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.

Counting backwards, the Top 10 posts from the 2018-2019 school year are as follows…

10.  Our tenth most popular post, Effective Options to Keep Your Students Reading This Summer, is your best bet for preventing the summer slide and ensuring your students continue the reading growth they’ve worked so hard to achieve this year. Be sure to check it out before releasing your students for the summer.

9.  Teachers love free resources, so it’s no surprise that Free Supplemental Resources for Read Live and Encore Users made our top 10. If you use Read Live or Encore and want to make the most of these programs, this post is a must.

8.  Vocabulary acquisition is at the heart of numerous steps of our strategy. Our Educational Consultant, Karen Hunter, gave a free webcast on this topic, which we wrote about in the eighth-place blog post, How to Avoid a Vocabulary Slump.

7.  Our seventh most popular blog post, But Writing Takes FOREVER, offers loads of helpful tips for working with students who resist, struggle with, or complain about the writing steps of the Read Naturally Strategy.

6.  In sixth place is An Ideal Way to Train Students in Read Naturally Live, which offers a wonderful free resource that our team worked hard to develop this year. This post links to A Student’s Guide to Read Naturally Live, a four-part video series that makes Read Live training easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable than ever before.

5.  How To Set Up Students to Use Read Live at Home This Summer, which came in fifth, explains how Read Live students may continue working in the program at home during the summer months. If you haven’t set this up already, be sure to check it out. There’s still time!

4.  Our fourth most popular post, Let's Change the Narrative, One Struggling Reader at a Time, is an important read. It discusses an American Public Media audio documentary about reading that went viral. The documentary asks tough questions about why millions of American students are being set up to fail when it comes to reading—and how we can change it.

3.  Third on our list is Understanding Dyslexia, which provides key information about the most common learning disability and how Read Naturally programs can help.

2.  Our Favorite Free Resources to Help Students Spell the Word "Favorite" was a quick favorite amongst teachers, not only because it offers helpful free resources, but because it provides insight into why educators tend to see the same spelling mistakes again and again.

1.  And finally, our most popular blog post of the 2018-2019 school year was Effective Strategies for Vocabulary Instruction. This post outlines the research on how students learn new vocabulary, provides specific research-based strategies, and explains how Read Naturally programs incorporate these strategies.

That's a wrap! As always, thank you for reading and sharing our blog content this school year. We work hard to provide you with helpful resources and information to support you in your incredibly important work with students. Congratulations on another successful school year, and we look forward to continuing to work with you over the summer and into next year.