Kristian B. is a student we think any teacher would love having in their class. He is a third grader at Derby Ridge Elementary in Columbia, MO. When Kristian is working on Read Naturally Live, he is always on task--even while waiting for his teacher, Ms. Soncasie. Due to Kristian's diligence, he is becoming a more proficient and confident reader. Here is what his teacher shared with us:

Kristian is truly rocking Read Naturally! He comes to class on time every day with his iPad in hand. He follows directions, logging in and getting right to work, diligently reading his stories and working through the steps independently. When it is time to conduct pass activities, he politely raises his hand, working on Wordtastic until a teacher can log in and listen to him read. It is great to see him progress through the stories and listen to him read with increasing confidence. He is a star in our Read Naturally group!

The Read Naturally Star Student of the Month program is designed to celebrate students who work hard to improve their reading skills using Read Naturally's intervention programs. Each month, we select one student to feature in our newsletter. The selected student wins a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card, and the school or teacher who nominated the student receives a $200 gift certificate for Read Naturally materials.