At Read Naturally, we love to recognize students, teachers, and schools who work hard to improve 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 be recognized.

The Read Naturally Star of the Month program celebrates students who work hard to improve their reading skills using Read Naturally's intervention programs. Each month, we select a student to feature in our blog and newsletter. The selected student wins a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card, and the school/teacher who nominated the student receives a $200 gift certificate for Read Naturally materials. Read the stories of past Star Student winners here. You may nominate a Star of the Month any time during the school year. Fill out the entry form here.

The Read Naturally School of the Year program recognizes schools whose students substantially improve their reading skills using Read Live throughout a school year. Each year we receive many strong applications and select a grand prize winner ($2,000 Read Naturally gift certificate), runners-up ($500 Read Naturally gift certificate), and honorable mentions ($100 Read Naturally gift certificate). Winners of these prizes demonstrate the school’s commitment to using Read Live with fidelity; students' growth in reading proficiency; and positive changes in student attitudes and motivation. Read more about past School of the Year winners here. We will open up the entry form for nominations later in the school year, but it’s never too soon to start documenting the reasons why your school should win.

We love these programs because they allow us to celebrate many of the hard-working Read Naturally enthusiasts out there—and we know there are so many of you! In addition to nominating your students or school for these awards, please feel free to contact us anytime to share your success stories. It always makes our day to hear from you.