Intervention Programs

Read Live

Web App

5 of 5 (174 reviews | add review)

Focus:
  • Fluency
  • Phonics

Additional Support:
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Phonemic
    Awareness

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.

Includes:

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 for one year, with a MINIMUM OF 6 SEATS. Contact us for custom subscription lengths and for adding licenses to existing subscription periods. 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
Quantity
 

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

Examples:
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.

Students...

  • 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

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

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

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

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

ONLINE RESOURCES AND TECH SUPPORT

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

Feb 4, 2015

5

I have been using Read Naturally for over ten years. My special needs students at both the upper elementary and high school level have all benefited from it. Reading fluency has improved for most students in just a short time. Students like the stories that they have to choose from. RN makes it possible to work with several students at the same time, who are reading at different levels and have different reading needs. Read Live is a nice improvement to the program as well as the ipad app.


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Jan 26, 2015

5

Read Live has not only helped build the fluency of my students but it has increased their overall confidence in all areas of study. I have seen student faces light up when the meet their reading goals. I hear them reading with more pride and confidence.


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Jan 23, 2015

5

Love this program! My LAP Reading students are so motivated and we are already seeing positive results after 2 months!


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Jan 21, 2015

5

I love this program and so do my students. I love how it builds their confidence. I am a special education teacher who teaches 4th and 5th graders who struggle with reading. I was very surprised that their retell comprehension scores for DIBELS went up dramatically after using this program for 3 months. When they come to the retell section I have them tell me three things about the story. They have learned to pay more attention to what is going on in the story. They have also learned about self-correcting and their errors have decreased dramatically. I am so glad we have iPads. It does make a difference using iPads verses the paper version. Last year I had 5th graders on a different reading fluency program. I would have them read a passage for 1 minutes, three times. They complained about reading it 3 times. Now they are doing about 8 rereads and no complaining and I think it is because of the iPads. The only thing I wish that they would have is an option to slow down the read along. For some of my students it is too fast or it confuses them. The first read along I have them listen, the second read along they take the headphones off and read out loud and the third read along I have them read with the reader. Hope this helps give an idea about the benefits of this program. Love it!!


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Jan 13, 2015

5

Read Naturally LIve is a fantastic program. The stories are very engaging for my 4th graders. I am using the program with my low readers and they LOVE it.


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Dec 27, 2014

5

READ LIVE is the best tool I have for my struggling readers. The process used in each story is highly effective for students with learning and language deficits. It allows me to address reading and speaking goals at the same time. Students find the texts interesting and are empowered as they monitor their own growth. I love READ LIVE and don't believe I could do my job without it.


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Dec 23, 2014

5

Ben and Barb were very helpful with the process of purchasing our licenses and merging all our trial licenses into the master account. Ben did an excellent job conducting the webinar with our district principals and some gen ed teachers who have not used Read Naturally in the past. We appreciated all their patience and support throughout the process!!!

Read Naturally is a great product and the company provides excellent technical and educational support for its users. The students love reading the stories and have improved their reading scores tremendously. I would highly recommend it.


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Dec 15, 2014

4

The teachers are still figuring out how to manage the program. There are two teachers, one full time and one half time. I come two mornings a week as the RST Since one teacher has 5-8 in the mornings and 1-8 in the afternoon, he's the most challenged. But we are working on it. Unfortunately he's only just now actually started exploring it. )-: The part time primary teacher has had her students working on it and loves it. So, it's a 4 until we are all on board.


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Dec 12, 2014

5

We have used Read Naturally as an intervention for approximately five years & we are now in the process of moving to the LIVE version. Features that we appreciate are: passages of high student interest, vocabulary development by way of key words & a blend of comprehension questions that provide students the important opportunity to transfer thoughts to writing~ reflecting best practices in reading comprehension. Both the paper/pencil and LIVE version also include another best practice: student goal setting and tracking of progress. We thank you for a thoughtful product!
-Jennifer H, Principal, Rochester, NH


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Dec 10, 2014

5

We use Read Live in before/after school tutoring as well during the day in a section of reading interventions. As a school we believe any student who is having difficulty with the oral reading fluency gets the Read Live instruction during their day at school. We have been seeing students oral reading fluency continue to grow as they read and answer all of the variety of questions and complete the activities in the Read Live computer program. - Jill Darland, Resource Teacher , Durango, Colorado


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Dec 10, 2014

5

At the beginning of November, we began a 60-day trial using ReadLive with small groups of students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 whom we identified to be reading two or more grades below their current grade level. We are so thrilled with the progress demonstrated by these students and their increased confidence and engagement with reading that we are now subscribers to the program. We appreciate the individualized nature of the program because it allows each student to work at his/her own reading level. The focus on non-fiction selections provides a wealth of fascinating topics that engage students with a variety of interests. We also find that our middle years students don't question the maturity level of the selections they are reading because they are non-fiction. We have readers at very early stages of their reading development, and it is essential for their engagement that they don't see themselves as reading "baby" books. The required practices that students must do to pass a selection are so important for them to build fluency and confidence. When they meet their reading goals (words correct per minute), they are thrilled. These are students who have not experienced a lot of success in the regular classroom, and they are blossoming as they get to taste success. The program focuses on accuracy, fluency, the development of vocabulary, and comprehension skills... everything that these students need. We are currently looking at ways that we can incorporate ReadLive with more of our middle years students because we can see the potential in this program and the benefit it can have for a much wider range of students.


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Dec 3, 2014

5

As a teacher I have seen amazing progress in my classroom with my below grade level readers. The stories are appropriate and inviting and encourages the reading of Non-Fiction.

As a parent I have implemented the free trial with my eighth grader who is not motivated to "read for information" as our standardize tests require. I have seen tremendous improvement on her concentration and her ability to recall the story.

