Intervention Programs

Read Live

Web App

5 of 5 (180 reviews | add review)

  • Fluency
  • Phonics

Additional Support:
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Phonemic

Skill Level: Grades 1‒8
Intervention Range: Beginning Reader to Adult Learner

Deliver results for striving readers of all ages with evidence-based intervention solutions on a web-based platform. Read Live provides complete access to Read Naturally Live, Word Warm-ups Live, One Minute Reader Live, and Read Naturally Live—Español in a simple and effective format. Build fluency, develop phonics skills, and improve vocabulary and comprehension with a structured process featuring nonfiction passages and an engaging scoring system.


Read Naturally Live Read Naturally Live

Word Warm-ups Live Word Warm-ups Live

One Minute Reader Live One Minute Reader Live

Read Naturally Live—Español Read Naturally Live—Español

Read Live Annual Subscriptions

Read Live includes complete access to Read Naturally Live, Word Warm-ups Live, One Minute Reader Live, and Read Naturally Live—Español—four powerful programs, one easy-to-use platform.

Important Order Notes:

  • The chart below reflects the price per seat for one year, with a MINIMUM OF 6 SEATS. 
  • For new accounts, provide the name, email address, and phone number of the person responsible for managing the account when checking out.
  • To add licenses to an existing subscription or for custom subscription lengths, please contact us for custom pricing.
  • For single-seat accounts and parent implementations, we recommend subscribing to One Minute Reader (home edition).
Description Item Number Item Price, $
6-29 seats RL01B $29.00
30-129 seats RL01C $23.00
130+ seats RL01D $19.00

The more Read Live seats you purchase, the less you pay per seat.

10 seats x $29.00 per seat = $290.00
50 seats x $23.00 per seat = $1150.00
200 seats x $19.00 per seat = $3800.00

Read Live iPad App

Download on the App StoreTeachers set up and manage Read Live using a web browser (see supported web browsers). Students can access the Read Live curriculum either by using a web browser or by using the free Read Live app for Apple iPads.


  • Work mostly independently with extensive audio support.
  • Experience gains quickly and develop confidence as learners.
  • Take ownership of their success and are accountable for their work.
  • Build fluency, strengthen comprehension, expand vocabulary with Read Naturally Live.
  • Develop mastery and automaticity in phonics and decoding with Word Warm-ups Live.
  • Supplement their development of literacy skills independently with One Minute Reader Live.
  • Develop the Spanish literacy skills of native Spanish speakers with Read Naturally Live—Español.

Read Live...

  • Enables easy differentiation for students of all ages and instructional levels.
  • Delivers extensive reports with actionable data for making instructional decisions.
  • Includes a motivating scoring system.
  • Provides built-in progress monitoring without additional testing.
  • Features interesting informational text for nonfiction reading opportunities.

Students begin with a placement process and are assigned an appropriate level and goal in Read Naturally Live. Students needing additional phonics support can also be assigned specific exercises in Word Warm-ups Live to build mastery and automaticity in phonics and decoding. One Minute Reader Live supplements the development of literacy skills through guided, independent reading. In Read Naturally Live—Español, native Spanish speakers work with Spanish texts to develop Spanish literacy skills. 

Read Live subscriptions include complete access to Read Naturally LiveWord Warm-ups Live, One Minute Reader Live, and Read Naturally Live—Español.


Read Naturally Live offers 23 levels of three series. All series have the same basic design with strategic differences.

  • Sequenced series is the basic series and has 13 levels (1.0 – 8.0) with 24 stories per level.
  • Phonics series adds phonics lessons and activities to the basic design and has 6 levels (0.8 – 2.7) with 24 stories per level.
  • Idioms series teaches common American idioms as students work on reading skills. Idioms has 4 levels (3.0 – 4.5) with 12 stories per level.


Word Warm-ups Live provides two levels. Level 1 provides practice in beginning letter sounds and detailed lessons on decoding one-syllable words across 69 exercises in nine sections. Level 2 teaches higher level decoding skills using two-syllable words across 68 exercises in eight sections. 


One Minute Reader Live provides six levels—early first-grade through middle fifth-grade. Each level includes six books with five nonfiction stories organized around a specific theme.


Read Naturally Live—Español offers eight levels (1.0–4.5) with 24 stories per level. 


Free Read Live web resources include:
Free Read Naturally Live web resources include:
Free tech support includes:
  • E-mail support and updates.
  • Web support including a knowledgebase.
  • Phone support.

