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Read Naturally® Live—Español

Component of Read Live

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Focus:
  • Fluency

Additional Support:
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

Skill Level: Grades 1‒3
Intervention Range: Beginning Reader to Adult

This Spanish language version of Read Naturally Live develops the literacy skills of multi-lingual 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 all four levels of the Sequenced series (1.0–3.5) with 24 stories per level. Levels 4.0–4.5 will be added in Spring 2021.

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 Google login using G Suite for Education.
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

Dec 3, 2015

5

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).


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Dec 2, 2015

5

HI!

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.


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Nov 19, 2015

5

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.


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Nov 18, 2015

5

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


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Nov 16, 2015

5

it really works good.


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Nov 12, 2015

5

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.


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Nov 6, 2015

5
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.
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Nov 4, 2015

4

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.


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Oct 28, 2015

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No one understood what I was asking, nor were they able to help.
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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

5

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.


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Oct 12, 2015

5

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.


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Oct 12, 2015

5

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!


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Oct 12, 2015

5

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.


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Oct 8, 2015

5

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.


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Oct 1, 2015

4

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.


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Sep 30, 2015

5

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!


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Sep 25, 2015

5

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


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Aug 19, 2015

5

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


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Aug 13, 2015

5

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


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Jul 16, 2015

5

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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