keep in mind Read Naturally’s Star of the Month and School of the Year programs, and be sure to nominate those who deserve to win.

We wrap up the 2018-19 school year by congratulating Owen L. from Hadley, MA on being named our May Star of the Month. Owen is just finishing the third grade at Hadley Elementary.

The end of another wonderful school year is upon us, which means it’s time to look back at our most popular blog posts. Each year, we highlight the 10 most-read RN Bookmark posts ​from August through May. This is a great way for teachers to catch up on important content they may have missed and to learn which posts resonated most with their peers. As usual, the RN Bookmark blog was full of helpful Read Naturally tips, tricks, and industry news this year.

Today, we are pleased to announce the release of Read Naturally Encore II. Encore II is a significant update to our popular fluency-building program, Read Naturally Encore. Encore uses the research-based Read Naturally Strategy to accelerate reading achievement using print materials and audio CDs. Encore II builds upon a solid, time-tested foundation to ensure the program will continue serving students for years to come.

We are pleased to share a blog post written by Read Naturally teacher Sarah Voelbel. Sarah spent this past year working with founder Candyce Ihnot in the Read Naturally Reading Lab at Faithful Shepherd School in Eagan, MN. This was Sarah’s first experience with Read Naturally. She shares her reflections after a year of using the program with students.

After several years of struggling Keyden has worked his way to April Star of the Month! Keyden is a second grade student at Sulphur Elementary in Sulphur, OK. This year Keyden has been working hard in Read Naturally with his teacher Tracy Cook and things have really started to click for Keyden.

Today, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Read Live School of the Year award. Students in the winning schools substantially improved their reading skills using Read Live in the 2018-2019 school year.

We’ve reached the time of year when many parents are filling up their summer calendars, making plans to keep their children’s minds and bodies busy. We at Read Naturally believe reading is the most important activity children should be engaged in this summer. Quiet time to read might not earn a spot on the family calendar, but it should be highly prioritized nonetheless.

In order to continue improving in reading comprehension, students need to continually expand their vocabularies. As much as teachers might like to explicitly teach them all the words they need to learn, this just isn’t realistic. Students need to learn strategies for figuring out new words on their own.

Brandon O. grabbed this month's Star of the Month award. Brandon is a fourth grade dual language student at the George Brown Jr. School in San Bernardino, CA. Brandon's teacher Ms. Newcomer nominated Brandon for his new found confidence and enthusiasm towards reading.

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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