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Read Live

Web App

5 of 5 (173 reviews | add review)

  • Fluency
  • Phonics

Additional Support:
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Phonemic

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

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.

The pricing below reflects the price per seat. When you enter a quantity, you will be given an option to change your quantity to get the best deal (the most seats for a given dollar amount). Contact us for custom pricing.

Description Item Number Item Price, $
1-5 seats RL01A $159.00
6-29 seats RL01B $55.00
30-129 seats RL01C $23.00
130+ seats RL01D $19.00

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

2 seats x $159.00 per seat = $318.00
10 seats x $55.00 per seat = $550.00
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 nine sections with six to nine exercises in each section covering specific phonics patterns, including long and short vowels, vowels with the consonant r, advanced vowel sounds, consonant blends and digraphs, soft sounds of c and g, and silent consonants, . There are 69 total exercises.


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


Read Naturally Live—Español offers four levels (1.0–2.5) with 24 stories per level. Levels 3.0–4.5 will be added in Spring 2021. 


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 63 and higher (recommended)
  • Mozilla Firefox versions 60 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 10 or later (supported on iPad [4th 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

May 18, 2018


We use Read Live for intervention for fluency and for those with more than adequate fluency needing help comprehending. The students enjoy the stories. I do appreciate the story options and have been more flexible with them this year. The explicit forms and instructions for developing the retell (which I consider a summary) helped clarify the process for both the students and myself. I understand why you removed the minutes on lessons, but that was a useful piece of information. Your assistance when we have had problems has been immediate.


Apr 4, 2018


Thank you for your quick response to my question. All was answered.


Mar 15, 2018


Read Naturally has been a wonderful intervention tool that has helped build fluency and confidence. It has been amazing to see the students grow and see the pride they have in themselves after even a few short weeks of reading with the program. My students are not just motivated to use Read Live but they're excited to come to our book club and get to read!


Mar 15, 2018


I was introduced to Read Naturally at a conference and fell in love with it. I am currently using a trial version in my classes. I teach special education and have some very reluctant readers because it is so difficult for them. After being introduced to Read Naturally Live, the students are asking to stay later in my class so they can read more. It is so exciting to see them want to read!


Feb 21, 2018


Thank you for the information. It was very helpful :-)


Feb 14, 2018


I love that this program provides for teaching points. I am always redirecting my students back to the text to find support for their short responses. Students can learn a lot just from analyzing HOW a question, definition or context are phrased. One thing I would love to see is a "NOT YET" option for teachers on the short response and retell portions. We focus so much on growth mindset that clicking "NO" puts readers in that "fixed mindset" and implies that they are wrong, when they just need to elaborate.


Jan 25, 2018


I love this program. I have brought it to 3 schools over the past 11 years because it is THE BEST program for struggling readers. It allows individualized practice and instruction in a small group setting. It also provides meaningful data for writing and monitoring progress on reading goals. With the reports available, I am able to communicate very specific details about students strengths, deficits, functional levels, and growth with parents and fellow educators. Since it is a direct measure of reading and comprehension levels, it is the most meaningful tool I have for effective reading intervention. Students really enjoy the informational text.


Jan 11, 2018




Jan 4, 2018


I am always impressed with how fast Read Naturally responds to a HELP ticket. Within minutes I had help and was able to get back in to the program and back to work. Thank you


Jan 3, 2018


This is my first year using RNL. RNL is a great resource to build fluency and boost comprehension. My students enjoy the bank of stories and always ask if it is RNL time yet. If the vocabulary game was available the cold and pass activity times it would have gotten a 5 star rating.

Victoria Sharrer Jan 3, 2018
After completing both the review and a survey, I received email responses from both parties. Talk about AMAZING customer service!! They have helped me out and explained how the program does in-fact allow students to do Wordtastic (the vocabulary game mentioned above) while waiting for pass activities to be checked after practicing the story an extra time. My students and I, both need to read and listen more carefully to the directions. :) OUTSTANDING product!!

Jan 3, 2018


I have used Read Naturally software edition for years. It has been one of my "go-to" interventions for struggling readers. Read Naturally Live was one of the first programs I requested at my new school this year!


Dec 6, 2017


I love this reading program! The stories are very engaging.


Nov 28, 2017


Love using Read Naturally Live with my students!


Nov 27, 2017


We used the old Read Naturally Program for many years, but we LOVE the new Read Naturally Live! We have 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Fluency and Comprehension Intervention groups using it this year. We have had great success and the students love it! It meets the individual needs of each student where they are at. If you are looking for a program to increase fluency, this is the one! I'd like to add that the support folks at Read Naturally Live are awesome to work with. They have been so helpful with technical issues and licensing concerns. Julee Posyluzny, Instructional Coach K-5, Acequia, ID


Nov 15, 2017


I can't believe in the short amount of time we have used Read Naturally how much improvement our students are showing. It is a tremendous tool for struggling readers.


Oct 27, 2017


Read Naturally Live is a fantastic tool! It provides the structure needed for effective reading practice and growth using engaging non-fiction stories. My students love seeing their reading progress after following the repeat reading steps.

Leslie Patterson, Dyslexia Therapist, Blue Ridge, TX


Oct 20, 2017


Read Live is an independent reading class for our struggling readers to practice fluency and comprehension. I interact individually with students to check their work and their progress. Students are practicing reading and understanding as they read. The non-fiction stories are high interest for the students. I love using this tool with my students. I look for weaknesses and address those with a weekly whole group lesson and practice session. All my students are making progress!
I wish the vocabulary "game" that they work on while waiting for their cold read had a score that was reported to me. Sometimes the students are just clicking without reading carefully. Is that available and I don't know about it?

TJ Ihnot, Marketing at Read Naturally Jan 3, 2018

The program does not currently report data on the Wordtastic game. Wordtastic is designed as a waiting activity and is not considered a core part of the intervention curriculum. Thank you for using Read Naturally Live! 

Victoria Sharrer Jan 3, 2018

I would like to know the answer to the Wordtastic question as well. Did you find a way to view this?

Oct 20, 2017


I have been using Read Live for the past 2.5 years and have been very happy with it. I get a lot of valuable data from it and 'my readers' benefit from the differentiated instruction.
The most recent updates though have made it buggy and slow. That being said, tech support is quick to respond and I look forward to it stabilizing in the near future.

Tech Support at Read Naturally Oct 20, 2017

Jason, thank you for your valuable feedback! We’re sorry for the recent service disruption with our most recent update. The changes we made to the program were significant, and caused some of our users to temporarily experience performance issues. We believe that we have solved most of these issues, but will continue to work with you to resolve any problems you may still be encountering with Read Live. Please reach out to us at any time so that we can ensure you receive the best support and experience with the program possible. Thank you for using Read Live!

Oct 6, 2017


Our district has experienced lots of success with our middle school RTI2 students who are using Read Naturally Live. Interventionists report that students like using the program. There is minimal planning time involved and the program teaches vocabulary and comprehension strategies as students read. Students like the program because they can work at their own pace. They don't have to read in front of a group, and there is a choice of interesting texts for them to read.


Sep 28, 2017


Lovin' it! My students are totally engaged with the high-interest informational reading selections. They can't wait to read! They get excited about the progress they see on their graphs, and we have valuable conversations when progress is not as expected. I get excited about the progress that is evident from cold-to- hot reads!


Please let us know what questions you have so we can assist. For Technical Support, please call us or submit a software support request.

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