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National Center on Intensive Intervention content experts reviewed and published Read Naturally’s Taxonomy Brief on Read Naturally Live to help educators examine the extent to which the program incorporates the seven dimensions of a quality intensive reading program. Intervention Taxonomy Brief: Read Naturally Live is available on NCII’s website.

Claire Ihnot Hayes is an Educational Consultant for Read Naturally who meets with educators nationwide to train them in Read Naturally programs. One of the most frequent questions Claire receives from educators is, “How can I adapt Read Naturally programs to meet the various needs of my students?” Older students, younger students, and ELL students have different needs and thus require different adjustments. We recently sat down with Claire to document her favorite tips for adapting Read Naturally Live to optimize success for a diverse body of students. These tips work for Encore students as well.

When we at Read Naturally reflect on what we’re grateful for, educators like you are at the top of the list. You’ve worked tirelessly through unprecedented times and have adapted to ever-changing circumstances during the pandemic. All the while, you’ve committed to your students—ensuring they continue to make progress while remaining safe and healthy. We can’t thank you enough for entrusting us with your partnership as you do this important work.

​Read Naturally Live recently added the option for students to record themselves during hot timings. This way, if a student is ready for the hot timing but a teacher is unavailable, the student can do a recording that the teacher evaluates and scores at a later time. This option is particularly beneficial in distance-learning situations when a teacher cannot always be present for the student’s hot timing.

Read Naturally’s latest phonics intervention, Word Warm-ups Live, helps students solidify the phonics skills they need in order to become fluent readers. Individualized assessment allows for differentiated instruction for each student—meeting individual needs. While all students in the class are working on phonics at the same time, each student is working on specific skills identified by the assessment. This program is highly customizable and works well in a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS).

Aiden K. is our November Star of the Month. He is a fourth-grader at Tri County Public Schools, in DeWitt, Nebraska. Aiden’s teacher, Ms. Fehringer, is very proud of all the progress Aiden has made this year, and shared the following with us:

Thousands of students and teachers have been using Read Live in a distance-learning model with great success—and Read Live has continued to improve to meet their needs. We have made several enhancements to support Read Live’s use in a distance-learning model. Check out our distance-learning videos to see these new features in action!

Read Naturally Encore II—Español is now available! Our popular print-based Spanish series has been updated from the original Masters Edition format to the new curriculum design developed for Read Naturally Encore II. Read Naturally Encore II—Español includes additional levels and updated content.

Dyslexia is one of the main challenges we address here at Read Naturally. For dyslexia awareness month, we want to point you toward the myriad ways in which a Read Naturally intervention can help students with this learning difference.

Phonics skills are foundational to reading and spelling and necessary for fluency and comprehension. All first- and second-grade students benefit from developing these skills, no matter where they are on their reading journey. However, they need a program that can be tailored to meet their individual needs. Word Warm-ups Live is the perfect solution.

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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