It’s that time of year again. For most of us, the school year will be starting very soon (if it hasn’t already). Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a first-year teacher, we are so appreciative for your commitment to students’ reading development. We hope that you and your students will enjoy these new printables.

 

Updated Labels

Okay, this one isn’t entirely new, but we’re excited to announce that our labels have been updated, and they are now also available for One Minute Reader Live, Word Warm-ups Live, Read Naturally Live—Español, and Read Naturally Encore II—Español!

How to use:

After placing a student in a Read Naturally program and level, print out the corresponding labels on 1" x 2-5/8" address labels (such as Avery 5160 Easy Peel Address Labels). Allow each student to keep an appropriate label sheet in a folder designated for their Read Naturally work. When the student passes a story, they may place the label with the corresponding story title either on a sticker sheet (cardstock/construction paper) or on the cover of their folder. As an additional motivator, consider offering additional stickers for particular achievements (e.g., passing on the first attempt, zero errors on the Quiz, zero errors on the Hot Timing, earning a 4 on Expression, etc.).

Location: KnowledgebaseLabels > Read Live Labels

 

Weekly Story Tracker

Generally, students who read more make more progress in reading. Read Naturally recommends that students in our programs complete at least two stories per week. This tracker will help motivate students to pass more stories and will also help you analyze the progress that they make.

How to use:

This document is an Interactive PDF. If you would like to fill in the “Week” column on your computer before printing, you may. Otherwise, you can fill it in by hand after printing or instruct your students to fill it out as they go. For a full school year, consider printing on both sides of the paper.

Have students color in or check a box in the appropriate row for the corresponding week. At the end of the week, they count the number of colored or checked boxes and record their total number of stories passed on the line to the right. You may want to offer stickers for weeks in which they complete a target number of stories. In many cases, three stories passed would work well as a target, but realistic story completion goals for your students will depend on their time spent in the program, their levels, and their story options.

Location: KnowledgebaseTeacher Tools > Weekly Story Tracker

 

Difficult Word List

It may be helpful for some students (especially multilingual students) to record words that they struggled with so that they may review them later. This printable is adaptable to the student’s needs.

How to use:

In the first column, students should write the difficult word. Additionally, you may instruct students to draw a picture or perhaps have multilingual students write a translation for the word. In the columns for Definition and Sentence, you may either encourage your students to record the definitions and sample sentences provided within the program or require that they come up with their own.

Location: KnowledgebaseTeacher Tools > Difficult Word List

 

Blank Graphs for Read Naturally Live

If you’ve been with us long enough, you may have used blank graphs with students using paper-based Read Naturally programs. We now have blank graphs available for students using Read Naturally Live. Self-tracking is a fun and motivating way for students to be able to view and monitor their progress. This is a great resource for students that respond well to tactile activities because they get to physically graph their progress on each story. Of course, Read Live automatically generates student graphs, but some students respond particularly well to having the opportunity to graph their scores manually. Many students like having control over their graphs both because they like to mark their own progress on each story and because they can refer to the graph whenever they want and see their progress over several stories—without you needing to log in to show them their level graph!

If you choose to have students mark these blank graphs manually, giving them red/blue pencils to do so works well.

Location: KnowledgebaseTeacher Tools > Blank Graphs

 

Once again, we hope that you and your students enjoy these new resources. We’re always working to improve the Read Naturally experience. If you find these resources to be useful, please send us pictures and feedback, and keep an eye out for Part 2 in the coming weeks!