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Read Live

Web App

5 of 5 (172 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 both Read Naturally Live and Word Warm-ups Live 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

Read Live Annual Subscriptions

Read Live includes complete access to both Read Naturally Live and Word Warm-ups Live—two 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 Naturally 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 Naturally Live curriculum either by using a web browser or by using the free Read Naturally Live app for Apple iPads.


  • Work mostly independently with extensive with 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

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.

Read Live subscriptions include complete access to both Read Naturally Live and Word Warm-ups Live.


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 9 Sections with 6–9 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.


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 Internet Explorer versions 11 and higher
  • Apple Safari versions 10 and higher 

Connection Speed

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

Resolution Support

  • 1024 by 768 and higher


  • Ability to play audio (headphones preferred)

iPad Support

  • Requires Read Naturally Live iPad app
    pointer Download from the  iTunes App Store
  • Requires Read Naturally Live subscription
  • Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later (supported on iPad 2 and newer)
  • Requires Internet connection, 512 Kbps or faster
  • Headphones recommended for audio support

Customer Reviews

Dec 3, 2015


I talked to a parent this fall and she sang the praises of the Read Live program. This is what she had to say, "Read Live has helped my daughter the most. She has been in school since she was 3 years old and she started Read Live last year. She is now in 9th grade and it's the BEST program we have had her enrolled in."
Colleen Geisen, Reading Specialist at iForward Wisconsin ( a charter school of the Grantsburg School District).


Dec 2, 2015



I watched the webinar (Foundational Reading Skills) today. 'Just want to thank you for such an excellent presentation. I am Orton-Gillingham certified, so couldn't help but notice that EVERYTHING presented was clearly research-based and considered the most effective way to work with struggling readers. ~ The more I get to know about the Read Live program, which I use with several students, the more I love it! Thank you to you and the Read Live staff for creating such an amazingly complete program! It's perfect for our Tier 2 interventions.


Nov 19, 2015


Thank you so much for taking the time to give the tutors an overview of the Read Live program and how to help the kids with their lessons. We started working with the students afterwards and they really like how they are now engaging with the kids and felt rewarded as much as the kids when passing a story. The program inherently provides structured learning and they can both feel good about the measured success and reward in a way that you don't see from just reading a book.


Nov 18, 2015


Thanks for answering my question. Your directions we easy to follow.


Nov 16, 2015


it really works good.


Nov 12, 2015


My students that are enrolled enjoy reading the stories. I like that it has vocabulary, fluency practice, and comprehension to go along with each story.


Nov 6, 2015

Because I've done READ LIVE for several years, I didn't think I needed the webinar. I was wrong. Thank you for reminding me about a few things I had learned in my initial training but had gone by the wayside. We'll be making a few changes to the way we deliver this program. I think we'll be more efficient and more effective, and our students will reap those rewards. Thanks again.

Nov 4, 2015


Read Naturally Live has several improvements over SE. It is handy that I can access student's settings from their account so that while I am working with them I can adjust their goal quickly. The look of Read Nat. Live has been updated and just seems a little sharper. Simple access to the multiple choice questions right while I am working with a student is efficient and access to the suggested correct answer when reviewing answers to open ended questions is quite nice. It might be better if those answers were written in complete sentences since that is how I ask my students to answer the questions.

I still struggle with the user interface. Adding students, making groups and other tasks sometimes takes more effort and clicking around to find the correct screen than I like.

Joel, at Read Naturally ground zero has been a big help. Competent people to help me makes any problems that I face much less of a negative.


Oct 28, 2015

No one understood what I was asking, nor were they able to help.
Bob Lay, Tech Support Manager at Read Naturally Oct 29, 2015
Deborah, I apologize for the unsatisfactory experience with our technical support team. We want everyone to have success using Read Naturally Live, and we work hard to provide the best service possible. Please let us know if there is more we can do to assist you.

Oct 13, 2015


Read Live is an excellent program for increasing reading fluency. My kids ( adolescents in middle and high school) also enjoy the program and it helps increase accuracy, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. I also like the vocabulary drills and how the program emphasizes vocabulary in context. Progress is consistent and is a successful experience for many learners who have only experienced failure in the past. I schedule my kids 2x per day for my therapy services with one session on Read Live and one session for their other language therapy work. It is programming that high risk adolescents in foster care and in the juvenile justice system are receptive to using. I highly recommend the Read Live program for at risk adolescents who have a language-literacy impairment.


Oct 12, 2015


I teach self-contained Jr. High students. Many of my students come to me in 7th grade only reading on a first or second grade level. They struggle with many issues that distract them. The stories in the Read Naturally program combined with the use of the I-Pads has proven to be a useful tool increasing their level each year at least 2 grade levels. The parents love the usefulness of being able to practice at home with the student. The students love to read the stories.


Oct 12, 2015


Some of my moderate to severe special needs middle school students use Read Naturally Live. The students are motivated by the nonfiction reading topics and the fact that they are working on reading skills on a computer or iPad. I had one student ask if he could use the Read Live program during his free choice time! That is certainly an indicator of how well students like the program. I see gains in students' reading fluency and comprehension skills while using the program. We love Read Naturally Live!


Oct 12, 2015


I think this program is a great tier 2 or 3 intervention for students who struggle with fluency and who need their comprehension monitored. It's been a good way for me to see more than one student at a time who may be at different reading levels.


Oct 8, 2015


I LOVE this program! It is great for all ages and I love that students can work at their own pace. The students can instantly see their progress by looking at their cold and hot timings.


Oct 1, 2015


We love your program! We are using it as an intervention for struggling readers. My students (mostly middle school) enjoy working with the program and love the variation of the different stories.


Sep 30, 2015


I used Read Naturally as an intervention problem for my lowest students. I found the program to be extremely engaging for my students. The stories peaked many of my students interest and they could hardly wait each day to get to work! The students were also motivated to improve each reading! I also found the format of typing comprehension responses very similar to our state standardized test. The benefits to the Read Naturally program are endless!


Sep 25, 2015


This program is wonderful it covers comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency,


Aug 19, 2015


Thanks for everything, Ben! Read Live has made such a difference in the lives of my middle school students who have struggled with reading. We see very good increases in all areas of reading including decoding, reading rate, prosody and comprehension. Test taking skills are supported as well. Best of all the students are really engaged and reading is no longer a dreaded chore while using Read Live. I appreciate your support over the last four years!

Kind regards,

Sheri Schroeder


Aug 13, 2015


This is an excellent resource for teachers. Students find the stories interesting. Students have improved their reading fluency and reading comprehension skills.


Jul 16, 2015


I was an Instructional Assistant at Monterey Road Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year. I was responsible for helping groups of children who were below standard in improving their reading skills. Our school used the Read Naturally Live Program. We had a classroom converted to a computer lab and it was great! I saw so many children improve their reading ability that it excited me for my own two boys. I think this program is excellent in that it helps them to improve on their reading speed, comprehension and knowledge of words. I hope that this program can also be used for kids who don't necessarily have reading issues but to help them improve on comprehension or just pick up their speed and reading fluency. I'd like to see this program continue to be a regular part of their curriculum.


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