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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.

What is the best way to spend a cozy winter break? We may be biased here at Read Naturally, but we believe it's time spent with loved ones and good books. Many students will be motivated to curl up on their own with a favorite book, while many others have not yet reached this point. Regardless of where students are on their reading journey, there are countless ways to incorporate reading into the break.

Congratulations to Alex F., our December Star of the Month! Alex is a seventh grader at South Prairie Elementary School in Sycamore Illinois.

We're pleased to announce a brand new, FREE tool on our website to make the checking initial placement process easier than ever.

Are you looking for ways to enhance your skills as a Read Naturally educator? Will the holiday break finally give you a few extra minutes to focus on this? Allow our stellar training team to help! We've recently conducted several webinars aimed to help educators work as effectively as possible with their students. Because educators are often too busy to attend our webinars in real time, we offer recordings you can view at your convenience. These recordings are available to you for free--and the holiday break is the perfect time to check them out.

National Center on Intensive Intervention content experts reviewed and published Read Naturally’s Taxonomy Brief on Read Naturally Live to help educators examine the extent to which the program incorporates the seven dimensions of a quality intensive reading program. Intervention Taxonomy Brief: Read Naturally Live is available on NCII’s website.

Claire Ihnot Hayes is an Educational Consultant for Read Naturally who meets with educators nationwide to train them in Read Naturally programs. One of the most frequent questions Claire receives from educators is, “How can I adapt Read Naturally programs to meet the various needs of my students?” Older students, younger students, and ELL students have different needs and thus require different adjustments. We recently sat down with Claire to document her favorite tips for adapting Read Naturally Live to optimize success for a diverse body of students. These tips work for Encore students as well.

When we at Read Naturally reflect on what we’re grateful for, educators like you are at the top of the list. You’ve worked tirelessly through unprecedented times and have adapted to ever-changing circumstances during the pandemic. All the while, you’ve committed to your students—ensuring they continue to make progress while remaining safe and healthy. We can’t thank you enough for entrusting us with your partnership as you do this important work.

​Read Naturally Live recently added the option for students to record themselves during hot timings. This way, if a student is ready for the hot timing but a teacher is unavailable, the student can do a recording that the teacher evaluates and scores at a later time. This option is particularly beneficial in distance-learning situations when a teacher cannot always be present for the student’s hot timing.

Read Naturally’s latest phonics intervention, Word Warm-ups Live, helps students solidify the phonics skills they need in order to become fluent readers. Individualized assessment allows for differentiated instruction for each student—meeting individual needs. While all students in the class are working on phonics at the same time, each student is working on specific skills identified by the assessment. This program is highly customizable and works well in a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS).

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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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