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Congratulations to Eduardo T., our March Star of the Month!

Last month, we asked you to share feedback about what makes parent-teacher conferences successful. Thank you to all the teachers and parents who responded! Here is a compilation of the advice we received--the list includes everything from how to provide parents flexibility in scheduling to why it's important to have a variety of jelly bean flavors. Whether your spring conferences have passed or not, please read and enjoy this great advice!

This parent-teacher conference season, we hope you have the pleasure of sharing great news about your students’ growth in reading. Many parents will wonder how they can help foster this growth at home. We have developed several handouts and programs specifically for this purpose, and spring conferences are a great time to offer these free resources to parents.

If you peruse Apple’s App Store, you’ll find thousands of apps that claim to be educational. But do these apps really promote learning? Or is the word “educational” just thrown in to make them more appealing to teachers and parents?

Congratulations to Lachlan F., our February Star of the Month! Lachlan is a fourth grader at Providence Hall Elementary School in Herriman, Utah. Here is what Lachlan's teacher, Ms. Chapman, had to say about him:

After analyzing over 30 years of Read Naturally data, we know this for sure: The more stories students pass, the more they improve. The quickest path to reading competency is to successfully complete as many stories as possible. And yet, you probably have a few students who prefer to work at a leisurely pace--unconcerned with how many stories they're passing each week. How can you motivate these students to pick up the pace?

As the need for braille fluency tools has increased, Read Naturally has continued to update its offerings for blind and visually impaired students. We are pleased to now offer these resources free of charge. Any teacher who would like to use these materials can simply click here to order, and we will send you the resources for free.

Congratulations to Ashton L., our January Star of the Month! Ashton is a fourth grader at Riverside Elementary School in Brainerd, MN. Here is what his teacher, Ms. Tollefson, shared about him:

Students learning to read are inherently motivated by their own successes as they become more fluent. When their teachers acknowledge this success as well, it often gives them an extra push to work even harder. These little boosts can help them improve even more quickly. 

Pop quiz! What do you do when you’re staring down a pile of winter assessment data?

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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