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Today, we’re thrilled to offer a new training option: The Read Naturally Live Online Course. This course provides interactive training for teachers, helping them gain new skills and understanding independently, at their own pace. And, it’s completely free!

Last week, my second-grade son’s teacher wrote the following in her weekly email to parents: “February is the time of year that we all get a little ‘too comfortable’ with our friends and the routines.” She encouraged us to remind our children to listen to directions and to make kind, respectful choices. It is wonderful that the students are feeling comfortable at school—but when “too comfortable” leads to loss of focus and waning respect for the rules, teachers and parents need to help the students find their way back.

The first Read Naturally 2017 Star of the Month winner is Brayden C. from Redding, CA. Brayden attends Stellar Charter School as a 2nd grade student. Brayden was nominated for the fantastic improvement he has made with reading so far this school year. Brayden's teacher, Ms. Brady, plans to use Brayden's success as an example to other parents with kids using Read Naturally Live at the school. Ms. Brady shared the following with us about Braydon's success.

“Everything is going so well,” I thought to myself. “This job gets easier every day!” That’s when the trouble began...

What’s one thing we can all agree on? The importance of literacy is a cause nearly everyone can get behind. Our world today demands more reading and writing than ever before. Good literacy skills are often the key difference between students who succeed in school and students who don’t. Because we can all agree on the importance of literacy, you’ll find that many people—even people who are not directly involved in education—are willing to support it. Crowdfunding is a great way to harness people’s willingness to help and turn it into effective programming for your school.

If you work with struggling readers, chances are you’ve encountered a student with dyslexia. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in the country. Students with dyslexia are smart and competent, but differences in their brains make reading much harder for them. While educators and parents don’t usually make official dyslexia diagnoses, they are often the first ones to spot the symptoms, which include trouble with decoding, spelling, rhyming, and phonological awareness.

Educators today are bombarded with recommendations on the most effective products and strategies. Whether you’re surfing online or talking to a trusted expert, countless others will claim to know what’s best for you and your students. As you know, the only way to truly know what is effective in your classroom is to try the recommended tool or strategy for yourself.

Let's give a round of applause to Melissa F., who was named Read Naturally's December Star of the Month. Melissa is a fifth-grade student at Mount Kisco Elementary in Mount Kisco, NY. Melissa was nominated by her teacher, Ms. Breeding, for her newfound confidence and continual efforts using Read Naturally Live. Ms. Breeding shared the below story of Melissa's success with us.

Today I have some thoughts and resources to share on the topic of comprehension. In my last post, I mentioned that the checking initial placement process alerted me to a student—let’s call him Connor—whose average comprehension score was 60% correct. Another student—let’s call her Lucy—was averaging 72% correct. These scores don’t fly in my reading lab. What’s the point of reading if not to comprehend? I want to see all of my students averaging 80% correct (4 out of 5 questions) or better on their first attempt at answering the questions.

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2017 with some great news. Read Naturally Encore was selected as a District Administration Reader’s Choice Top Product of 2016. District Administration is a reputable source of information for K12 leaders in nearly every district across the country. Their annual awards program highlights the best products in the industry according to the superintendents and other school leaders who are using them in their districts. Read Naturally Encore was one of 100 Top Products chosen from over 1,500 nominations.

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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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