Intervention Programs

Read Naturally® Live—Español

Component of Read Live

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Focus:
  • Fluency

Additional Support:
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

Skill Level: Grades 1‒5
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 ten levels of Read Naturally Live—Español (1.0–5.6) 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 curriculum, One Minute Reader Live curriculum, and Word Warm-ups Live curriculum.

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Customer Reviews

Nov 21, 2023

5

We love Read Live in our district! It is an appealing, easy and engaging program for students to work on their fluency and reading comprehension. Students love seeing their success within one story! This success carries over to progress monitoring scores as well. Having Read Live is a great addition to the direct instruction within our Title One program. It also helps that the non-fiction stories are quite interesting for the students.


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Nov 21, 2023

5

I have been using RNL with my Title One Reading groups and they love it! They are proud of themselves when they reach their reading goals and their confidence is growing. There is a nice variety of stories and students always find a topic that interests them. I like that we can select reading skills to target individual students needs. I love that RNL is aligned with Science of Reading and students are able to identify and apply what we learn during large group lesson to their RNL stories!


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Nov 21, 2023

5

Absolutely LOVE read LIVE. It's a fabulous way for students to engage in authentic nonfiction texts with great comprehension. Our students have excelled at practicing main idea, vocabulary, sequencing, summarizing and other skills for each and every story. Being able to give specific feedback is invaluable. There has been a strong positive correlation between students that participate in read naturally and pass our state assessment. My only wish is to have some fiction passages that aren't idioms. I don't think I'd use any other program for interventions if fiction passages (not idioms) were created. Highly recommend.


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Nov 7, 2023

5

Read Live is an amazing program. I have seen my student's ORF rates soar with this program. The students that comprise my class are on multiple reading levels and it makes instruction difficult. Reading Live takes the stress off of meeting the needs of multiple struggling readers and maximizes reading time. Students can successfully work on their reading level while I support them. The stories available to the students are engaging and relevant. The data collected from the reports section is valid and is exactly what my district wants in data meetings. I just attended a Reading League training and this program is aligned with the Science of Reading. I am so thankful for this program and feel confident as a teacher that I am providing science-based practices to my reading instruction.


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Aug 10, 2023

4

The stories are engaging for kids.
Easy flow for teachers.


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Jan 13, 2023

5
I've taught for a long time, and this is a stellar program that will give you the biggest bang for your buck!
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Dec 14, 2022

5

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!


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May 25, 2022

5

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!


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May 24, 2022

1

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.


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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!

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

5

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!


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Khalida Bibi May 28, 2023
Excellent thanks

Mar 7, 2022

5

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.


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Jan 11, 2022

5

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!


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May 25, 2021

5

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.


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Apr 8, 2021

5
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!!
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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

5

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!


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Jun 20, 2020

5

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.


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Jun 2, 2020

5

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


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May 18, 2020

5

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.


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May 11, 2020

5

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.


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Apr 13, 2020

5

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.
 


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