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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?

Word Warm-ups Live develops accuracy and automaticity in decoding using a modified version of the Read Naturally Strategy. Students work on short audio-supported phonics exercises for as little as 10 minutes a day as reading warm-ups, or up to 30 minutes a day as an intervention.

We recently added a third level of content to Word Warm-ups Live, making the program a more comprehensive phonics curriculum. Check out the Word Warm-ups Live Basics webinar to learn more about this powerful phonics program.

Over the past couple of years, we've made several enhancements to Read Live. We've added new programs, new content, and new features with the intention of helping as many students as possible succeed. All Read Live users have access to these enhancements at no additional cost. Are you aware of everything available to you as a Read Live user?

We are proud to announce that Read Live is a primary winner in the 2022 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence program! This “Best Tools for Back to School” program recognizes the most impressive ed-tech products and solutions as reviewed by the team at Tech & Learning magazine. According to the publisher at Tech & Learning, “Our judges chose the winning products recognized here for their versatility, compatibility, value, and ability to help schools solve challenges and support continuous instruction.”

As the 2021-2022 school year draws to a close, we want to take this time to highlight the top 10 RN Bookmark posts from August through May. This is the perfect time to catch up on helpful content that you may have missed during such a hectic school year.

We've been busy here at Read Naturally, too! Our mission is to help you, help students, which is why we're always working to add new content, resources, and features. Take a look at the posts that attracted the most attention from your fellow educators this year:

Read Naturally is now accepting applications for 2022 Read Live School of the Year. The Read Live School of the Year Award recognizes schools whose students have substantially improved their reading skills using the Read Live program this year. The grand prize winner is awarded $2,000 in Read Naturally credit, and the second and third place winners are awarded $500 in Read Naturally credit. Enter your school today!

As the need for braille fluency tools has increased, Read Naturally has continued to update its offerings for blind and visually impaired students. We are pleased to now offer these resources free of charge. Any teacher who would like to use these materials can simply click here to order, and we will send you the resources for free.

A new page on our website contains audio examples of the phonics sounds students will attempt during the Word Warm-ups Live Assessment and work on in the Word Warm-ups Live exercises. Educators may use this guide to help score the assessment and to understand pronunciation of the patterns in the exercises.

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.

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.

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