To use Read Live software, your computer must meet the following minimum system requirements:

Operating System Support

  • Windows 10 and higher
  • macOS 10.10 and higher
  • Chrome OS

Browser Support

  • Google Chrome versions 75 and higher (recommended)
  • Mozilla Firefox versions 67 and higher
  • Microsoft Chromium-based Edge versions 79 and higher
  • Apple Safari versions 11 and higher 

Connection Speed

  • 512 Kbps and faster (Dial-up connection is not supported.)

Resolution Support

  • 1024 by 768 and higher

Audio including recorded timings

  • Ability to play audio (headphones preferred)
  • Recorded timings require a microphone used with a supported browser. (Internet Explorer 11 and iPad do not currently support recordings.)
Browser Plug-ins

iPad Support

  • Requires Read Live iPad app
    pointer Download from the  iTunes App Store
  • Requires Read Live subscription
  • Requires iOS 11 or later (supported on iPad [5th generation], iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, and newer)
  • Requires Internet connection, 512 Kbps or faster
  • Headphones recommended for audio support
  • Does not currently include support for recorded timings

Customer Reviews

Jan 13, 2023

I've taught for a long time, and this is a stellar program that will give you the biggest bang for your buck!

Dec 14, 2022


My daughter was in 4th grade and a very reluctant reader. A teacher in our school at the time found Read Naturally and implemented it as the reading program in her 5th grade class. This is when it was on CDs! My daughter went from a 2nd to a 5th grade reading level in about 3 months. It changed her school experience for the better. She is 30 now and she is a voracious reader and writer. I credit Read Naturally for the dramatic improvement and the confidence it gave her when she exceeded her fluency goal. I personally like the non-fiction stories. They are interesting and she still recalls some of them. Thank you!


May 25, 2022


I honestly can't think of anything to improve on - here are the things we loved...
the stories were great (students enjoyed them)
ease of use for teachers - fabulous
support from Read Naturally was excellent! :) (my favorite)
the continuous updates through e-mail from Read Naturally as well as online PD was a plus!


May 24, 2022


My school uses this for high school Special Education students. While this is good research-based material, the stories are extremely boring. My students HATE using this program, and it is the equivalent of busy work. Students find another story about a species of lizard to be troublesome, and they are desperate for content that is of any interest to people over 7 years old. I have been trying to get my school to get rid of the program. It is retarding progress with our most at need students because they dread it. It is a weekly punishment they must endure. This attitude is only a product of wrestling with my students, not my projection of ideas on them.

Customer Service May 24, 2022

Hello Mike,

Thank you for your review!

Often in these scenarios, adjusting program settings – such as reducing the number of required read alongs – can help to increase engagement for older students. We offer great insight into customizing the program based on student need & grade in our online knowledgebase here: Knowledgebase :: Adapting Read Naturally Live to Meet Individual Students’ Needs :: Read Naturally, Inc.

That said, although Read Live is widely used in high schools, adult literacy programs, juvenile detention centers and even adult prisons, no program is right for all students and settings.

Please let us know if we can provide further guidance to assist in your implementation!

May 18, 2022


I absolutely love the Read Naturally program. My students grew so much as a result of using the program. They are doing their cold reads at 20-30 words higher than when they started Read Naturally two months ago. One of my students said today, " I don't know why I love this so much, but I do!" They just love Read Naturally!


Mar 7, 2022


I have seen measurable progress when using the Read Live program to build fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills. I like assigning homework on Read Live and then meeting with the student, to go over their progress during the school day. The stories are fun and engaging and the feedback is very motivating for students.


Jan 11, 2022


This is my first time using Read Naturally and I already see some amazing benefits for both the students and myself, the classroom teacher. I see the skills they are learning on Read Naturally naturally help their reading skills transfer in other areas. It helps me differentiate individual student's needs and get that pointed one-on-one instruction to readers who need it. I wish ALL of my students could use Read Naturally!


May 25, 2021


This past year Read Live has added components of the program that make it convenient for me to offer students a wide range of tutoring depending on their levels and their reading skills. We are just finishing a challenging school year, but one that has allowed me to help my students make significant gains in their skills because of the Read Naturally suite of products which includes Word Warm-ups and One Minute Reader.


