Intervention Programs

Read Naturally® Live—Español

Component of Read Live

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Focus:
  • Fluency

Additional Support:
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

Skill Level: Grades 1‒4
Intervention Range: Beginning Reader to Adult Learner

This Spanish language version of Read Naturally Live develops the literacy skills of multilingual readers. Read Naturally Live—Español utilizes the highly effective, research-based Read Naturally Strategy on a web-based platform. This mostly independent reading program supports native Spanish speakers to develop their Spanish reading fluency while developing general reading skills with Spanish texts. The program may be used with Spanish-speaking students before or while a student learns to read in English. The program also helps native English speakers or others to learn to read Spanish text fluently as an additional language.

Read Live A Component of Read Live

Students...
  • Build fluency in Spanish by reading short, nonfiction passages.
  • Increase accuracy and expression with full audio support in Spanish.
  • Strengthen comprehension and vocabulary in Spanish.
  • Work independently most of the time.
  • Experience success and an improved attitude toward reading.
Read Naturally Live—Español provides...
  • An interactive reading program for learning to read in Spanish.
  • Support and structured practice appropriate for both native Spanish or native English speakers.
  • Options to easily differentiate instruction for individual student needs.
  • Opportunities for teachers to work with students one-on-one.
  • Motivating informational texts.
  • English translations for all stories.

Read Naturally Live—Español is a Spanish version of Read Naturally Live that accelerates reading achievement by combining the research-proven strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. A student works at his or her own pace in an appropriate level of material. Text and audio (completely in Spanish) guide the student through the steps. The student masters a story by reading along with audio and then practicing the story until he or she can read it fluently and with comprehension. The program automatically tracks student progress.

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Read Naturally Live Steps​Read Naturally Live Steps
  1. Select a Story (Seleccione una Lectura)
    The student clicks on the story he or she wants to read. Choosing the story deepens the student’s investment in the material.
  2. Key Words (Palabras Claves)
    The student reads the key words and their definitions while listening to an audio recording. The key words provide definitions that are important to understanding the story.
  3. Prediction (Predicción)
    The student uses the title, picture, and key words to write a prediction of what he or she thinks the story is about. The prediction prepares the student’s mind for reading the story.
  4.  Cold Timing (Primer Intento)
    The teacher may time the student for one minute as he or she reads the story, or the student may complete this step independently. The student clicks unknown words while reading, and then clicks the last word read during the timing. Read Naturally Live subtracts the unknown words from the total number of words attempted to obtain a cold-timing score and displays the score on a graph. This step establishes a baseline for progress monitoring, the component of the Read Naturally Strategy that motivates the student to improve.
  5. Read Along (Leer Juntos)
    The student reads along quietly with a recording of the story, typically three times. This step is the teacher-modeling component of the Read Naturally Strategy, which helps the student learn new words and master others as well as learn proper pronunciation, expression, and phrasing.
  6. Practice (Práctica)
    The student practices reading the story without audio support three to ten times until able to read it accurately, with expression, and at the goal rate. This step is the repeated-reading component of the Read Naturally Strategy, which helps the student improve fluency, master difficult words, and understand the story.
  7. Quiz (Prueba)
    The student answers questions about the story. Responding to the text holds the student accountable for meaning, develops the ability to answer many types of questions, and provides teachers with information about how well the student comprehends the story.
  8. Retell (Volver a Contar)
    The student retells or summarizes the story to improve comprehension.
  9. Pass (Aprobar)
    The student reads the story for the teacher to show that he or she can read it at the goal rate, with appropriate expression, and with three or fewer errors. The teacher corrects the comprehension questions and the retelling of the story (if applicable) and reviews the results with the student.

Additional graphs show results for the comprehension questions, and the retelling (if applicable).

Read Naturally Live—Español is a component of Read Live, a subscription program that is licensed per student. Teachers can reassign licenses if students leave the program. Read Live subscriptions include access to eight levels of Read Naturally Live—Español (1.0–4.5) with 24 stories per level.

The student works through the level in the student program, and the teacher manages the student's progress in the teacher program.

STUDENT PROGRAM

High interest, leveled, nonfiction stories include:
  • Key words, clickable vocabulary words, and comprehension activities.
  • English translation of each story (text and audio)
Extensive audio support includes:
  • Spanish audio directions for each step of the process.
  • Three appropriately paced recordings that model correct pronunciation and expression in Spanish.
  • Spanish pronunciation of words in stories when clicked.
  • Audio definitions of key words in Spanish.
  • Clickable Spanish vocabulary words with audio-supported, student-friendly definitions.
  • An English translation of each story (text and audio).
  • Auditory signals that indicate if a student's responses to multiple choice items are correct or incorrect.
Structured instructional process includes:
  • Automated steps built around teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring.
  • A wait-time activity that builds Spanish vocabulary.
Computerized scoring and extensive reports include:
  • Automated correction of multiple-choice questions.
  • Calculation of fluency and comprehension scores.
  • Graphs and reports showing student performance.

TEACHER PROGRAM

Account set up for district, building, classroom, staff, and/or students includes:
  • Enrolling staff and students.
  • Licensing students.
  • Support for single sign-on tools from ClassLink and Google Classroom.
Management of student programs includes:
  • Easily customized options for individual students and extensive student reports.
  • Printable stories, reports, parent letters, awards, and completion certificates.
Online supports include:
  • Step-by-step instruction for working in the software.
  • "How to" section on setting up Read Naturally Live—Español.
  • A lesson plan for introducing the program to students.
  • Training videos that explain how to set up the software and work with students in the program.

ONLINE RESOURCES AND TECH SUPPORT

To help you implement Read Live successfully, Read Naturally provides free web resources and tech support.
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Read Naturally Live—Español is an integrated component of the Read Live platform.

Read Naturally Live—Español is an integrated component of the Read Live platform. All Read Live licenses enable full access to the Read Naturally Live—Español curriculum as well as access to the Read Naturally Live and Word Warm-ups Live curriculum.

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Customer Reviews

May 18, 2018

5

I have used Read Naturally as a teacher and as a principal. I have been amazed at how much my students have grown in their fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and confidence! I love this program and the support the company provides. My questions are always answered quickly and promptly. The site is very user-friendly. The reports provide a lot of data to assist with instruction and planning. Read Naturally is truly one of the best tools I have ever used to assist with reading.


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May 18, 2018

5

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.


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Apr 4, 2018

5

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


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Mar 15, 2018

5

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!


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Mar 15, 2018

5

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!


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Feb 21, 2018

5

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


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Feb 14, 2018

5

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.


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Jan 25, 2018

5

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.


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Jan 11, 2018

5

Good


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Jan 4, 2018

5

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


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Jan 3, 2018

4

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.


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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

5

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!


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Dec 6, 2017

5

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


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Nov 28, 2017

5

Love using Read Naturally Live with my students!


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Nov 27, 2017

5

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


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Nov 15, 2017

5

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.


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Oct 27, 2017

5

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


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Oct 20, 2017

5

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?


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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
Hi,

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

Oct 20, 2017

4

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.


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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

5

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.


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