Overall an exciting program that kids seem to love.

Christine Thornton, ESE teacher, Tallahassee, Florida


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Nov 19, 2014

5

Read Naturally has been an amazing life changing program. When my son was finishing second grade he was still a struggling reader despite our work with him at home and excellent teachers at school. He was a choppy reader that took a long time to finish a book. He could comprehend books read to him at a high level, we know the potential was there. My brother who taught in Minneapolis shared the Read Naturally program with me and I used it with Kevin for about 3-4 months over that summer and into third grade. He got over the hump and became a reader! He turned into a kid that walked around on the playground and read the Magic Tree House books during third grade! Our son was diagnosed with dyslexia around this same time, but the Read Naturally program helped him become a reader. He is now a successful college student!

Currently the school I teach at is adopting Read Live as an intervention for struggling readers in middle and high school. We're on our third week of using the program and many of the students are starting to show improvements already! The stories are engaging; students have an opportunity to build vocabulary and comprehension while becoming fluent readers.


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Nov 4, 2014

5

I was first introduced to Read Naturally via the CDs when I ran a free community-wide after school homework program over 10 years ago. I found it worked well. Later when I began homeschooling my 11 year old niece I used Read Naturally as her reading program. She had great fluency but absolutely no comprehension. I was able to get her to grade level in about 1.5 years (she did one story a day five days a week and all 24 stories in a level). She started at Level 3.5 and was at grade level when she completed Level 5.6.

I am now working as basically the Resource Teacher in a small private school and switched from the CDs to Read Live two years ago. I have students with little to no fluency and/or comprehension. By using Read Live these students have progressed from 1.5 to 3 grade levels in a single school year. I prefer that they do a story at least three times a week and I have students who request more opportunities to read. With the increased ability to read, some of the students with behavioral issues have had a significant reduction in incidents. Most of the students are able to progress to the next level after only 12 stories. I have a small form that the students take back to class (with a second copy to go home) so the classroom teacher can see the title of the story and the cold/practice/hot read timings. The students particularly enjoy this aspect and are very proud of their daily work.

In working with the students, I have found it very useful that I am able to move students between the Phonics and Sequenced formats and to select stories based on the phonemic components. One student did very well in the sequenced series initially but once she started seeing words with long vowels and vowel digraphs she needed to move to the phonics series.

Although the program is geared to school age students, the stories are also very appropriate to adult learners.


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Oct 29, 2014

5

Our school district recently moved from the CD version of Read Naturally to Read Naturally Live. We instantly noticed an increase in student engagement, accountability, and productivity. The students are asking their teachers when they get to leave the class to work on Read Naturally Live, they love it and so do we!


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Oct 1, 2014

5
I am a school psychologist and college professor. I am also the mother of a struggling reader. Because I am not new to this, as soon as I saw my daughter having difficulties, I got to work. She has been provided with a great deal of supplementary phonics instruction through her school's pre-referral intervention team, a private tutor and an expensive summer program. While phonics instruction has been an essential component to her reading development, her ability to sound out words has not translated into fluency. She continues to struggle with text and started second grade this year with very little confidence in her skills. I decided that I was done paying tutors to come in once or twice a week and provide fragmented supports. I was going to implement an intervention on my own. I looked at the research and narrowed down my options to Read Naturally and Rave-O. Because Rave-O is more of a curriculum than an intervention, I decided it was too complicated to administer at home. I also worried that it would interfere with the instruction my daughter was receiving in school. Within a few days of starting Read Naturally, my daughter improved enough that I moved her goals up- from instructional on first grade passages, to fluent on first grade passages. Within ten days, her teacher (who had no knowledge of the intervention) emailed me to report that she had seen improvement in my daughter's skills. Not all reading difficulties are alike and my experience is not proof of a program's universal effectiveness. That said, I have been pretty impressed with the simplicity of the design, the ease of administration and the results.
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May 27, 2014

5
We started the Read Naturally Live program at the first of the year and what a great product. The students have responded well and are progressing. This program demands input from a teacher which is great. We have really seen an improvement from a stand alone program we had before. Thank you so much for all that is provided. Many of our students have reading problems because of language fluency difficulties but have been able to apply themselves and are getting better. Good job to all of you!!
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Apr 29, 2014

5
I really believe in the product. My students showed improvement in a very short period of time. I'm very appreciative that your curriculum person is willing take the time to discuss use of the product and my students. It probably isn't her job to do that, but it is great that she is willing to do so.
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Karen McKenna, Director of Curriculum at Read Naturally Jun 20, 2014

It is my pleasure, Clozelle. I am pleased that you seek out the information you need to make our programs work effectively for your students! Read Naturally strives to be responsive to our teachers and teacher leaders. That is one of the best parts of my job.

Apr 28, 2014

5
We've been really pleased at the ease of use of the software and the student results. Really solid product.
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Apr 22, 2014

5
Our teachers LOVE Read Naturally. Many are using Read Live with the Benchmark Assessor. Great program! The training videos online along with the Teacher Manual are very explicit and helpful. I had been to several trainings at conferences, prior to getting my position in my current school district. Read Naturally is an excellent program to work on fluency and comprehension. Students find it extremely motivating! We have also used the passages as CBMs for progress monitoring purposes to measure the effectiveness of specially designed instruction implemented in the area of decoding. We have had students that needed 3 probes per week. So while the benchmark assessor is valuable for checking progress 3x/year, when the requirement is to take probes more frequently, Read Live stories have been a life saver.
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TJ Ihnot, Marketing at Read Naturally Apr 22, 2014

Thanks for your comments, Juli. Read Naturally offers passages specifically for progress monitoring called Reading Fluency Progress Monitor.

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