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You’ve reached that point in September when the school year no longer feels quite so new. Students are settling into routines, patterns are emerging, and everyone is feeling a bit more comfortable. By this point, many educators have already identified or are in the process of identifying which students need additional reading support. It’s the perfect time of year to familiarize yourself and your students with Read Naturally Live—the most effective online tool to help your students crush their reading goals this year.

The start of the school year is all about getting to know your new students—their personalities, their interests, and their individual needs. Determining which students need extra support in reading, and what that support should look like, are some of the most important decisions you’ll make this year. Thankfully, we’re here to help. Educators can choose from a number of reputable assessments to screen for reading concerns. From there, Read Naturally can help you interpret the data and choose the appropriate intervention.

All Read Live users are now operating in Read Live version 2.1—our best version yet! This version includes many helpful updates and utilizes the most current web technologies.

Who needs phonics support? Allow our QPS diagnostic phonics assessment to answer this question for you quickly and effectively. Did you know the latest edition of this popular tool allows you to assess an entire group of students at once and then use this data to determine which students need a more in-depth, individual phonics assessment? Both the group assessment and the individual assessment are now included in QPS, making it easier than ever for you to identify which students need phonics support and which skills an intervention should target.

At Read Naturally, we love to recognize students, teachers, and schools who work hard to raise reading achievement. As you embark on the new school year, keep in mind Read Naturally’s Star of the Month and School of the Year programs, and be sure to nominate those who deserve to win.

We wrap up the 2018-19 school year by congratulating Owen L. from Hadley, MA on being named our May Star of the Month. Owen is just finishing the third grade at Hadley Elementary.

The end of another wonderful school year is upon us, which means it’s time to look back at our most popular blog posts. Each year, we highlight the 10 most-read RN Bookmark posts ​from August through May. This is a great way for teachers to catch up on important content they may have missed and to learn which posts resonated most with their peers. As usual, the RN Bookmark blog was full of helpful Read Naturally tips, tricks, and industry news this year.

Today, we are pleased to announce the release of Read Naturally Encore II. Encore II is a significant update to our popular fluency-building program, Read Naturally Encore. Encore uses the research-based Read Naturally Strategy to accelerate reading achievement using print materials and audio CDs. Encore II builds upon a solid, time-tested foundation to ensure the program will continue serving students for years to come.

We are pleased to share a blog post written by Read Naturally teacher Sarah Voelbel. Sarah spent this past year working with founder Candyce Ihnot in the Read Naturally Reading Lab at Faithful Shepherd School in Eagan, MN. This was Sarah’s first experience with Read Naturally. She shares her reflections after a year of using the program with students.

After several years of struggling Keyden has worked his way to April Star of the Month! Keyden is a second grade student at Sulphur Elementary in Sulphur, OK. This year Keyden has been working hard in Read Naturally with his teacher Tracy Cook and things have really started to click for Keyden.

Make Your Student a STAR!

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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