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Dyslexia is a reading disability that affects millions of Americans. If identified early and treated with effective intervention, however, it does not need to adversely affect the lives of children with dyslexia.

Our research-based phonics intervention, Word Warm-ups Live, is now included with Read Live. Read Live users can now assign additional phonics instruction for students needing extra help with decoding and encoding common phonics patterns. The program is included at no additional cost with all Read Live licenses. Check out the release notes for information about this latest Read Live update.

​Choir singers sing up and down the scale before a concert. Basketball players shoot dozens of layups before a game. Actors rehearse their lines over and over before filming a scene. The purpose of these warm-up exercises is to ingrain processes into the brain until they become automatic. Then, when the big moment arrives—when it’s time to sing, make a shot, or film a scene—the warmed-up skill is more likely to deliver the desired result.

The latest Read Live update includes two new features specifically designed to support the use of Read Live in distance- or blended-learning models.

If there is one upside to these strange times, it’s that our schedules all have a little more breathing room. We hope you’re enjoying a summer of fewer plans and more time to relax. We hate to fill up your delightfully empty calendar, but we do want to put a few important dates on your radar. We have three free public webinars scheduled in August that you won’t want to miss.

An update to Read Naturally Live content was released this past weekend (June 20) affecting almost all of the stories in Read Naturally Live. We are committed to improving our program and are pleased to provide you with this refreshed content.

If you use Read Naturally Strategy programs with your students, you know the importance of proper placement. When students are placed in the correct Read Naturally level and working with an appropriate goal, they will make significantly greater progress. Over the years, we have consistently fine-tuned our placement process to make it more accurate and efficient. To reflect these enhancements, we are pleased to announce a new and improved Placement Packet to accompany our Encore II program.

Here we are at the end of the school year—a school year none of us will soon forget. As we all navigated uncertain territory, we took comfort in our steady communication with you. You took the time to send us suggestions and words of thanks. You helped us adapt our resources to better serve you. And, as always, you read and shared the posts on our blog, RN Bookmark.

Here’s some food for thought: When multilingual learners come across common English idioms in text, confusion can hit like a ton of bricks. Although these expressions are second nature for native speakers, they are clear as mud for learners of the English language. Especially when these learners are struggling to read, idioms can add insult to injury. Let’s throw them a bone, shall we?

If your school uses Google (G Suite) for Education, teachers and students may now login to Read Live with their Google accounts. Securely accessing Read Live using the same account used for Gmail, Google Classroom, and other Google services streamlines the login process and reduces the burden of needing to keep track of multiple user IDs and passwords. This widely requested enhancement is featured in the latest update to Read Live, which went into effect over the weekend.

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