Apr 8, 2021

I love the program, and it has provided a perfect intervention for my 5th graders. I wondered if you have plans to add Word Warm-Ups level 2 (two syllable words) and Level 3 (multisyllabic words) to the Live edition? My students' level of participation has increased so much since incorporating the Live edition (over the older version that required CD players (with batteries that went dead, and headphones that never worked). Would very much like to see the next two levels added to LIVE!!
Nelda Reyes May 24, 2021

Carolyn, I'm with you on inquiring about the Word Warm-Ups Level 2 and Level 3. I love that you can place students on the Sequence Stories and then have them work on those Word Warm-Up Levels where they are having difficulty with decoding those syllable types on just words to increase their fluency. I am also a huge fan of the Read Live vs. paper-pencil, CD version.

TJ Ihnot, Marketing at Read Naturally Apr 8, 2021

We’re so glad your students are having success! Word Warm-ups Live Level 2 is in development and should be available this fall. Level 3 will take a little longer, but we are planning to add that content as well.

Aug 26, 2020


I gave the placement assessment today virtually for the first time to a brand new student to our program. I shared my screen. It was so simple. I was able to place him in less than 10 minutes. With the extra time, I gave the student and his Nanna a walkthrough of the Read Live process from Cold Read to Hot Read all from my computer! Being able to log in as the student makes this possible!


Jun 20, 2020


I had used the paper version of Read Naturally for many years with my English As A Second Language students. I loved the way it let me differentiate instruction and the excellent background knowledge and rich vocabulary the children received from the non-fiction stories. After I retired I began volunteering in an under-served city school district and used the paper program in one on one tutoring sessions with native English speakers who were reading below grade level. When schools closed due to the current health crisis, I didn't know how I could help these children anymore, but with Read Live, the excellent support from the Read Naturally videos and webinars, and the Chromebooks that were distributed to the students I have been able to continue working with my students and experience even more growth in their progress. The children are very engaged in their learning and it shows in their positive improvement.


Jun 2, 2020


A great program. Kids enjoy using it. They see their progress in fluency and comprehension skills.


May 18, 2020


Thank you so much for helping me to begin using your program for my 7th grade special education reading students. I was assisted in a timely manner and I always felt satisfied with the feedback and support provided by a gentleman by the name of Joel Olson. He was patient with me and always took the time to make sure I was leaving our support conversation with the answers to the questions I had. I would love nothing more than to continue using your reading program, however, I will be leaving my current teaching position at Shepherd and moving to Poston, another junior high school in the Mesa School District. I will be teaching Pre-Algebra. I highly recommend this program and would gladly recommend the support staff (especially Joel) to help teachers who are new to Read Naturally. Thank you again for the opportunity to use your program.


May 11, 2020


Your support staff is awesome. I have worked with Joel before. He is truly an asset to your support. Your videos for students have been so well thought out and helpful for them and now their parents as new assistants. Thank you for being so responsive to the needs as they are presenting themselves this year. I have worked with RN since the 90's with the paper pencil version to the SE version and now with Read Live.


Apr 13, 2020


Our school is an at-risk elementary school with 93% poverty. We have been using the program for 5+ years. We are thrilled with the program and love the success rate of our students. Our students are so engaged and love the stories, they even research stories further to learn more. The graphs are motivating and lend themselves to the student success. After assessing students and targeting the students in greatest need we are able to track progress with the very precise assessment components that are part of the Read Live program. One of the great aspects of this program is the variety that is offered. Not only variety in the stories but the variety in the skills that can be covered. The success of any intervention is targeting the skills needed specifically by each individual student.


Mar 26, 2020


So impressed with the rapid response and with the quality of of the help from the support team!


Feb 18, 2020


Read Naturally is a amazing tool. I have used it as a bridge to literacy for both homeless children with limited education and with adult English Language Learners. It meets the students where they are at provided all the tools we needed for success.


Feb 18, 2020


Big fan! The format/questions align with MCAS and my students (grades 2-5) are loving the online version of RN. Less paper and less planning!


Feb 12, 2020


This program has helped my students grow and they love using it.


Jan 14, 2020


My 4th grade daughter was placed in the ReadNaturally program at the top of the school year and I was struggling with accepting the fact that she was having trouble with reading comprehension. My daughter reads fluently but she was having trouble with sequencing, summarizations, and finding the main idea of a story. I was reluctant but I wanted to help her to become more confident in her schoolwork. Thankfully, this program came along to fill in the gaps. I’m amazed at the progress my daughter has achieved. She’s happier and less stressed while doing her homework and she looks forward to completing her ReadLive stories. We still struggle in some areas but I’ve seen a a major difference in her behavior and her test scores. We will continue to implement this program as long as it’s available. Thank You


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