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​When you make a small mistake, do you point it out? Or do you move on and pretend it never happened? Often, we have a tendency to do the latter. So it’s not surprising that your students may be hesitant to call attention to their own errors while reading. In Read Naturally strategy programs, however, we ask them to do just that. Here’s why:

​At the beginning of the school year, I always get a lot of questions about placement. A very common placement question is: Do I conduct placement on students who were working in Read Naturally Live or Read Naturally Encore last year?

One Minute Reader iPad App Is 2013 Top App and Media of the Year!
The One Minute Reader iPad App has earned a “Top App of the Year Award” and a “Media of the Year Award” for 2013 by Creative Child Magazine! The awards will be officially announced in the fall, but we wanted to share the great news with you today.

Male and female brains are different. It’s a scientific fact, yet you probably don’t need science to believe it. You observe it every day in how your students interact, how they play, maybe even how they learn. Have you ever wondered what these differences mean for struggling readers?

A recent study conducted by neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center considered this question through a study of dyslexia. The study compared the brain anatomy of people with dyslexia to the brain anatomy of people without it. Unlike similar studies, the Georgetown study separated males from females and looked for differences between the two groups.

Founded by Todd Bol and Rich Brooks in Hudson, WI, Little Free Library is a nonprofit movement dedicated to offering free books in communities around the world. The idea is simple: set up small boxes in accessible locations, stock them with books, and encourage the community to “Take a Book, Leave a Book.”

Cassie Fothergill, Jeff Stegall, and others used the One Minute Reader books while on a mission trip in Haiti. Here is their story:

You've worked hard all year to accelerate your students’ progress. Thanks to your dedication, many of your students are now reading better than ever. How can you ensure this crucial progress is not lost over the summer?

While you can’t personally be there to ensure your students don’t experience the “summer slide,” you can help them avoid it. It’s as simple as sending home a letter.

Ever feel like you need to be doing more with less time? That’s why we couldn't leave well enough alone. We listened to your suggestions and totally re-made the Read Naturally Group and Tutoring Edition (GATE) so that it is better than ever for you and your students.

Congratulations to Star Student Nancy R. from Fairview, OR! Nancy is a fourth-grade student at Salish Ponds Elementary School. Nancy’s teacher, Linda Kirby, had this to say about her:

What are some similarities and differences between the Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple? What do Read Naturally programs have in common with the Common Core State Standards? How do these questions relate to each other, and most importantly, how do they relate to free resources for teachers?

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) specify that students should have the ability to analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics. Drawing comparisons in this way helps students build knowledge and think critically about the different approaches of various texts.

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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