What happens to a third-grade student who fails a standardized reading test in the spring? In some states, that student may be required to repeat the third grade. Fourteen states enacted policies in 2012 that either require or strongly recommend that schools hold back third-grade students who fail standardized reading tests. How do such policies impact our students and schools? Read more
A Valuable Independent Word-Learning Strategy
As you know, vocabulary is a key component to success in reading. There are many benefits to having a large vocabulary, but none is more valuable than the positive contribution that vocabulary size makes to reading comprehension (Nagy, 2005).
So how many vocabulary words should you aim to teach your students per year? Read more
Read Naturally is packing and hauling our entire headquarters to a new office, still very close to the original location. The move will take place September 11 and 12, 2014. The Read Naturally office will close for a short time in the late afternoon/evening of September 11 but will otherwise remain open for business during its usual hours. Read more